September 24, 2009

Jason Chronis

This is the third of the interviews I shot in Austin -- the second has been retired, amidst a mutual agreement with the artist. Camera failures led to a re-shoot, and it just wasn't quite what we had hoped. It happens.

Jason is one of the most interesting artists I've ever met, with an amazing record collection. He's also someone whose work I've been a big fan of for years, so it was pretty exciting to get a chance to talk with him. Oddly enough we didn't end up going into much detail about Belaire, but Cari pretty much had that covered last year anyway.

We did, however, talk about JC & Co and the upcoming album, he gave me a pretty solid Voxtrot update (and let me listen to some choice bootlegs!), and we even talked a bit about their LP leak and current indie music culture. All in all, probably one of my favorite pieces so far!

Jason Chronis from Cynthia Weston on Vimeo.

December 14, 2008

A hiatus of sorts..

I haven't been able to interview/post as much as I had hoped in the past few months, because I've moved to Austin and am currently line producing a documentary on the music scene down here.

We're keeping a production blog, which you can find at:

September 9, 2008

Carol Weber

So this will be a little different - Carol Weber is an amazing young artist out of Seattle with an incredible energy. She used to be part of Sea.Mine, a Seattle band who were fairly successful around the city's music scene. Now she's starting her own project and striking out on her own. We talked about where she is right now musically, where she's been, and where she plans to go. I'll revisit her again in a few months and see where she is then. If all goes well, I'll be checking in with Carol periodically to follow her path in the Seattle music scene and watch it progress.

Carol Weber from Cynthia Weston on Vimeo.

July 13, 2008


A few days ago I got the chance to meet up with Jennifer and Adam of YellowFever, who were in town playing a couple of shows. We talked about all sorts of things, like what's next for the band, life on tour, and other music projects they've been involved in. Jennifer told me a bit about being a part of the The Carrots and her stint in Voxtrot, and Adam regaled me with tales of Teenage Dog and Robots, Please!, yet another one of those come-and-gone Austin bands who have scattered all over the country.

(Keep an eye out for the Triangle Lady, this entry's special cameo.)

YellowFever from Cynthia Weston on Vimeo.

Yellow Fever on Myspace
The Cats and Rats EP
The Culver City 7" from Hugpatch Records

July 7, 2008

Yes, yes, I know..

Sorry I haven't posted for a while -- I've been off traveling the world, but I'm back now! There should be some great stuff appearing here in the next couple of weeks, so check back soon!

March 26, 2008

Cari Palazzolo

First entry! - So what is this project?
It's an ongoing series of profiles on indie music artists. There's so much great music out there, and I want to know who it comes from and why. Apparently, when you have a camera and a blog, you can ask things that normally would just make you a big 'ole nerd. I think I'm going to like this...

I wanted to start this project out right, but this is so much better than I could have imagined! A few weeks ago in Austin, I got the chance to talk to Cari Palazzolo, the ultimate driving force behind Belaire, Fancy Feast, and Cari Music, amongst a bevy of other projects. She's one of the most talented and unique young musicians out there right now, and possibly the coolest lady I've ever met.

And so I present the very first installment (if you're using Safari you may want to switch browsers):

Cari P. from Cynthia Weston on Vimeo.

Music sampling:
Belaire {mp3} You've Really Got Me Goin' | Step Step Step
Fancy Feast tracks at


Cari Music
School Police
Golden Triangles
The Cari and Jason Band
Fancy Feast EP
Flashlight Fiction: Self Titled EP
Flashlight Fiction: The Production Cycle EP

*note: No one is paying me to advertise this music, I just want to make it easy for you guys to get some awesome in your ears