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The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 3: Audiophile Man on CD’s 2nd Wave

May 16, 2021 by

Even though CD has fallen out of favor in recent years, we’re totally convinced that there will be a “2nd Wave” for the compact disc format. So we tracked down The Audiophile Man, Mr. Paul Rigby, to help us sort out the finer detail of why CD is not only still viable, but how it’s […]

CD Junkies: Ani Kalemkerian

May 12, 2021 by

For this latest installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we interviewed Ani Kalemkerian. The 50-year-old music fan lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ani owns about 250 CDs and said she’s been buying more lately now that she’s been finding so many great cheap CDs at local thrift stores. She occasionally posts her used CD and […]

Rhett Repko Talks New Single, Production Techniques

May 10, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with up-and-coming indie rock/pop singer-songwriter Rhett Repko. Since 2017, the 27-year-old Annapolis, Maryland native has released 26 original songs and four EPs. Repko has notched five Top 100 college radio hits. His latest single, the catchy, uptempo “Late Nights,” dropped in April. 360°: For the people who aren’t familiar with your music, […]

Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk on new doc and album ‘I’m Wanita’

May 9, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Wanita Bahtiyar, “Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk,” and Matthew Walker, director of the documentary I’m Wanita, over Google Meet. The film, which made its world premiere at Hot Docs, follows Wanita on her quest to become a country music star. The red-headed singer in her late 40s lives in Tamworth, Australia’s country […]

Doc director and drummer talk ‘FANNY: The Right To Rock’

May 7, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Bobbi Jo Hart, director of the new documentary FANNY: The Right To Rock, and Fanny’s drummer Alice de Buhr. Fanny were the first all-female rock band to sign with a major label, but far too few people today even know who they are. The four-piece released four studio albums between 1970 and […]

The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 2: The Audiophile Man has more to say about CD

April 30, 2021 by

360°Sound is hoping to convince you to reconsider CD. So we tracked down Paul Rigby, known as “The Audiophile Man,” to help us make the case for compact disc digital audio. In this second installment, Paul talks about box sets and the warm fuzzy feeling you get owning CDs. He also offers some gear advice… […]

Savanna Chestnut shines on ‘The Voice’

March 28, 2021 by

Country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut, who spoke with 360°Sound last year, recently appeared on the hit NBC show The Voice, now in its 20th season. Country superstar Blake Shelton chose Chestnut for his team after her country rendition of the ‘80s pop classic “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins. We caught up with the Americus, Kansas […]

The Paul Rigby interview: Audiophile Man Talks CD

March 27, 2021 by

Paul Rigby wants you to make room in your heart and your life for all music formats.  Known as “The Audiophile Man,” Paul has been a technology journalist for some 35 years, building a broad base of knowledge by learning from experts he’s interviewed. He writes for British magazines Hifi World and Record Collector, and has also […]

Author Talk: Guy Mankowski on UK’s Pop Rebels and Outsiders

March 26, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with Guy Mankowski, author of Albion’s Secret History: Snapshots of England’s Pop Rebels and Outsiders (out now on Zer0 Books), which covers such British artists as Syd Barrett, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, and Goldfrapp. Mankowski is a full-time lecturer in Creative Writing at Lincoln University in Lincoln, England. He is the […]

SXSW Artist Spotlight: Kayan

March 25, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with rising R&B and electronic artist Ambika Nayak, who performs under the name Kayan (her last name backwards). Born and raised in Mumbai, India, the 23-year-old singer/DJ/model/actor made her SXSW debut last week, performing an online set on the Third Culture showcase. Kayan’s latest single, “Cool Kids,” dropped in November 2020. In addition […]