Articles tagged 20 questions

18 May 2015 // 10:00 AM

20 Questions: Ryley Walker

The Chicago folk star is riding high on his daring, genre-bending new disc, but would much rather talk about Led Zeppelin III and that one perfect Mark Ruffalo movie that brought him to tears.

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16 Apr 2015 // 8:00 AM

20 Questions: Cannibal Ox

Natalie Portman. James Brown. Seinfeld. These are just a few things that Cannibal Ox love, just as much as people love the fact that they're finally back.

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25 Mar 2015 // 11:00 AM

20 Questions: Mon Draggor

Richard Jankovich released an electro-pop gem as the Burnside project in 2003. Now, he has a new name, two new albums he's giving away for free, and 20 questions to answer.

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28 May 2014 // 10:00 AM

20 Questions: Unicycle Loves You

Jim Carroll's band Unicycle Loves You changes styles every album, and now are smothering joyous pop hooks in fuzzed-out indie grit. This dynamic fuels ULY's sound, but as this 20 Questions reveals, Carroll is fueled by oh-so-much more.

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16 Jul 2013 // 8:00 AM

20 Questions: Sonen

Atlanta's great electro-pop hope, Sonen hits the ground running with their debut full-length Inside The Sun, finally capturing the excitement of their live shows. They also have plenty to say in our latest 20 Questions segment, which is best enjoyed with the premiere of their new music video to boot!

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20 Questions: Imaginary Cities

Oh Canada, where pop music bears the most fruit! Rusty Matyas, of Winnipeg's own Imaginary Cities, turns his attention from the band's stunning sophomore effort Fall of Romance to play a game of 20 Questions in which we're all winners.

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26 Jun 2013 // 7:00 AM

20 Questions: Bibio

He's a brilliant guitarist, a frighteningly good electronic producer, and he may have just released his best album yet. Bibio talks about about the greatest Cocteau Twins album of all time, recreating Withnail & I in his daily life, and how everyone, everywhere, should be listening to Alan Watts.

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17 Jun 2013 // 6:30 AM

20 Questions: Nico Vega

It's taken four years but Nico Vega stands poised to revive all things rock with its long-awaited sophomore album Lead to Light later this year. Until you get the chance to hear those songs, however, there's always PopMatters' "20 Questions" series to have your back.

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20 Questions: Denison Witmer

What started as a collection of songs for a class project in Engilsh has turned into a career that has garnered comparisons to the wounded-soul recordings of Elliott Smith. Now, Denison Witmer celebrates his new album with a 20 Questions feature full of profound insight for songwriters.

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16 Apr 2013 // 7:00 AM

20 Questions: Meat Puppets

With over three decades of classics behind them and a new album (their 14th) out this year, Curt Kirkwood talks to PopMatters about The Wizard of Oz, the art on chili cans, and the eternal wisdom of Popeye...

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9 Apr 2013 // 7:00 AM

20 Questions: Bad Rabbits

How do you prove your salt when you're an energetic Jam & Lewis-referencing modern-day funk band? By going on the Vans Warped Tour, of course. Now the Bad Rabbits are touring with Kendrick Lamar, have a new album out, and a fresh set of 20 Questions answers in tow...

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27 Sep 2012 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: Youngblood Hawke

They had a huge hit in 2008 under an old band moniker, but after years of touring and playing the major label game, Sam Martin and Simon Katz reinvented themselves as maximalist pop maestros Youngblood Hawke, and Martin tells PopMatters about movies that make him cry, pipes with antlers, and why he feels best in "silk pants from the hills of China".

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18 Sep 2012 // 7:00 AM

20 Questions: Langhorne Slim

With his new 2012 release being heralded as one of his finest to date, the home-spun, always-opinionated, and fun-loving Langhorne Slim sits down with PopMatters to discuss Dali, Ziggy Stardust, and, of course, the film Rudy. ...

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20 Questions: William Brittelle

With his daring electro-acoustic chamber classical album Loving the Chambered Nautilus still ringing fondly in our memory, PopMatters takes Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle to task with our 20 Questions.

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20 Questions: River City Extension

This ramshackle eight-piece has gone from a quiet acoustic project to a band whose melodic mastery and joyous texture has given way to one of the best albums of the year. And now, head Extensioner Joe Michelini tells us about how he views people as brain food, his professional envy of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, and how the movie Avatar made him cry.

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31 Jul 2012 // 8:00 AM

20 Questions: Tu Fawning

This Portland-based foursome has released one of the year's deepest, most emotionally resonant records, although you wouldn't know it from these 20 Questions, wherein singer Corrina Repp tells us about wanting to dine with John C. Reilly, the magic of Moab, UT, and how she acquired a deaf cat named Jazz Hands.

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18 Jul 2012 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: Dev

Success has been a long time coming for the former swimmer with a sassy mouth. Yet Dev has worked hard, and after making the phrase "gettin' slizzard" ubiquitous, she has now put up several solo hits of her own while taking time to answer PopMatters' 20 Questions, revealing affinity for Brand New, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and . . . her fiance's Mickey Mouse socks.

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6 Jun 2012 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: Kool Keith

Few rappers have as many personas as Kool Keith does, and even fewer have the untouchable legacy that he carries with him. Now, with a brand-spakin' new album just out, Keith sat down to answer PopMatters' 20 Questions, here revealing why he'd build an even taller Empire State Building, have dinner with Queen Elizabeth, and why "other rappers talking crap is my brain food".

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20 Questions: Carter Tanton

He's been in a ton of noteworthy bands (Tulsa, the Lower Dens), has toured with Marissa Nadler, and now invites her to sing on his freewheeling, eclectic sleeper of a solo album, Freeclouds. In short, get ready: Carter Tanton is going to be a force to be reckoned with ...

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20 Questions: Fionn Regan

The Mercury Music Prize-nominated folk artist Fionn Regan has lead a lot of living in a very short while, and while his new album has been getting raves, it's here that he reveals a strong affinity for Dylan Thomas, how his stabs at art are very much informed by his love of music, and why he might be "cruising for a bruising" in those oxblood Doc Martens ...

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