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
Monday, June 4 2012
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.
Monday, April 16 2012
Former Semisonic frontman and world-class songwriter Dan Wilson shares his thoughts on cowriting for Adele and his next solo album.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
You probably own Dark Was the Night. Yet that double-disc epic is only one side of a story decades in the making, and with the new Red Hot + Rio 2, John Carlin is finding even more ways to merge pop culture with AIDS prevention ...
Tuesday, May 31 2011
Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim tells PopMatters about the time that Kim punched him and how the duo accidentally became a band writing songs that write themselves ...
Thursday, March 17 2011
The Dodos' Meric Long espouses on guitar holes, "super shy" singing, getting Neko Case to sing on half of his band's new album, and how he just wants the Dodo shows to "go off" ...
Wednesday, January 30 2013
PopMatters chats with Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot about their new album Beta Love before their headlining gig in New York.
Sunday, November 4 2012
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.
Monday, July 16 2012
Resurrecting the brand if not the venue to promote new music consumption, plus music/film conference and screenings.
Tuesday, June 26 2012
A return to NYC provides a comfort level for convening music industry.
Tuesday, June 5 2012
The group takes off with a live show of infectious, dreamy indie pop.
Thursday, August 28 2014
Eighteen new songs with notes (and a quiz) to extend the summer vibe.
Monday, June 30 2014
Seventeen new songs plus notes to sizzle up the summer fun.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
Seventeen new songs with notes to welcome spring at last.
Monday, February 24 2014
Seventeen new songs with notes to chase away the winter blahs.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Squeezing in another listening session for 2013 -- 17 new songs with notes and a music history quiz
Wednesday, July 24 2013
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.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Thursday, September 27 2012
Monday, August 6 2012
Annual musical tribute to Bob Moog and all things synth.
Wednesday, June 27 2012
Bringing the Spirit of the Place Back to New York City.