Sunday, July 7 2013
Big Star were not talked about much when they were releasing their music, but as their influence spread, so did their legend. With a new documentary in tow, sole surviving member Jody Stephens talks to PopMatters about the band's legacy, followers, and unsung mentors and teachers ...
Wednesday, May 18 2011
The talented new singer-songwriter chatted with PopMatters about his affinity for storytelling and collecting keyboards, and what inspired his debut LP, a collection of power pop songs that shine from Chicago to Charlotte.
Wednesday, May 4 2011
The songs on Virgins of Menace are good, the sort of pop pleasures that we like, but not the sort of pop perfection that we cherish. Will we remember it in 20 years time?
Sunday, April 3 2011
Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.
Wednesday, March 16 2011
Music geeks are salivating at the prospect of these five upcoming music documentaries.
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Monday, March 29 2010
Analyzing the phenomenon of the inevitable spike in album sales and interest of an artist after they die.
Tuesday, March 23 2010
Thursday, March 18 2010
Wednesday, December 2 2009
Big Star may have long dwindled on the threshold of musical ubiquity and dangling obscurity, but it strangely seems like the only befitting legacy for artists so caught between their innate standing as pop music outsiders and their reverential, ever-striving will for superstardom.