Articles tagged adam schlesinger

All The Things They Do!: A Superstar Interview with Adam Schlesinger & Mike Viola

Playing shows this week in Philadelphia and New York that delves deep down into their catalogs, PopMatters catches up with both the Candy Butchers' Mike Viola and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger to talk Stevie, Beyonce, and being in multiple bands at once.

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Tinted Windows: Tinted Windows

Members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Hanson form a Power Pop Supergroup only to craft an early contender for the Worst Album of 2009.

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30 Apr 2007 // 4:16 AM

Not only humor gushes from Fountains of Wayne

Humor springs eternal in the tunes crafted by Fountains of Wayne, and the 14 tracks on the pop-rock band’s irresistible new album, Traffic and Weather,

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Fountains of Wayne: Too Smart to Be a Rock Band, Too Smart to Be Anything Else

A self-aware songwriter, Adam Schlesinger still finds a way inside everyone else's head. PopMatters talks to the ingenius popsters about their new album and more.

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Fountains of Wayne: Traffic and Weather

A messy, dark, and defiantly askew center exists at the core of the candy-coated pop-sweetness of Fountains of Wayne's songs -- which is what makes them such a recognizable take on American culture at its twisted best.

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Fountains of Pain

Why does a band so gifted at crafting pleasing pop feel the need to lash out at losers and demand we chortle at half-baked stereotypes?

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Fountains of Wayne: Out of State Plates

Two CDs worth of Fountains of Wayne that, although you may not need to hear, you probably should. Why wouldn't you want to listen to this band's version of Max Martin's smash hit, '...Baby, One More Time?'"

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24 Jul 2003 // 11:00 PM

Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers

Alcohol plays a huge role in Managers, but instead of the adolescent diversion it was only yesteryear, it now appears as a pathetic crutch.

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17 Jun 2003 // 11:00 PM

Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers

Welcome Interstate Managers is the welcome aural equivalent of a great collection of short stories, each song offering a little snippet from a life, and presenting a range of characters to fill this musical spectrum.

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Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway

If Juilliard were to offer a course on composing the perfect pop melody, Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood should be the first folks they call for instructors.

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