Articles by David Hopper

A Celebration of XTC’s Colin Moulding

August 17, 2020 by

Colin Moulding, ladies and gentleman! The extraordinary bassist and founding member of the inimitable English rock band XTC, of course. While Andy Partridge was XTC’s lead singer and primary songwriter, Moulding penned and sang his fair share of classic tunes, including some of the group’s biggest hits. Moulding, who wrote roughly a quarter of the […]

Q&A: Dominic Solis of garage-folk band Madisons

August 16, 2020 by

360°Sound conducted a socially distanced sit-down interview with Dominic Solis, lead singer and songwriter of the Austin-based eight-piece garage-folk band Madisons. In March, Madisons digitally released their fifth full-length studio album, Better Than I Deserve. Solis said a vinyl release is expected for this winter and a CD will come later. In this interview, Solis, […]

BrownMark Part 2 – The Revolution reunion, music industry & new music

August 13, 2020 by

This is part two of 360°Sound’s exclusive interview with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s backing band The Revolution from 1981 to 1986. Brown joined The Revolution when he was just 19 years old. In one of his very first gigs, he opened for the Rolling Stones in front of 90,000 people. While the […]

Bassist BrownMark talks new book, Prince – Part 1

August 12, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s band, The Revolution, from 1981 to 1986, about his new memoir My Life In The Purple Kingdom (out Sept. 22). Brown played on several classic Prince albums, including Purple Rain. Speaking to us from his home in Atlanta, the 58-year-old Minneapolis native made clear that […]

Q&A: singer-songwriter Fader Lima

August 10, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer-songwriter Fader Lima. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Haiti, the 37-year-old has lived in Miami since 2005. An Army veteran, Fader has been writing and recording dance music professionally for over for a decade. In 2012, her cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was featured in VIBE magazine’s 5 […]

12 Pack of Beer Songs

August 7, 2020 by

Happy International Beer Day! Since its founding in 2008, beer has been honored on the first Friday in August in more than 200 cities around the world. The IBD founders declared the day a time “for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!” […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1960

August 3, 2020 by

One-hit wonders – You can’t blame them just because people didn’t like their other stuff. Let 360°Sound take you back in time to 1960. We’ll hit the highlights as we hear youth-oriented pop culture begin to take hold in America. Rock ‘n’ roll had emerged in the ‘50s, but by 1960 Elvis was in the […]

Collin Shook Trio featuring Aubrey Logan live stream from Austin

July 29, 2020 by

Singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan joined the Collin Shook Trio as part of the Monks Jazz concert series on Thursday, July 30. The trio donned masks and streamed live from East Austin Piano Shop on YouTube and Facebook. Logan, who gave an exclusive interview to 360°Sound last week, announced that she was invited to sit in with […]

Ben Sisto Knows ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

July 27, 2020 by

July 26th is the 20th anniversary of the release of Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out.” To mark the occasion, 360°Sound spoke with Ben Sisto, the world’s foremost expert on the song. Sisto began researching “Who Let The Dogs Out” 10 years ago, when he stumbled upon the song’s Wikipedia page. He was intrigued […]

Q&A: singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan

July 25, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, we spoke with jazz and pop singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan about her music and career. Logan, 32, recently moved to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles. She grew up in the Seattle area and attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. In 2009, she won awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival […]