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 ...
Sunday, March 9 2014
An oft-overlooked songwriter and his band offer an album that hopefully won't be so overlooked this time.
Thursday, March 6 2014
A New York composer gets his recorded career rolling with an appetizer.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
As Wonder Woman says, Great Hera!
Monday, March 3 2014
St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.
Monday, March 3 2014
Who or what is KG? And where can I get more of it?
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.
Monday, November 25 2013
Sitcom-core pioneer Electric Grandmother's new-old album has 100 songs for free.