Articles tagged interview

Destined for Greatness: A Conversation With Rikard Sjöblom of Beardfish

Beardfish frontman Sjöblom discusses the makings of his latest solo effort, The Unbendable Sleep, as well as the future of Beardfish, Big Big Train, and more.

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“At the Service of the Song”: A Conversation with Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo speaks with conviction and humour about the major issues that drive her, such as the promotion of African music, the education of women, and our shared destiny as a people.

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: An Interview With Dave Stewart

With his new memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This in mind, Stewart joins PopMatters for an in-depth discussion about his new book and his influential catalog of music.

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Rock Pioneer Lloyd Price Has a Couple of Stories to Tell

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and rock pioneer Lloyd Price’s life has been much more interesting than yours or mine, from writing hits with Fats Domino to playing an influential role in the Rumble in the Jungle. Yet Price still has many more yarns to spin even now.

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Fame, Faith, and a Meaningful Life: An Interview With Ruth Pointer

Why is Ruth Pointer so excited? Her new memoir celebrates three decades of sobriety and a lifetime of survival.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Needs Secrets: Talking Music’s Essence as Art with Dean Fertita

Dean Fertita, the incendiary strike force alongside rock titans Joshua Homme and Jack White (among others) and solo artist, discusses creativity, music, and art.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Dreams Big, No Matter What It Costs

A desire to challenge themselves caused Trucks and Tedeschi to put their flourishing solo careers on hold in 2010 to join forces in what became known as the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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Carsten Norgaard: The Mystery Man in ‘The Man in the High Castle’

It's tough playing a Nazi with a conscience, but veteran actor Carsten Norgaard not only lives up to the challenge presented in Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, but stretches far beyond what's expected of him.

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Eleanor Friedberger Channels Her Inner ‘70s for ‘New View’

The Fiery Furnaces’ member Eleanor Friedberger talks to PopMatters about her sublime third solo record.

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Spike Lee Touts ‘Chi-Raq’ and Says Oscars ‘Are a Smoke Screen’

Spike Lee discusses his decision to abstain from this year’s Oscar ceremony, as well as his thoughts about Chicago itself.

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The Unique Blues Album That You Never Heard Of—‘Til Now

Cubist Blues is a stylistic departure; Alan Vega being best known for his work as one-half of pioneering electronic music Suicide, and Alex Chilton from the legendary power pop band Big Star.

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Ronald Jones, John Tesh, and Metallic Clouds: An Interview with Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne

Fresh off the massive re-release of the Flaming Lips' fan-favorite 1995 album Clouds Taste Metallic, frontman Wayne Coyne reminisces on its creation, its influence, and mystery surrounding former band member Ronald Jones.

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20 Jan 2016 // 12:00 PM

Rapper G-Eazy’s Career Is a Dream Come True

“It’s a challenge to go there, but I feel like some of the most powerful music is music that’s really personal and honest and open,” G-Eazy says of making himself vulnerable via his music.

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19 Jan 2016 // 2:00 AM

The Tortoise Wins: An Interview with Dan Bitney

Tortoise's Dan Bitney talks about 25 years in post-rock, the band's latest collaboration with Chicago's free-jazz community and why it made sense to add vocals after all these years.

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12 Jan 2016 // 10:44 AM

Maia Sharp Is Just the Thing to Offset Winter’s Chill

We talked to Sharp recently about her career, cutting her teeth on Joni Mitchell records and what it’s like to hear Raitt sing her songs.

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5 Jan 2016 // 9:54 AM

Robbie Fulks’ Restlessness Is to Pop Music’s Benefit

Robbie Fulks: “[In Chicago], I get to meet Irish players and punk-rock players and just people outside my mental or idiomatic realm. I think that’s been healthy.”

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Maserati Remains Fun, Friendly With ‘Rehumanizer’

Don't worry about whether Maserati is rock band, post rock band, Krautrock band. In the end, it's just fun.

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9 Dec 2015 // 10:33 AM

Q&A with Joanna Newsom: Conformity Isn’t My Thing

In an interview, Joanna Newsom offers insights into how her artistic personality was forged.

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Julien Baker’s ‘Real Life’ Music Tugs at the Heartstrings

The singer from Tennessee released one of the exceptional records of 2015 in Sprained Ankle.

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In Keeping No Secrets: A Conversation with Josh Eppard of Coheed and Cambria

Drummer Josh Eppard offers a jovial yet highly earnest examination of how his career, personal demons, and pop culture interests relate to Coheed and Cambria's newest disc, The Color Before the Sun.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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