This week we caught up with long-time Blisspop friend, Steven Hawley to discuss his relationship with Bliss and the creative process of writing Codebreaker’s latest album, The Space Chase. 1. Please discuss your relationship with Bliss/Blisspop – how your friendship with Will Eastman began, etc. Well, I’ve had the pleasure of both DJing & playing with the live band for Blisspop. Will & I have a somewhat lengthy history…he’s actually


School may have taught us a bit about reading, writing, socializing and calculating the laws of physics but, for one, it still lacks a concentration for music’s evolving sub-genres [sigh].  However, students affected by this insufficiency have tended to find answers on their own terms, as did Virginia Tech’s Tommy Davidson – otherwise known as Dream Cop.  Tommy is one of the latest scholars to acquire presence in the independent


Several days ago I had the pleasure of conversing with Thomas Redmond of DC’s own True Womanhood. We talked beer and music and art, among other things. It was interesting and informative and I’m excited to see Thomas and his two bandmates open for NYC’s Bear Hands this Wednesday at U Street Music Hall @ 9 P.M. While only three musicians, True Womanhood combine to create a lot of noise. Driving bass,


I’ve recently traded e-mails with John Davis, formerly of DC darlings Q And Not U and Georgie James, and now doing solo work under the stage name Title Tracks. I was able to get his take on the DC music scene among other things; you can check it all out below. John recently released his debut solo album It Was Easy to the joy of fans and critics alike. Davis’s


Recently I had the pleasure of chatting via cell phone with DJ Steven Hawley of Codebreaker. I knew midwesterners were generally down to earth, but I didn’t know they were so friendly and easy to talk to. I also assumed they were more or less rigid and stoic in their snow blanketed tundras, using most of their free time to film the sequel to Fargo and play ice hockey, and