Sunday, April 22 2012
PopMatters' Drew Fortune catches up with his former babysitter and Cursive frontman in this interview about concept albums, angst, and why happy songs are hard to write.
Sunday, July 24 2011
PopMatters spoke with producer Steve Fisk and Alicia Dara of the Volcano Diary to get a sense of their producer/performer relationship, the Seattle music scene, the creative process, the role of the producer in today’s musical climate, and Fisk’s own unvarnished opinion on the state of the industry.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Legendary producer Steve Fisk tackled an intriguing new project by Alicia Dara, and as they reveal in an interview with PopMatters, the result reaches beyond even their wildest expectations.
Thursday, February 10 2011
They were poised to be the next U2 after the ubiquitous single "Under the Milky Way" took America by storm in the late '80s. That didn't happen, but despite internal strife, debilitating heroin addiction and the curse of grunge, leader Steve Kilbey and the Church are doing just fine.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
PopMatters conducts an interview with co-founder of oddball rock outfit Ween in a rather unique environment: out at sea, fishing... and boy does Dean Ween have some choice words about the state of the music industry.
Sunday, January 15 2012
Did they reach their goal of one hundred songs? No. But it didn't matter. I had witnessed the best Ween show this jaded fan has seen in over a decade of actively following the band.
Sunday, August 30 2009
Certain things in Chicago are predictable... if it’s Lollapalooza weekend, the weather is gonna stink. PopMatters covered the fest, shooting video interviews and avoiding heatstroke.
Sunday, August 2 2009
It was as if Evan Dando cruised by a high school, threw the backing band in a van, tossed them a Best Of CD and said, “learn this.”
Monday, July 27 2009
From the moment she touched the mic, Emily Haines owned the crowd.
Thursday, June 18 2009
At 25, Katie Melua has had a Dutch tulip named in her honor, met and played for Nelson Mandela, and set a Guinness World Record for deepest underwater concert
Tuesday, May 8 2012
With a highly personal sound that's both intimate and alluring, Haroula Rose sits down with PopMatters to talk about her psychic abilities, her terrifying first performance, and all her dinner guests whose name starts with "J".
Tuesday, October 26 2010
Whether he's covering Wilco's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" or moving a packed house of indie rockers to dance, JC Brooks brings soul and swagger to everything he touches.
Thursday, September 2 2010
St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has always been an artist who marches to her own beat.
Tuesday, August 31 2010
Showalter is always pushing the envelope: trying the patience of many and constantly questioning "What is funny?"