Artist Spotlight: Harrison Mills
Music // 4/18/2019
Sat with his back to the hustle and bustle of Lakewood on a cool Tuesday afternoon, Harrison Mills, a first-year Master of Legal studies student at Cleveland State University, patiently sat at a table inside of the equally happening Root Café waiting for his meal.
His laptop, which is decorated with stickers from various punk bands scattered over the front, was left sitting off to the side, the work he was once doing soon forgotten as his order arrived at the table.
With his meal now at the table and the afternoon crowds coming and going from the café calming down, Mills soon jumped into a 40-minute conversation about work, school and what all of that means when it comes to being in his band, The Grievance Club.
Mat Kerekes on his solo career
Music // May 2, 2019
Notes of questions were scattered around the table as the clock slowly ticked its way to noon.
Once the clock reached the 12, a silent buzzing signaled the interview’s prompt start. With an allotted 15-minute time frame, pleasantries were quickly given out before it was time to start asking questions.
Mat Kerekes, the lead vocalist of Toledo and Michigan-based punk act Citizen, is as laid back as one can be the day before starting a 20-date trek across North America. In fact, the upcoming tour wasn’t even at the forefront of his mind, rather, something else entirely.
“I’m building a bird cage right now,” he offered with a laugh.