Articles tagged interview

25 Jul 2017 // 9:56 AM

Vic Mensa Finds Redemption the Hard Way

“We have a society right now where you can count on two things to continue -- opioid ODs and Chicago violence -- and I found myself in the middle of both,” Mensa says.

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Deep Soul Diving: Jahshua Smith Deconstructs ‘The 4th Wall’

Smith's music is balanced on a sagacious tip, where he examines the rigmaroles of daily life through the Afrocentric prism of dialogue and debate.

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Awesome Tapes From Africa: An Interview with Brian Shimkovitz

What started as a blog soon turned into a label, and the founder/curator reflects on the newest reissue and the cassette's diminishing African presence.

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A Look Back but a Step Forward: An Interview with Steve Earle

Steve Earle has blazed his own trails but now, at 62, he reflects on fallen heroes, chance encounters, and how he'll always be a political rabble-rouser.

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“Gotta Stay Up ‘Til the Sunrise”: An Interview with Animal Collective’s Avey Tare

Animal Collective's Avey Tare talks with PopMatters about his California album Eucalyptus and the importance of space and mystery in music.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:47 AM

Thurston Moore on Exes, Money and His New Sound

Moore talks about his new album, his greatest fear, and the public implosion of his old life.

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The Story’s Jennifer Kimball Makes Folk Music for the New Century

One-half of the '90s duo The Story collaborates with Cuddle Magic's Alec Spiegelman to create mature Americana that has a modern groove.

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Low and Slow: David Lowery on the Simplicity of ‘A Ghost Story’

Following up last year's family-friendly Pete's Dragon, director David Lowery returns with ambitious indie A Ghost Story, a movie that revels in intimacy and the passage of time.

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The Young Rapper Logic Takes on World with a Message of Positivity for Everybody

Despite the trappings of mainstream success, Logic describes himself as a nerdy rapper whose mantra is "peace, love and positivity".

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Dope Opera: Azeem Talks with PopMatters About His West Coast Hip-Hop Classic, ‘Garage Opera’

In 1999, Azeem recorded his underground classic Garage Opera, hip-hop's equivalent of garage rock.

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11 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Christopher Willits Is Enveloped in Spherical Sound

Ambient composer Christopher Willits wants to surround you in sound that comes from every direction. He talks with us about spatial audio, his latest album, Horizon, and the healing power of music.

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10 Jul 2017 // 10:15 AM

H.E.R. Wants to Remain a Mystery, Even in Spotlight

Since making her debut last fall, the woman who goes by H.E.R. has gotten a great deal of acclaim for slow-burning, vulnerable records anchored by her velvety, rich voice.

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10 Jul 2017 // 8:39 AM

20 Questions: Kasey Chambers

Australia's country great Kasey Chambers embraced her ambition on a new double-album, but still wants to be remembered as "being real in a very fake world."

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A Soulful Escape: An Interview With Júníus Meyvant

Icelandic folk artist Júníus Meyvant re-released his debut Floating Harmonies today in America and recently performed his first NYC show.

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Punky Rock The Kids Would Want to Listen To: An Interview with Talay (& Live Acoustic Song)

Talented singer-songwriter Talay is very active in the NYC music scene and has just released her second EP. She sat down with PopMatters for a chat and a live performance.

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28 Jun 2017 // 1:36 PM

Saba Creates Like There’s No Time to Waste

Saba’s music holds two seemingly opposite ideas -- tragedy and triumph -- in close proximity.

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Bang Bang Bang to the Beat: Edgar Wright on His Musical Approach to Action in Baby Driver

Edgar Wright and Ansel Elgort break down their fresh approach to action in the musically driven, pop-culture infused Baby Driver.

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It’s Hummingbird Day: An Interview with Mark McGuire

For celebrated ambient/instrumentalist Mark McGuire, why bother updating your social media platforms when a hummingbird can distract you right outside your window?

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On the Heels of Big Hits, Jason Isbell Keeps Up the Momentum on ‘Nashville Sound’

Jason Isbell: “I’m not trying to sell X amount of records... I’m trying to write a certain amount of really, really strong songs every time."

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How Perfume Genius Learned to Live in the Moment

After touring his essential fourth album No Shape for a month, Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) talks to PopMatters about why this project is his most immediate and everything that implies.

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

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"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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