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June 2009

The Maharajah of Soul: King Khan

The soul savior who makes you feel like rock 'n roll is still exciting.


May 2009

20 Questions: Bell X1

Paul Noonan, the lead singer for Ireland's Bell X1, drops by 20 Questions and tells us why the Beatles killed music.


The Hungry Bird Gets the Worm: An Interview with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

After a rash of solo albums, film scores, and an infamous incident doing the theme to a noted TV show, Clem Snide frontman Eef Barzelay is back, his band in tow, and unafraid to face his future.


20 Questions: Elliott Yamin

Former drug store clerk Elliott Yamin scored high on the American Idol charts. His first album, Elliott Yamin (Hickory, March 2007) went gold in the US and Japan, and was the highest independent debut for a new artist on the Billboard charts. His sophomore album, Fight for Love, released this month.


See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me

Pete Townshend is selling (his soul), but who's buying? Not I.


SXSW 2009: Interview with Ha Ha Tonka (video)

Last autumn, this vidblogger caught Ha Ha Tonka’s stunning show at a Bloodshot Records showcase in Brooklyn. They didn’t disappoint in Austin, either.


I Guess White Boys Feel It More: On Music Biopics

The way that the films Notorious, 8 Mile, Walk The Line, and Ray lead up to scenes of performances shows the remarkable and subtle endurance of troubling racial stereotypes and ideals.


20 Questions: Jon Hopkins

The Royal College of Music trained Jon Hopkins released his latest album Insides on Domino on May 5th and he tells us about his inspiration.


Cam’ron’s Crime Pays Is Here and It’s Not Bad

Cam'ron brings the weird, the catchy and the bad with his latest album, Crime Pays.


Peter Pan Makes a Comeback

Though I could not put a name to this queerness then, I knew that my ability to be free-to-be me was somehow connected to Michael Jackson’s ability to be free-to-be as bizarre as he wanted to be and still have people respect his life’s work.


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