Sunday, January 1 1995
It’s a beautiful, sunny and warm day in Los Angeles, but it’s not only the Californian weather that is giving Steve Bertrand reason
Billy Bob Thornton knows the good-hearted gypsies, tramps and thieves. Thornton and co. weave together a tight, alluring mix of Americana with a tinge of psychedelia and have dubbed their style 'Hillbilly Pink Floyd'.
It’s a long way from Hawaii to New York, and Anjani Thomas’ journey was not the most direct. “It’s a contorted story”, she
The British rockers don't rehearse, have never cut a demo, and cite nu-metal as an influence. So how exactly does this work?
Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey explore the challenges of putting out an album and a baby at the same time.
Writer Matt Gonzales chats with David Lerner, bassist from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, on their grueling touring schedule, the creative process, and future prospects for the group.
Maria Taylor talks about heading out on her own (with siblings).
Find out why you've been missing some of the best soul music of the era.
Has pop music lost its soul? Is excellence accidental? Richard Swift on the cons of modernity.
If we lived in a perfect world, all the bands would be like Superdrag.
Go looking for the Super Furry Animals, and it's unclear what will turn up -- a curious modulation here, a bedazzled Welsh-babble there. Or maybe just a band so devoted to their craft, they practically live in the studio. PopMatters investigates.
Recently, PopMatters spoke to Jason Chasko and discussed how life has been treating the duo since their disc dropped.
The British trio takes us along on their unusual business as usual.
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond explains why the new album needed its own studio.
The hip-hop trio overcomes the dreaded 'positive' tag and a residency in the Texas underground to make their first trip east.
San Francisco's best-kept songwriting secret on influences, old pianos, optimism, career breaks in biker bars and the stacks of tapes in his apartment closet.
Are the Stills just the composite of convenient '80s references? On tour with Echo and the Bunnymen, the band they're most often compared to, PopMatters critic Chris Fallon chatted with drummer/songwriter Dave Hamelin to distill the Stills' essence.
Sufjan Stevens explains how he got sidetracked into this whole music thing and lets us know what he really likes.
The Stereophonics bassist discusses the band's new drummer and increased energy.
stellastarr* arrived as part of the New York new wave revival, evoking the likes of Talking Heads and Blondie. PopMatters talks to the blonde in the band, bassist Amanda Tannen.