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Sunday, April 22 2012

'But That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Scary': An Interview with Cursive

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

You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory: An Interview With Steve Fisk and Alicia Dara

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

Inside the Volcano: An Interview with Steve Fisk & Alicia Dara

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

There’s No Money in Integrity: An Interview with Steve Kilbey of the Church

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

Three Men Out at Sea: A Conversation with Dean Ween

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.


Reviews

Sunday, January 15 2012

Ween: New Years Eve 2012 - Denver, CO

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

Wet Hot American Festival: Lollapalooza 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

The Lemonheads: 18 June 2009 - Chicago

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

Metric: 14 June 2009 - Chicago

From the moment she touched the mic, Emily Haines owned the crowd.


Thursday, June 18 2009

Katie Melua: 12 May 2009 - Chicago

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


Blogs

Tuesday, May 8 2012

20 Questions: Haroula Rose

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".


Wednesday, October 27 2010

20 Questions: JC Brooks

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.


Friday, September 3 2010

Interview with St. Vincent @ Pitchfork 2010

St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has always been an artist who marches to her own beat.


Tuesday, August 31 2010

Interview with Michael Showalter @ Pitchfork 2010

Showalter is always pushing the envelope: trying the patience of many and constantly questioning "What is funny?"


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