Drew Fortune
Features // 23 Articles
Reviews // 12 Articles
Blogs // 9 Articles

'But That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Scary': An Interview with Cursive | 22 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

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.

You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory: An Interview With Steve Fisk and Alicia Dara | 24 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

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.


Ween: New Years Eve 2012 - Denver, CO | 15 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

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.

Wet Hot American Festival: Lollapalooza 2009 | 30 Aug 2009 // 5:00 PM

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.


20 Questions: Haroula Rose | 8 May 2012 // 3:00 AM

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".

20 Questions: JC Brooks | 27 Oct 2010 // 12:00 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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