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Dave Mistich
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Dave Mistich comes to PopMatters having primed himself for a career in music journalism by studying—both as a undergraduate and graduate student—at Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He’s written for a slew of publications, including The Charleston Daily Mail (WV), Relix Magazine, Graffiti, and WVRockScene.  Aside from working as a music writer, Dave is desperately trying to find the time to finish a thesis on authenticity in the earliest years of “Crawdaddy!” (Which, if you didn’t know was the first real American magazine of rock criticism.)  Dave has plans to enter a doctoral program in the fall of 2013 (where is yet to be determined) and was once called “tenacious” by ‘80s pop icon Huey Lewis.  Yes, “tenacious.”

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Tuesday, September 25 2012

Better Than the Truth: An Interview with Patterson Hood

In this candid, unflinching interview, Patterson Hood not only talks about the family affair that was his new solo album, but also speaks point blank about the Drive-By Truckers RNC scandal, the thrill of getting a new album, and why he might need to rewrite his bio ...

Wednesday, August 29 2012

The Great Despiser Gets Inspired: An Interview with Joe Pug

Recent Austin transplant Joe Pug discusses the risks he took to become a musician, touring with Steve Earle, and why all American cities are starting to look the same.

Monday, June 11 2012

Lucky That Way: An Interview with Joe Walsh

The Eagles' celebrated guitarist has been through it all: a successful solo career, critical respect, and a rough battle with sobriety. Nowadays, he's happily married, recording with Jeff Lynne, and has a new album that talks about his own journey and his thoughts on our crippling culture. Walsh speaks to PopMatters in this insightful, revealing interview ...

Thursday, May 3 2012

No Concern of Yours: An Interview with Punch Brothers

He's been in Grammy-winning bands, has worked with some of the best producers in the world, has a documentary coming out about him, and more -- but Chris Thile still doesn't see what the big fuss is about.

Tuesday, March 20 2012

Have at It: An Interview with Mike Doughty

Our writer went to speak to Mike Doughty prior to his show about his new (excellent) memoir, his unique tour, and his great new album. What he got, however, was a first-hand view of one of the most unique audience ejections we've yet seen, and Doughty tells us all about it ...


Thursday, May 3 2012

Punch Brothers: 17 April 2012 - Lexington, KY

Never mind what the group appears to be, as their style transcends the limits of instrumental preferences.


Tuesday, October 2 2012

Stop Look and Listen: An Interview with Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is embarking on tour, but this time it's more than music: this time out, Henry Rollins is talking about the joys of capitalism, and why we need to remember how important it is leading up to the election. He tells PopMatters all about his venture ...

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