EPISODE #94: LAUREN KASHAN (SHARPTOOTH) / MATT HONEYCUTT (KUBLAI KHAN) – (FROM WARPED TOUR 2018 DETROIT) – IN THIS EPISODE:
This is the second of three episodes with interviews recorded from the Detroit stop of the Van’s Warped Tour. We have another double header for you with first, an interview with Lauren Kashan, the lead vocalist of the Baltimore-based hardcore punk band Sharptooth, and then a chat with frontman Matt Honeycutt of the Texas-based metalcore band Kublai Khan.
Sharptooth released their debut album Clever Girl last year. They just announced they will be joining Cane Hill (lead singer Elijah Witt was on Episode #83) on tour starting on September 21st in Orlando through November 3rd in New Orleans (dates below). During our interview, we talked about being on the Warped Tour, the lessons learned by touring, her ambition and passion for music, the topic of gender identity, the representation of women and people of color in metal and hardcore and the need for allies for these discussions, the need for equality, and about their live shows.
Kublai Khan released their their studio album Nomad last year via Rise Records. During our interview, we talk about the reactions from the Warped Tour crowd, playing for different types of crowds, dealing with the stresses of touring, a look back into the 10 years of the band’s existence, the experience of going from teenagers to adults in this band, the social issues of their music, and their newest album Nomad.
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