Published May 28, 2014After a brutally cold winter, the warmer weather is finally upon us. June is here, and it means that we can start enjoying those summertime activities we have been deprived of for oh so long. But that's not all we can enjoy — a new month means a new issue of Exclaim! Magazine, and our June issue is full of brand new articles, interviews, features and more to sink your music-loving teeth into. Below, find a little taste of what you can expect in the latest Exclaim! issue, but for the full scoop, you'll have to pick up a copy at the street box closest to you.
Gracing our cover are Toronto genre-benders BADBADNOTGOOD. With all the hype currently surrounding the trio, we spoke with them all about their innovative blending of trained jazz musicianship with hip-hop and the groundbreaking endeavours of the trio that Tyler, the Creator referred to as "sick."
The June issue also features our über-extensive annual Summer Music Festival Guide. You can find upcoming festivals in cities and towns across Canada, so if you're looking for some events to fill your calendar this summer, our Festival Guide is the most comprehensive list of festivals you'll find.
This month's Timeline feature focuses on the prolific career of Ice Cube, which follows his story from C.I.A.'s My Posse to his film career. The piece isn't online yet — you'll have to grab an issue to read Cube's roller-coaster career story. Same goes for our Questionnaire, which this month features Constantines frontman Bry Webb. Find out about the highs and lows of his career, his stint as a construction worker, and what famous rock star his mom wishes he was emulating by grabbing an issue.
We also caught up with Merrill Garbus, the energetic mind behind tUnE-yArDs. She detailed all of her extensive tour preparations and her latest record, Nikki Nack, while Canadian black metal pioneers Agalloch discussed their epic new album, The Serpent and the Sphere.
Other interview articles include cerebral songwriter Sharon Van Etten, funk-pop outfit Chromeo and Montreal post-punkers Ought, not to mention Q&As with Ben Frost, Young Widows and Eyehategod.
Then, get educated in our Music School section, in which Mares of Thrace's Thérèse Lanz demonstrates her use of amps and a custom-wired baritone guitar to achieve her characteristic sound.
You'll find everything above and a ton more in the print issue of Exclaim! now in street boxes, coffee shops, bars, record stores and your favourite venues. Keep checking our news section to read even more interviews online.