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Features

Monday, July 28 2014

Philadelphia Cartoonist Box Brown Explores the Man Who Lived the Myth of Andre the Giant

In telling his story in such an accessible and sympathetic way, Box Brown helps even non-wrestling fans understand what made Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff so unforgettable.


Tuesday, February 25 2014

"If I Can't Get What I'm Looking For, I'm Going to Do it Myself": A Chat with The Dream Syndicate

One of the most seminal acts of the noted Paisley Underground scene finally gets to see the warm up to their masterpiece get released in all its glory, and Steve Wynn tells PopMatters about the band's formation, live efforts, and oh so much more.


Wednesday, July 10 2013

"A Fun, Giddy Sort of Dare": An Interview with Chris Brokaw of Codeine and Come

Codeine. Come. Pullman. The New Year. A quick glance through Chris Brokaw's career is nothing short of intimidating, but after a successful reunion with Codeine, Brokaw sits down to talk to us about Come, the band's legacy, their new reissues and so much more ...


Sunday, July 15 2012

The Company He Keeps: An Interview with Matt Chamberlain

"I’m not a big fan of drum records, so I didn’t want to make one of those," says one of today's most accomplished and prolific drummers.


Tuesday, April 24 2012

Feel…Heartbeat, Feel: An Interview with the Director of 'Marley'

The danger with any work on Bob Marley is that it can so quickly slip into just so much spiritual hoo hah; but in a way, it almost has to, or it’s not giving the story it’s fair due.


Reviews

Sunday, December 14 2014

The Story of Glyn Johns' Life in 'Sound Man' Is Refreshingly Unpretentious

Sound Man gives you a look through 50 years behind the studio glass with the premier engineer/producer of the classic rock era, without any obsession over fame or status.


Sunday, November 25 2012

The Album as Construction Site: Peter Gabriel's 'Classic Albums: So'

Peter Gabriel's commercial breakthrough gets the Classic Albums treatment, to excellent effect.


Wednesday, October 3 2012

'Bob Dylan and The Band: Down in the Flood': Oh, What a Time We All Had

“Suddenly it seemed like there were no more folk musicians.”


Sunday, May 13 2012

Counting Crows: 25 April 2012 - Oakland, CA

Their live show is an occasionally uncomfortable mix of polish and genuine raggedness.


Sunday, August 10 2008

George Michael

It feels good to know, 25 years on, that George Michael has stuck around and found vindication, just like he always hoped he would.


Mission of Burma [9.Jul.08]
Ray Davies [28.Apr.08]
Seinfeld: Season 9 [28.Jan.08]
Buddy Holly: Gold [10.Nov.05]

Blogs

Sunday, March 23 2008

Under Mics with the Oranges Band #1


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