Sunday, January 1 1995
At once the most committed and least didactic of agit-rockers, the burly Welshman has responded to the gloom of 2002 with customary brio. He doesn't mind cursing the darkness, but he's also lit enough candles for a midnight Mass.
How does a band trying to make it keep going when it seems like they might not make it? PopMatters gets Josh Ostrander, Laguardia's frontman, to open up about the rough spots before success came their way.
The two jazzers talk about which brother is the boss? What are their favorite records? When can we expect the next album.
How does a 'singer/songwriter' write 'sensitive' tunes without because dubbed the 'E' word? PopMatters talks with Ben Kweller about the meaning(lessness?) behind labels.
Singer/songwriter Ben Kweller speaks up about his influences, the music biz, and what it takes to impress a live crowd..
Talib Kweli is straight hip-hop, without the elaborate externalities.
The one-time boy genius is still going strong.
The songwriter who led Red House Painters explains the curious contours of his solo career and his recent decision to record an album of Modest Mouse covers with his new band, Sun Kil Moon.
The rapper takes on critics, genre distinctions, and vapid MCs.
Emmylou Harris has sung with some of the most legendary country music figures. So what was she doing making an album of duets with guitarist Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits? We asked Knopfler to explain.
The Swedish brother-sister electro-duo speaks with PopMatters about concepts, characters, and adapting to the challenges of the music industry.
The gravel-voiced, lovelorn songwriter emerges from the alt-country shadows with The Hustler, co-produced by Greg Dulli.
Ice Age has created an album that pushes the envelope of progressive rock and could possibly be hailed as one of the most significant releases the genre has seen in the past decade.
New York-based The King of France bank on their ability to confuse and charm their listeners. Is this the path to widespread power? Devon Powers checks in to see.
Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Decades later, guitarist Kaki King engaged in a similarly devilish act, brutally murdering an 81-year-old homeless man, stealing his riffs, and leaving him steeped in a pool of his own blood.
They talk Warhol through the smoke, and make decisions you won't believe.
One thing can be said about Nik Kershaw: The man is realistic. It’s been nearly a year (May 14, 2001) since Kershaw’s latest album, To
The dangerous use of power pop, the big label mistake, and the joys of being and not being a sideman.
Drummer Richard Hughes explains how the band became strangers to themselves before making their second album, which was influenced by war, Yeats, and Jimi Hendrix.
works hard. And he sounds tired: his voice is low and slow, his manner wary. He's talking to me on the phone from Louisiana's Cash Money Records office, where he's been at it all day, being polite with interviewers and promoting his third Cash Money solo album, Tha G-Code.