Monday, August 26 2013
Richard Colburn of Belle & Sebastian talks with PopMatters about Glasgow's music scene, the lost art of the B-side, and the time his band turned down Radiohead.
Sunday, August 18 2013
Celebrated filmmaker Lance Bangs discusses the second season of his insightful Vice show Young Americans and his flexibility as a filmmaker.
Wednesday, March 6 2013
While many bands claim to be charting new terrain, R. Ring (Mike Montgomery and Kelley Deal) is carving its niche through hand-crafted CD releases, instrumentation consisting entirely of two guitars and vocals, and resistance toward releasing a full-length record.
Monday, February 11 2013
Jason Lytle talks to PopMatters about his years with Grandaddy, the importance of being organized, and the inspirations for new album Dept. of Disappearance.
Tuesday, August 21 2012
Belle & Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson has used his free time to write and record songs inspired by friends, filmmakers and art projects. The result is debut solo album (I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson. He tell us the stories behind the songs and discusses his perspective on a music industry that is ever changing.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.
Thursday, July 11 2013
These 20 films are a journey through the social and political conditions of America and a broader history of human violence that crowns no winners and knows no end.
Thursday, June 13 2013
Attempts to update horror icons by recasting them as mere 'mistreated monsters' risk bringing them too far out of the paradoxical isolation that fuels their monstrosity.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Rather than exercise judgment or critical perspective on crime and punishment, Spring Breakers and Pain & Gain share their characters’ self-indulgence, making narcissism seem like a palatable or practical means to achieve goals.
Thursday, February 14 2013
Having experienced decades in the spotlight, Paul Williams, a reluctant subject, is a more powerful opponent than his director suspects.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
Eric Pulido, promoted to frontman and performing quite ably, works together with the other five members of the studio and live band to make an impression that he characterizes as "less folk and more rock; less nostalgic and more progressive."
Wednesday, October 2 2013
Seven years in the making, the Heavy Blinkers' Health faces unusually high expectations.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
The problem with Drake, and a major flaw of Nothing Was the Same, is Aubrey Graham's continued failure to be convincing in his chosen role.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Despite a wealth of songs, the tactile experience associated with The Aeroplane Flies High disintegrates when translated to a digital format. A once prized item becomes empty.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
The album explicitly alludes to past CocoRosie repertoire while eliminating the excess and lack of focus that created hiccups on earlier outings. If there's anything such as a "reset" in the peculiar world these sisters have imagined, then Tales of a GrassWidow is it.
Monday, November 18 2013
My only criticism of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is that too much great music was programmed at the same time, forcing some difficult decisions about where and when to show up. The 2014 edition cannot come soon enough.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
Wednesday, October 16 2013
The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will take place from October 25 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.
Friday, September 6 2013
Athens, Ohio's Aquabear Legion is a group of musicians and artists that "provides a community network for creative people." The organization has partnered with Misra Records for a Cassette Store Day release of Spineriders' Hello Future Tinglies. Spineriders was the high school band of the late Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.
Friday, July 19 2013
Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.