Articles tagged interview

“You Can’t Plan a Jam”: An Interview With Dean Ween

"If it's going somewhere, it might get a bass solo and a drum solo for two minutes. But that's jamming, you know?"

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19 Oct 2016 // 1:00 PM

Caetano Veloso and the Poetry of Protest

Veloso's revolution has always been one of color and light, pop and poetry, psychedelic experimentation and indigenous tradition.

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19 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Singing Their Way Across America

At stops along the way, Bragg and Henry hopped off the train long enough to quickly record classic acoustic songs in railroad stations and on train platforms.

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Three Years After ‘Breaking Bad’, Bryan Cranston Still Hasn’t Shaken Walter White

The coldblooded meth kingpin turned out to be the role of Cranston's life.

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Lowering the Boom: An Interview with Boz Boorer

Although an acclaimed collaborator of Morrissey's and Adam Ant's, Boz Boorer still has a focused solo career, and speaks to PopMatters about Age of Boom, his latest salvo.

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Adding Spice Amid the Chaos, an Interview With Faith No More’s Billy Gould

Faith No More's producer, songwriter and bassist on the songwriting craft, the re-release of their first album, and the real reasons behind guitarist Jim Martin's departure.

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Brought to You By the Letter ‘E’: Thalia Zedek on Her New Records, New Band

Thalia Zedek discusses how she turned toward quieter music after the breakup of Come and how a creative rut led her back to the land of the loud.

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Hymns and Confessions: A Conversation With Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter

Crescenzo is proud yet humble, blunt, and occasionally enigmatic in discussing Act V, as well as the past and future of The Dear Hunter in general.

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Part Journal, Part Art Exhibit: An Interview with Hiss Golden Messenger

"I had just quit my job and I think I was having a bit of an existential crisis because all of a sudden I had gotten what I had been hoping for, which is to be able to devote my days and waking hours, creative hours, to making music, to making art."

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When the Wide World Narrows: A Conversation with Spain’s Josh Haden

With the release of Carolina, Spain's sixth record, founding member Josh Haden looks back at his punk rock roots and how his desire to escape a crumbling scene spawned a particular strain of slowcore.

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Hidden City to Hidden Cities: An Interview with the Cult’s Billy Duffy

Wrapping up a blazing tour supporting new album Hidden City, The Cult's Billy Duffy reflects on the band's dynamic, their style, and how best to irritate the critics.

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“Music Is Up There and You Can’t Touch It”: Macy Gray Talks About Her New Album ‘Stripped’

The soul singer's latest was made with just one microphone and four jazz musicians covering mostly her older hits. Simplicity has its merits.

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Over the Moon: An Interview With ‘Operation Avalanche’ Matt Johnson and Matt Miller

Johnson and Miller talk about the long hours and dodged bullets behind the making of Operation Avalanche, a film that's "like The Dirties on acid."

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29 Sep 2016 // 11:01 AM

Common Still Making Sense in Shaping Hip-Hop

Common: "I feel energized right now by all the beautiful art out there -- Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book (Between the World and Me), Hamilton, what’s going on in Chicago hip-hop. I’ve been rereading James Baldwin. I feel sparked as an artist."

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Opeth’s Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

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27 Sep 2016 // 10:32 AM

20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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Wandering Still: An Interview With the Album Leaf

It's been six long years since Jimmy LaValle's last full-length as the Album Leaf, but as Between Waves proves, the wait was worth it.

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Lucy Dacus’ Rising Star Shines Bright

The singer-songwriter's debut record No Burden is getting a second wind on Matador Records, having figured out the recording/performing process from scratch.

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Making a Sene: The Rise of Brian Marc

Brian Marc, AKA Sene, manages a minimal but heavy discipline of turntablist groove; his dream-washed music appropriates the rhythms of a casual stroll through city streets.

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Wilder in the Heart: An Interview With Butch Walker

He's a Top 40 pop producer by day, '80s rock solo kingpin by night. Butch Walker's back with charm (and stories) to spare.

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