Sunday, May 4 2014
In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.
Monday, January 27 2014
One of the most compelling indie-rock titans out there today, the intriguingly-titled Rave Tapes proves to be yet another fascinating red herring, and the band tells us about the album's development, running a label with a cadre of artists, and oh so much more ...
Tuesday, August 27 2013
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
Over a decade after the tragic loss of their frontman, a devoted fan base and a high-profile U2/Green Day cover helped put Big Country right back on the map, and for the first new album in years, Bruce Watson walks through every step of this truly amazing Journey.
Thursday, February 28 2013
One day, Jon Davison was singing in a Yes tribute band. Then, he actually became the touring lead singer of Yes. Now, he shares his tale, along with how he and the band prepping to play three albums in full every night of their upcoming tour ...
Monday, July 21 2014
Yasiin Gaye swings back around for round two of the long-playing soul/hip-hop mashups. Nice.
Sunday, July 20 2014
(Clan of) Xymox launched their career with the long out-of-print EP Subsequent Pleasures. Dark Entries reintroduces this odd yet compelling recording to those who missed out on it the first time.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
Electronic jazz mashup artist Mark de Clive-Lowe collages together a breathtaking masterpiece.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
Severed Heads' "Dead Eyes Opened" was an accidental critical success back in 1983. Relive this modest hit's moment in the sun on a vinyl reissue.
Monday, July 14 2014
Lucky Peterson is the son of a bluesman. He has the blues in his blood. He says so himself, many times.
Thursday, March 27 2014
Chilltronic outfit All India Radio give us more free rarities.
Monday, March 10 2014
All the freebies a CDR can hold!
Tuesday, February 25 2014
The MP-Free jazz website is grinding to a halt.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Singer/songwriter/guitarist shares his musical obsessions.
Tuesday, January 14 2014
PopMatters premieres "Ernest / Protector", one of the flashier tracks from jazz guitarist Nir Felder's forthcoming debut album Golden Age.