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March 2010

In Its Natural Habitat: An Interview with Seabear

Once called "the Icelandic Beck", Sindri Már Sigfússon's other band, Seabear, is finally back with their second album, and Sigfússon talks to PopMatters about "boy" songs, encouraging peers, and political issues he'd rather not get into right now ...


20 Questions: Pinback’s Zach Smith

Pinback? Three Mile Pilot? Systems Officer? All in a day's work for virtuoso guitarist Zach Smith, who presently answers PopMatters 20 Questions and reveals a love of slow-motion Obama, a hatred for stolen instruments, and a desire to move to Scotland.


Hey, Hey, etc… Why I Love the Monkees

I’m used to catching grief from friends for some of the quirky stuff I listen to, so whenever the Monkees come up in conversation,


20 Questions: Old 97’s Murry Hammond

Photo (partial) by Alex Myers Old 97’s co-founder and bassist Murry Hammond released a solo album in 2008 called I Don’t Know Where I’m


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Dan Fogelberg

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


The Lonesome Death of Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous

When I found myself in the American Southeast for a few years after giving up on college, one of the ways of making myself feel


Eric Avery Leaves Jane’s Addiction – Reprise

On Monday, Eric Avery announced his second departure from Los Angeles alt-rock icons Jane’s Addiction on his Twitter account, a development that was confirmed


The Post-Punk Pendulum, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Labels

I hate labels. I’m not one of those elitist music nerds who believes music shouldn’t be diluted into genres, because I’ve actually


Jesper Strömblad Leaves In Flames. What Now?

With their rhythm guitarist and last founding member departing the band, what can fans expect from one of the Gothenburg scene's innovators on their next album?


Verse-Chorus-Verse: The Mutant Blues of Devo and James Blood Ulmer

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


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