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Sunday, March 17 2013

Butch Walker: In Focus at SXSW

One of America's greatest songwriters has been one of the hardest working artists at South By Southwest this year. That commitment, however, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has followed his long and unpredictable career.


Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Gospel According to Butch: Part 3 -- The Artist

Here songwriting is the focal point and Walker talks about his time working with Avril Lavigne, gives props to "The Macarena", and how he shouldn't try to make songs that are "post-gleeful".


Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Gospel According to Butch: Part 2 -- The Performer

The ever-prolific producer/songwriter Butch Walker notes how live shows lack a genuine mystique these days, his secret for surviving a tour, and why he'll probably never see Third Eye Blind in concert again ...


Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Gospel According to Butch: Part 1 -- The Producer

Butch Walker talks with PopMatters about the music industry, the problems that young bands frequently succumb to in the studio, and why it's more important to write songs than design T-shirts.


Reviews

Tuesday, March 15 2011

Avril Lavigne: Goodbye Lullaby

Goodbye, roller-skating euphoria! Hello, four-chord guitar lullabies on serious themes!


Thursday, March 25 2010

Butch Walker & the Black Widows: I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart

One of the biggest cult artists working today retains his title by simply doing what he does best: whatever the hell he wants.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Butch Walker: Sycamore Meadows

What makes Walker so damn good: his willingness to throw everything in the pot to make heartfelt music full of bluster and brains.


Thursday, August 3 2006

Butch Walker: The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets-Go-Out Tonites

This album is the real deal, the shit, a modern masterpiece, and I don't use those terms lightly. It rocks from beginning to end with an arched eyebrow and a steamy sexuality.


Wednesday, July 24 2002

Butch Walker: Left of Self-Centered


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