Northern Transmissions is a music website started for music lovers, by music lovers. We feature interviews, album and live reviews from today’s most influential independent bands and artists. Northern Transmissions also features music news from around the world everyday.
If you are a band or artist and would like to get in touch, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Brownstein, Founder, Editor in Chief
My name is Charles Brownstein and I was born in Montreal, Quebec. I presently live in Vancouver, BC.
I am a true lover of music, food, books, film, and stand-up comedy. Foremost it is music that I love, that is what drove me to create this site. I confess to liking Duran Duran and the Bee gees in my youth.I prefer In Utero to Nevermind and safe as milk instead of Trout Mask Replica.
Northern Transmissions is a Music website that features interviews from musicians and bands we love. We have interviewed so many of them, from The Drums to Destroyer. We review albums by from many labels around the world, including Merge, Sub pop, Bella union, Matador, 4AD, Rough Trade, Capture Tracks, Hardly Art, and many many more.
Hope you guys enjoy the website as much as we like working on it.
Matt Dwyer is a writer, comedian and podcaster out of the city of Los Angeles. He’s written jokes for some of the top comedians today, interviewed some of the most cutting edge musicians of the past forty years and has been obsessed with music since he was a child. Listen to his podcast Conversations With Matt Dwyer on Fear Audio.
Ali is a journalism school drop out… which could very well be the only mark on her otherwise pristine
keener nerd reputation.
Ali interviewed Vampire Weekend at the age of 14, hole-punched over 2000 sheets of paper in her time interning at Beggars Music, she shows up promptly one hour early to any show she attends, is a member of the Zulu Records alumni as well as a host on CiTR’s ‘Sup World’ and actively tries to weasel her way into anything and everything music related.
Other than music, Ali’s interests include: animals, tea, dessert, photography, exploring, Ewoks, cheap
clothing, adventures, apartment pools and nice weather.
Lana Winter is a writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She focuses primarily on non-fiction/journalism, and though copywriting pays the bills, she also writes book reviews and has been dabbling in food writing.
Her taste in music is best described as eclectic, ranging from bleepy New Wave 80s tunes to flowery dream-folk, with solid doses of goth/industrial thrown into the mix. She has had the pleasure of interviewing great bands and musicians for both Sykoradio and Spill Magazine, and has absolutely no musical talent of her own whatsoever.
Current playlist: Marissa Nadler, Damien Jurado, Amiina, Jesca Hoop
Likes: Good coffee, small birds, anything blue
Dislikes: Dubstep, okra, the word “pudding”
Ground Control to Chris Kummerfeldt. This is Chris Kummerfeldt to Ground Control. I remember the first two songs I ever listened to, must have been only months old, Leo Dan’s ‘Siempre Estoy Pensando en Ella’ and Cat Steven’s ‘Wild World’. My Dad would play them all day long.
I hail from Antigua Guatemala. Studied economics before being kicked out of university.Graduated later with a BBA and worked extensively in marketing. My heart was always in the arts. So I wrote poems, founded music festivals, bartended in dark dive bars, managed rock bands, exhibited art photography internationally before I finally found true love in film. Moved to my adoptive home Vancouver and studied film in VFS. Became a director at Warmland Films in 2011 where we thrive every day ‘to create experiences that enlighten lives’. I plan to run for Presidency of Guatemala in 2027.
Spencer is a Vancouver based Producer/Engineer. He has worked with Kurt Dahle of the New Pornographers, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and local favourites the Pack A.D., Ville Kulla, Eeek!, the Shiny Diamonds, the Strange Magic to name a few.
When Spencer is not sleeping on the couch at Fader Mountain Sound, he’s going to concerts, learning to cook interesting dishes, watching films and listening or playing music. His first concert was the Barenaked Ladies for the Born on a Pirate Ship tour.
He was a hype man for the Rap Athlete when he opened for Ghostface Killah in 2011.
He is also a huge Phil Collins fan.
Michael Unger is a writer/astronomer. When not writing about space, he focuses on movies, theatre, sketch comedy, music. and sports. In his spare time he practices the air bass. He also writes for Betfair and Plank Magazine
I’m Adam Williams, from Oxford, UK. I am a humus lovin’, music obsessive with a soft spot for Star Wars.
My first gig was at the tender age of 16 and I went to see Garbage. I had a preconceived thought I would meet the girl of my dreams at the gig. Sadly this didn’t happen but the show was amazing.Strangley I didn’t see a live band again for two years. However this two year lull was broken by visiting Reading Festival for the first time. It was a bizarrely beautiful experience watching world class bands in a stinky field in Berkshire and one experience that has become an annual event in my musical calendar. Since then I have had the pleasure in attending Big Day Out Festival in Australia as well as fulfilling a life long dream in going to Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
The first record I remember buying for myself was Definitely Maybe by Oasis. At the time I felt like the only person in the world who owned this album and that Oasis were really cutting age. How very wrong I was! That’s what happens when you grow up in the 90s.
I spent most of 2010 travelling Australia and parts of Asia, so much so, I wish I was born Japanese.
“Heather Welsh is an artist and writer from York, England. After spending a bit of time traveling around Europe and North America Heather now lives in London, UK and is studying for an Art Writing Masters.
Heather writes about music and goes to shows as much as possible. She also writes poetry and short stories, blogs, takes photographs and draws too. She is inspired by nature, lines, forms and the ephemeral. Her favourite band is probably Belle & Sebastian. She likes indie, twee, folk and electronic music the most.”
Joe Romeo is a Vancouver based writer/musican. Born and raised in New Jersey, he spent a decade in Chapel Hill, NC writing, performing and teaching music before relocating to western Canada in 2012.
When not making, listening to or writing about music, Mr. Romeo enjoys hockey, film, video games and single malt scotch.
I am a Life Science undergrad student from Montreal, Quebec with an endless list of interests stretching from biochemistry, to politics, to animals, to stem cell research, to hockey, to music, to activism, to photography, to genetics, to pretty much everything else. I’m a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan, and black list all who openly support the Toronto Maple Leafs or Boston Bruins. I’ve been privileged to live in the mecca of Canadian music all my life, and am a proud supporter of all that comes from this beautiful country. I am a devoted follower to the cults of Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, and believe that the human element of music is what’s most important. All-time favourite albums: After the Gold Rush – Neil Young, Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen, Help! – The Beatles, Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan, The Clash – The Clash, There is Nothing Left to Lose – Foo Fighters.