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 ...
Wednesday, February 13 2013
A strange set of circumstances lead to Camper Van Beethoven's long-awaited new album being made, and in this candid interview, Victor Krummenacher discusses the album's creation, the financial difficulty in touring, and how his fans may be better archivists than he is ...
Friday, April 18 2014
You've heard piano and guitar duet albums. This one goes off into a blue yonder.
Thursday, April 17 2014
Stanton Moore goes back to acoustic jazz, but he couldn't shake off the funk beats if he tried.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
Polish guitarist Grzegorz Lesiak does a musical about-face, pointing to grand things down the road.
Monday, April 14 2014
If this is what a Mudhoney shows sounds like these days, then I say hooray for longevity.
Friday, April 4 2014
For Elevation: The Upper Air, Bernie Worrell leaves the funk at home. Light years away.
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.