Articles tagged 20 questions

23 Nov 2015 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: !!!

Coming off of the best album of their career only two years ago, dance-rock kingpins !!! up their game with monkeys, Can concerts, and a PSA about drinking too much coffee.

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18 Nov 2015 // 10:00 AM

20 Questions: Brothertiger

He may be one of the crown princes of chillwave, but Brotheriger's John Jagos keeps it casual, saying "I like wearing a baseball hat when I travel; I'm not sure why, but it just feels right."

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20 Questions: The Most Serene Republic

It's been a long six years since the Canadian nerd-rockers' last album (and first major one on their own), which is why they spend our 20 Questions talking about everything from Stravinsky to Deep Space Nine, Kid A to Royal Canadian Navy Ship's Team Diver Coveralls.

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22 Oct 2015 // 10:15 AM

20 Questions: Wax Idols

Wax Idols' Hether Fortune is doing post-punk the way it should be, with heavy melodies and sweet emotion, and to celebrate her third album under the name, reveals to PopMatters the two pieces of advice she received from Jimmy Page directly.

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7 Oct 2015 // 1:00 PM

20 Questions: L’Anarchiste

To say that L'Anarchiste is one of the best bands to emerge out of Salt Lake City makes for an awfully reductive statement, as their Sufjan-inspired brand of soulful folk-rock needs to be heard to be believed.

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20 Questions: The Lighthouse and the Whaler

A love of M83 drove the Lighthouse and the Whaler to their latest bold LP, but so did a love of stealing pirate ships and quitting jobs in order to see Sigur Ros concerts.

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20 Questions: Albert Hammond, Jr.

For Albert Hammond Jr., "Sometimes you wanna be James Bond and sometimes you wanna be Marlon Brando until you realize you can't be either!"

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16 Jul 2015 // 11:00 AM

20 Questions: Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker's febrile blues run deep with stories both beautiful and majestic. He brings his unique personality to PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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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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