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Sunday, January 1 1995

Heavenly Creatures: An Interview with Jason Martin of Starflyer 59

PopMatters music critic Scott Deckman gets spiritual with Jason Martin of Starflyer 59, pop craftsman and Christian Rocker.


Martian Dreams and Carolina Blue: An Interview with Chris Stamey

A discussion with the dB's co-founder about most anything except the dB's.


The Quality and the Throttle

What happens when power pop grows up? PopMatters kicks back with songwriter legend Chris Stamey to discuss his first studio release in a decade.


An Interview with Julian Taylor, lead singer/guitarist of Staggered Crossing

I spoke to the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Julian Taylor, by phone to discuss the status of the band's new independence.


A Breath of Fresh Oxygen: An Interview with Michael Staertow

The beauty of Rochester, NY guitarist/singer Michael Staertow (aside from his outstanding musical talent) is that he is not the least bit interested trying


Rick Springfield

In many respects, not much has changed. After a good twenty minutes passes, I get the distinct impression that Springfield needs to be coaxed from the privacy of his hotel room.


Awright!, or Constructing By Feel: An Interview with Spoon’s Britt Daniel

Spoon frontman speaks on space, samples, and spinning vinyl.


Spoon and the Evolution of a Voice

There are a lot more options available to the rock and roll connoisseur today than there were in 1963, the year The Beatles put out Please,


Herself, Her Characters: An Interview with Regina Spektor

The storyteller explores some new sides of her music while continuing to reserve the explicit 'Truth'.


Balance and Options: An Interview with Bubba Sparxxx

In the new New South of hip-hop, Bubba Sparxxx is banking on a mixture of contemplation and club-hopping to make his third album, The Charm, true to its name.


After the Drive-In: An Interview with Sparta

Almost exactly a year ago, a brief message appeared on the official At the Drive-In site. Citing total physical and mental exhaustion, the band cancelled


Looking for a Spark: An Interview with Russell Mael

Russell Mael shows why Sparks have lived on the fringes of musical culture for the better part of their 25-plus-year career.


Spark-ing Creativity: An Inteview with Russell Mael

One half of the legendary pop duo Sparks, Russell Mael spent time talking with PopMatters music critic Ari Lauren about their influences, their new record, and the legacy they've left.


Welcome to the Bigtime: An Interview with the Soundtrack of Our Lives

Having gone through internal fighting and external challenges, the Swedish retro-rock act hits the road.


On a Bus Named Desire: An Interview with Soul Asylum

Frontman Dave Pirner discusses loss, music, and how their new album The Silver Lining has Soul Asylum back in the rock 'n' roll game.


Secret Girl: An Interview with Kim Gordon

One of rock's most iconic women talks about music, art, the quick genesis of Sonic Youth's 20th album, and why she doesn't worry too much about how people perceive her.


Drums in the Basement and Other Challenges

The Smoosh sisters give us an inside view of life as indie's youngest act.


Better Than Your Kids: An E-mail Interview With Smog

Bill Callahan modestly explains his place in music and lexicography.


A Battle of Wits: Malcolm Clark of the Sleepy Jackson

Another ego-driven lead singer with a team of puppets that front as a 'band?' Think again. PopMatters talks with drummer Malcolm Clark of the Sleepy Jackson to figure out who else is contributing to the band's enigmatic sound.


Finger-Picked Blues and Never-Ending Sine Waves

Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny talks about the acoustic blues, raw psyche, and transfiguring rivers that shaped his new album The Sun Awakens.


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