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24 Feb 2017 // 2:00 AM

Freedom in Movement: An Interview With Sarah Bethe Nelson

San Francisco-based songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson got out of the West Coast's most expensive city and hit the road. The result: a new buoyancy and swagger in her music.

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On a Long Drive: An Interview with Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den

Bear's Den's Andrew Davie spoke with PopMatters about the band's latest album Red Earth & Pouring Rain and touring life after a sold out show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. Photos included.

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Sad Suppers: An Interview with Los Campesinos!

From a four-year hiatus to Brexit blues, the new Los Campesinos! album tackles tough subjects but with a quirk-pop smile.

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Make It Clear: A Conversation With Feelies’ Co-Founder Glenn Mercer

Glenn Mercer talks about the latest in a long line of releases from The Feelies, In Between.

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The Spirit In Her Soul Is Free: An Interview With Linda Clifford

From Curtis Mayfield to Neil Simon, the legendary Linda Clifford recalls how she capped the '70s with two full servings of spunk and sophistication.

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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Going Small on Solo Journey

How does Craig Finn determine what’s a Hold Steady song versus a solo one?

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Denzel Washington Embraces His Role As the flawed Troy Maxson in ‘Fences’ With Fiercenes

Washington is an actor of intricate parts, including his latest, Troy Maxson, the flawed and bitter Pittsburgh sanitation worker in August Wilson’s Fences.

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Wondering, Maybe: An Interview With Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu

"Okay, we'll just go forth and not think about it at all. Hold the hand of the musical universe and see where she takes us."

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Tim Bowness on Exploring (and Avoiding) the ‘Ghost Light’

Tim Bowness is putting out some of the most inspired music of his career. But on his new solo album, he tells the story of a musician "locked into one point in history".

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20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

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Out of the Living Room: An Interview With the Generations Frontman, Petie Ronstadt

Ronstadt sees his band at the precipice of a major shift on the promise of festivals and national tours, but he's never forgotten his roots.

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10 Feb 2017 // 3:00 AM

On Wandering the Paths of a Spotify Analyst’s Mad Music Map

Every Noise's curious constellation will fascinate even the casual listener, but its data madness is a puzzle.

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9 Feb 2017 // 2:00 AM

Bragging Rights: An Interview With Kool Keith

The alien MC speaks about where he's come from, where he's going, and how many of his verses may never see the light of day.

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They Still Believe in Love: An Interview With Elbow

Elbow producer and keyboardist Craig Potter talks about the band's new album, the importance of writing simply, and the departure of long-time drummer Richard Jupp.

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Heartache Is an Uphill Climb: An Interview With Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt opens up on the joys of motherhood, life on the road with her new daughter in tow, and what the future might hold for them both.

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‘Split’ the Difference: An Interview With Actor Betty Buckley

The Tony-winning actress is the emotional center of M. Night Shyamalan's new film Split, and like the movie, there's more beneath the surface.

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30 Jan 2017 // 2:00 AM

Crumbling Dais: An Interview With Wolf People

"I'd always wanted to write something about the Night Witches, the female Russian bomber pilots."

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The Story of How “Love Is All Around” Become the Theme to ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’

“Who can turn the world on with her smile?” Mary Tyler Moore, of course.

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Service of the Gods: An Interview With Composer Ramin Djawadi

As composer for Game of Thrones and Westworld, Ramin Djawadi will satiate your wait between seasons by touring his most famous compositions.

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In Celebration of Life: An Interview with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra / “Scintilla” (video) (premiere)

Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra offers an insightful and honest look into the making of Scintilla, among other things.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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