Sunday, January 1 1995
MTV's runaway reality hit 'Making The Band 2' has been a guilty pleasure for millions of Americans for nearly two years. PopMatters caught up with Jason Wiley in between meetings at the Bad Boy headquarters.
He's not known for honesty, but on Yoni Wolf's new album, he's not taking the piss.
In light of his upcoming film, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, White reflects on the elusive identity of the American South, impromptu communal joy, and the tenacity of self-consciousness.
West Indian Girl, after a lengthy studio process, heads out to take on the world.
PopMatters music critic Matt Gonzales digs deep to find out what makes Ween evil to the core - and good to the last drop.
Abigail Washburn reflects on the two worlds that inform her art.
Two drummers? A sound reminiscent of Swinging London? An evasive lead singer? PopMatters sets out to determine the myths and truths about mystery-rockers the Warlocks.
These Brooklyn softies are in great danger every day.
Don't mess with Texas or a green-eyed girl. Whatever it is, Patricia Vonne has got it going on. But PopMatters is taller and wears bigger shoes.
Devendra Banhart's favorite songwriting partner, Andy Cabic, is back with a darker, more percussive second album that will take more than a couple of spins to sink in.
You might guess that John Vanderslice knows the secrets of great recording, but who knew the same tricks worked for photography and filmmaking?
Throughout their career, techno kingpins Underworld never bothered looking back. Does the release of their first greatest hits compilation mean they've entered their golden years? That's not the case, according to Karl Hyde; things are just getting interesting.
'I keep my camera with me everywhere I go,' says American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. 'I try not to be too annoying with it.'
The group formed in 1992-93 with members Dizzy Dustin, Young Einstein and a guy named Clout.
Already a master storyteller and folklorist at 23, Stephens brings us to the frontier, Thomas Edison, and the drunk tank.
PopMatters gets answers from Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian of British rock duo Turin Brakes.
Now a full six years removed from the release of his former outfit's first and only album, the erstwhile frontman for Crashland now finds himself halfway around the world, looking for a fresh start in southern California.
Fresh off a sold-out LA show and well-received SXSW showcase, the Trash Can Sinatras are definitely experiencing a revival. But has comeback become a dirty word? PopMatters investigates.
Trail of Dead's Conrad Keely talks about the fate of the world, the course of history, and other minor matters.
A modern-day Partridge Family, or novel, biting social commentators? PopMatters meets up with the Tractenburgs for a lesson in family affairs.