Jane Jansen Seymour
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Jane Jansen Seymour is a writer based in the burbs of New York City, which she frequents for a cultural fix/suburban survival mechanism. She channels her extreme need for new tunes at NewMusicMatters (nmmatters.com) and welcomes recommendations on new bands/music. Follow @NMMatterscorp

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Chairlift Elevates Music on Something | 4 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

Caroline Polochek was crossing into Canada with her band Chairlift when she took the time to chat with PopMatters about the band's new album, haunted house soundtracks, and what it's like to be featured in an iPod Nano commercial.

Someone Like Dan Wilson: An Interview with the Former Semisonic Leader | 16 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Former Semisonic frontman and world-class songwriter Dan Wilson shares his thoughts on cowriting for Adele and his next solo album.


Ra Ra Riot: 25 January 2013 - New York | 30 Jan 2013 // 1:00 AM

PopMatters chats with Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot about their new album Beta Love before their headlining gig in New York.

Moogfest 2012: 27-28 October 2012 - Asheville, NC | 4 Nov 2012 // 8:00 PM

Clearly, the music was the big draw, with five venues offering choices from DJ sets to chamber pop-acoustic performances. Even an impending hurricane coming up the coast could not dampen the spirits of the Halloween revelers.


Fall 2014 New Music Playlist (audio) | 17 Nov 2014 // 9:00 AM

PopMatters has 17 new songs plus notes to add to your fall soundtrack.

Late Summer 2014 New Music Playlist | 28 Aug 2014 // 7:00 AM

Eighteen new songs with notes (and a quiz) to extend the summer vibe.


Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents David Bowie Film Series, August 2-8 | 24 Jul 2013 // 2:30 AM

After the release of a new album (The Next Day) and a sold-out museum exhibition in London (David Bowie Is), a film retrospective continues the year’s tribute to Bowie’s fascinating career.

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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