Sunday, August 3 2014
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Emmett Kelly of the Cairo Gang decided to record a song for a 1971 surf documentary soundtrack. Things only get stranger from there.
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.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
After taking a year off to celebrate the label's 20th anniversary, Kompakt's annual Total compilation is back.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Richie Hawtin returns to the name that made him a godfather of minimal techno.
Monday, August 18 2014
We hear about wrecking balls as a musical metaphor all the time. But what happens when you hand the controls over to an elephant?
Thursday, August 14 2014
After taking a brief pause to survey the past, the Manic Street Preachers lunge back into the future.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Here's another one of those groovy, swingin', melodic and enjoyable exercises in futility.
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.