Articles tagged music interview

Inside the Fabulous Funk of the Brand New Heavies

Andrew Levy tells PopMatters how there's no blues in the Brand New Heavies' rhythm since N'Dea Davenport returned.

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Drive-By Truckers: The Burrs in Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Saddle

The Truckers earned universal acclaim for their well-crafted rock albums and raucous live shows, but 2008 marks a new era. PopMatters talks with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood.

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Across the Great Divides One Last Time: An Interview with the Mendoza Line

Timothy Braces gives the story behind the band's literal break-up album.

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The Party of the Humans Has Left Us Hungover: An Interview with the Most Serene Republic

Ryan Lenssen nearly had his hands cut off, made his bandmates re-record the same album three times over, and says that their latest album wouldn't have been possible without the help of Ayn Rand.

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New Ground: An Interview with PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey talks to PopMatters about her haunting new album, learning piano by ear, limitless imagination, and why she decided to do a string of solo shows to bring White Chalk to her fans.

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A Constant Questioning: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown

The key member of Sunset Rubdown and Wolf Parade matches his ambition with his humility. And his coffee.

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Standing Under Stars: An Interview with Rahsaan Patterson

The innovative soul stylist tested the concept of God and what did he find? Patterson talks to PopMatters.

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Southern Comfort: An Interview with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell

Band of Horses' reluctant frontman talks about moving back South to record his new album, the fading playoff hopes of the New York Yankees, and indie rock's most influential beards.

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Michael Gira in His Own Words

Even after decades of creating powerful music, first through Swans and now with Angels of Light, Michael Gira finds the creative process mysterious, chaotic and a little frightening.

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18 Oct 2007 // 1:47 AM

Semisonic’s Dan Wilson finally (!) gets out his first solo album

MINNEAPOLIS - Having endured record-label purgatory with his bands Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare, Dan Wilson knew better than to sit around waiting for his first

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“Acufunkture” Revisited: An Interview with Nile Rodgers

Record Mirror called Debbie Harry's KooKoo "riveting". Smash Hits called it "dull". PopMatters speaks with the man behind a notoriously misunderstood album and why listeners didn't even remove the shrink-wrap.

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Get Ready for Her Sexy Battle: An Interview with Deborah Harry

The doyenne of New York's downtown scene gets "dirty and deep" with her fifth solo album. Harry talks to PopMatters and we offer a guide to her solo years.

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Jazz great Sonny Rollins says improvisation is in his blood

12 CLASSIC SONNY ROLLINS SOLOS “St. Thomas” (1956). Rollins’ landmark calypso inaugurated his lifelong fascination with Caribbean rhythms while the marriage of suspense and structure in his

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C’mon Over and Let’s Make a Record: An Interview with Devendra Banhart

How the pied piper of psych folk and his ever growing band of followers holed up in a Topanga Canyon house, broke out a boxload of exotic instruments and kicked out the jams of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.

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26 Sep 2007 // 5:13 AM

He dreamt up one of the world’s biggest groups (Black Eyed Peas), penned and produced songs for some of the top albums of the

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25 Sep 2007 // 3:31 AM

Joss Stone may be better known than her music

You’ve seen her sing at the Super Bowl with Stevie Wonder and on the Grammys with Melissa Etheridge and Sly Stone. You’ve seen

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24 Sep 2007 // 3:07 AM

Acclaimed composer Philip Glass is far from finished

More than three decades after he unveiled his startling landmark opera “Einstein on the Beach” in 1976, one might think that Philip Glass had run out

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24 Sep 2007 // 2:38 AM

Gloria Estefan returns to her roots with new album

MIAMI—The 90-mile marker at the edge of Key West points south to Cuba. The number resonates among Cubans on both sides of the Florida

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19 Sep 2007 // 3:38 AM

Band is building a buzz with one of the best albums of the year

Some bands rocket to fame and pray not to burn out. Some become household names only after years of steady gigging and recording. And then

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“Not Because I’m Conscious”: An Interview with Talib Kweli

The rapper says, "I just try to write songs," but he's tackling difficult subjects while trying to launch a business.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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