Alexz Johnson Living “American Dream” Interview and Performances — ASidesMusic

Alexz has been busy lately doing interviews and performances everywhere. Below is the article and interview AsidesMusic and performance videos:

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Rick Moranis isn’t the only amazing thing to come out of Canada although admittedly it feels it. But you can’t get a more false statement. Is “more false” even correct to say in a sentence? Grammar geeks lend me your ears. Anyway, whether it’s Arcade Fire or Jim Carrey or an endless list of famous Canucks, some of our brightest shining lights come from our neighbors to the north. Let’s add another star shall we? Singer/songwriter Alexz Johnson , who now resides in music town AKA Brookyln, just dropped her new EP entitled Heart, and it packs a lot of it. The multi-talented artist has a sound all her own – blending folky-pop with brutally honest song lyrics. Hot off a European tour, the inwardly and outwardly beautiful Johnson filmed an A-Sides earlier this month at the Music Conservatory of Westchester and crushed two songs off her EP. She also fielded my somewhat off-beat questions like a vintage Roberto Alomar in a lenghty, light-hearted interview. Keeping the sports metaphor alive, I should also mentioned she handled being “locked” inside the studio in which filmed in like a pro. Before we get to the vids, you should know a few more things about Johnson. First off, some of you may already know her from her acting work, which has included Final Destination 3 and stints on Pretty Little Liars, BLUE, and Degrassi for which she performed the season 11 theme song.

I should also mention Johnson has probably the coolest fans ever. Without the support of a label, they respectively raised over $50,000 on PledgeMusic for Heart, and over $67,000 for her previous Skipping Stone EP. With friends like that, who needs, well, who needs anything really. My friends won’t even buy me a beer. Anyway… watch the performances below and marvel in her talents.

Interview:

This Is Heartache

American Dreamer

Sinister Girlz Podcast Interview

Alexz got interviewed for Sinister Girlz and talked about her “Heart” EP and some other things. “This Is Heartache” leads into the interview.

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Alexz Johnson Makes Debut On BLUE & Releases EP — XEX Magazine

XEX Magazine recently interviewed Alexz about Blue, her “Heart” EP, and touring. Read their article below:

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On the heels of a brand new EP and European tour, multi-talented singer-songwriter and actress Alexz Johnson, makes her debut on Season Three of WIGS series, BLUE, starring Julia Stiles. BLUE has more than 43 million views on HULU & multiple platforms, making it one of the most popular digital scripted series. On February 18th, Alexz released her newest EP, HEART. With a unique soulful folk-pop sound and passionate songwriting style, its no wonder Alexz Johnson has been called a modern day Stevie Nicks with the power of Bruce Springsteen and vocal soul of Adele She has released three studio albums under her name and tours consistently in North America and Europe. Check out our interview with Alexz as she discusses these upcoming projects.

You’ve joined the cast of WIGS for it’s upcoming third season. What can you tell us about your character?

Satya is pretty mysterious. There’s a lot going on in that head of hers. That’s one of the main things that drew me to the character, aside from the music aspect. She’s also a survivor which I like about her.

After working in both traditional television series and films, what attracted you to working on an online series?

The writing. I also think Rodrigo Garcia and John Avnet are doing cool things over there at WIGS. Online series are the new TV series, to me.

You’ve often played characters where you are able to incorporate your musical talents. Do you seek out roles that involve music performance?

They sort of seek me out.. I’ve been lucky so far.

Tell us about your latest EP “HEART” and the process of creating this new material.

It’s been quite the process. The songs on the HEART EP are sort of an album sampler from the upcoming LP. The album has taken some time to completion, so I decided to release the songs I felt were ready. Especially the fact that this album was Pledge funded.. it felt like the right thing to do. I’ve been collaborating with David Kahne as producer – I’m so excited to share the rest of the songs.

You’ve been compared to everyone from Stevie Nicks to Bruce Springsteen to Adele. Who are some of your musical inspirations?

I’m flattered! All three of them! Plus, Rickie Lee Jones, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, to name a few. Right now, I’m really into Phosphorescent.

What are some of your favorite aspects of touring to perform your music? Do you like being on the road?

I like living out of a suitcase, to be honest. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to it…

Playing live is a whole different, vulnerable, cool thing than any character I’ve ever portrayed in acting. It makes you humble and it’s my favourite thing in the world, emoting on a stage.

What are your career ambitions/goals for the future? Any passion projects?

Get this album out and tour, tour tour. I’d love to direct when I get some time. I love writing songs, acting… who knows. I feel blessed to be able to continue following my dreams everyday.

For more information, please visit: alexzjohnson.com

Interview and Performance at Concertblogger.com

Alexz stopped by ConcertBlogger.com and wasinterviewed as well as gave a performance of “American Dreamer”. Watch both videos below:

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American Dreamer

New US Tour Announced: Alexz Opening For Max Schneider in Summer 2014

Alexz has just announced she is touring again this summer! Alexz with be opening for Max Schneider during his #SAYMAX tour. It begins early June and ends early July. The links can always be found on the sidebar here. Below is the tour schedule and ticket links:

6/4 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (Tickets)
6/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (Tickets)
6/6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (Tickets)
6/8 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic (Tickets)
6/10 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler (Tickets)
6/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Studio (Tickets)
6/13 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room (Tickets)
6/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live (Tickets)
6/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (Tickets)
6/17 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (Tickets)
6/18 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java (Tickets)
6/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs (Tickets)
6/20 – Howell, NJ @ GameChanger World (Tickets)
6/21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (Tickets)
6/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar (Tickets)
6/24 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Tickets)
6/26 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (Tickets)
6/27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot – Pike Room (Tickets)
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage (Tickets)
6/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest (Flagship Miller Lite Stage) (Tickets) (V.I.P. package not available)
7/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (Tickets)
7/2 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (Tickets)
7/3 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar (Tickets)
7/5 – Copper Mountain, CO @ The Village at Copper Mountain – FREE SHOW (V.I.P. package not available)