Thursday, March 6 2014
As the story progresses in FBP, it offers a steady supply of shock, giving the audience fresh reasons to get hooked all the time. Not knowing what’s coming makes each new development a delightful surprise, rather than an inevitability.
Marnie discusses her recent project, Crystal World, a set of startlingly emotional journeys, drawing what some have described as "a map of the heart" -- quite an achievement for such a pristine electro record.
Wednesday, March 5 2014
The ferociously hard working rockers from New York look poised to take over the world through an insane amount of touring and excellent albums.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis talks her band's new EP, the blog hype bottleneck, why Boston treats its bands right, and nerding out about music with Stephen Malkmus.
Monday, March 3 2014
There’s something to be said for escapism, for the armchair-travelling Michael Franks’ music offers.
Friday, February 28 2014
Dan Goldman is a precious intellect, and we need to rally around him. He is one of the rare few artists working in any medium who are actively engaging with the idea of what it means to be making transmedia.
Get the early word on some of March's most anticipated albums from the likes of the Hold Steady, Real Estate, and the War on Drugs.
Thursday, February 27 2014
Drumhellar's main character, Drum, and one of Broad City's two leads, Ilana, are both what could and would normally be considered bad influences—they push their friends to do dangerous things for the sake of excitement or discovery.
Wednesday, February 26 2014
One of the most seminal acts of the noted Paisley Underground scene finally gets to see the warm up to their masterpiece get released in all its glory, and Steve Wynn tells PopMatters about the band's formation, live efforts, and oh so much more.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.
Monday, February 24 2014
For more recent winners, who don't have the benefit of the studio system helping shape their images, Oscar can be more of a frenemy who can lead them down a self-destructive path of bad career moves.
Friday, February 21 2014
Dan's fearlessness is, in all truth, the light of rationalism, and the courage of spirit that comes from humanistic values. And that is the fireside we both sit at, as we head into the darker winter of the conversation ahead.
Martin Luther King, Jr., narrowly escaped a mob attack; protesters were teargassed by state police; Lyndon Johnson refused to intervene; and Stokely Carmichael led the chant that would deﬁne a new kind of civil rights movement: Black Power.
Thursday, February 20 2014
An Afrocentric future is born out of the inspiration and aspiration of a growing African diaspora. Of course, this promising future is a reflection of a troubled past and contested present.
Upon the re-release of his band's seminal debut album High Land, Hard Rain, the Aztec Camera frontman talks about that album's legacy and his iconoclastic approach to music.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Greek actor Stathis Papadopoulos was poised to be the next big thing in Greek cinema following his bold and equally sensitive turn in Constantine Giannaris' From the Edge of the City more than 15 years ago. But Papadopoulos' star never ascended the way it should have.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Josh Carter may be one half of the noted electronic group Phantogram, but in a few short years, the group has gone from Barsuk signees to major label heroes. Carter walks PopMatters through the creation of their excellent new record Voices.
Monday, February 17 2014
As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.
Friday, February 14 2014
Superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti talks about PaperFilms, his most newest KickStarter project, Denver, and his mainstream success, but none of this in an actual bar.
Before skyscrapers forever transformed urban landscapes, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created.