Sound Affects

January 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Howard Hewett

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


Say Hello to the Popguns

One of my more idiosyncratic musical interests is exploring the countless faceless indie pop hordes that littered late ‘80s British alternative rock.  Largely forgotten


20 Questions: Nouvelle Vague

With their third album of eclectic cover songs out recently, Nouvelle Vague's mastermind Marc Collin talks to PopMatters about his love for David Lynch films, classic video games, and French post-punk bands that deserve a second chance.


R.I.P. Jay Reatard (1980 - 2010)

When an entertainer dies, it’s always a strange event. Suddenly, millions of strangers mourn the passing of someone they never knew, simply because they


Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Ingrid Chavez

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


20 Questions: Still Life Still

This rising Canadian quintet has developed quite the unique indie-rock sound, getting an assist from Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew while also expressing their desire to witness the dinosaur fight to end all dinosaur fights.


Divorce Song: Guyville’s Moment of Truth

How long does it take to document a relationship's implosion? If you're Liz Phair, it only takes three minutes.


Masters of the Form: Funkadelic, 1975 - Let’s Take It to the Stage

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Sassafras Roots”

After its opening chord crashes and drum beats, “Sassafras Roots” settles into a four-bar A-E5/A-A-E5/A-D-E chord progression that it relies on throughout much


Billy Squier As a Revolutionary?

Billy Squier was a worldwide megastar until the day he decided it was a good idea to show the world that uber-macho guitar gods could…


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"An ability to manipulate a collective is a hint at what a little boy's power as an individual might be.

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