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Sunday, January 1 1995

The Music Next Door: Talking with the Lucksmiths

Marty Donald's done cooking with his girlfriend, or at least done writing about it.

This is Where We Are Now: An Interview with Low’s Zak Sally

Low's bassist talks to PopMatters about the band's current sound and approach.

On Fans, Validation and Anger: An Interview with Low’s Alan Sparhawk

Low's new album shows a dramatic shift and sound, and Alan Sparhawk's here to explain.

Low: Free to Do Anything

As Alan Sparhawk himself points out, a lot of people listen to Low and hear pretty much one thing: 'depressing music'. Low is simply more subtle than most, favouring tone, delivery, texture, and the relationship between sounds and silence over bombastic angst or capitulations of volume or rhythm.

The Sun King from San Diego: An Interview with Louix XIV

Like their namesake, Louis XIV likes control and digs the physical side of life.

Full Circle: Interview with Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina

'The very first audience we played to, we walked out onto the stage and got a three-minute standing ovation before we even played a note.' Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina talk about their return to the stage after 30 years apart.

Catching Up With Local H

PopMatters music critic Michael Christopher talks with Local H's Scott Lucas about the clouded history of Daniels' departure, why politics and rock never quite mix, and what George W. Bush has in common with Macaulay Culkin.

Anarchy in the U.S.A.: An Interview with The Living Things

Three rowdy brothers from St. Louis have curious first names, a mission statement, and a propensity to get kicked out of county fairs. What gives? PopMatters investigates.

Coast to Coast with a Camera and the Wrens

The Wrens surmounted record-industry woes to finally achieve national recognition with The Meadowlands. Little Quill Productions set out with the New Jersey band on its ensuing tour to document how success is treating them. Here, the filmmakers tell us how the project is coming along.

The Libertines

A libertine is someone 'who acts without moral restraint'. In order to live up to the name, the group have tried their best to emulate the definition by basically doing whatever the fuck they want.

Climbing Out of the Trench: An Interview with Liars

I recently got a chance to talk with Angus about hanging with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, how September 11th inspired him, and how he hooked up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for their upcoming fall tour.

Don Letts

The term 'Renaissance man' could well have been invented for .

You’re Not So Silent, Jens

Jens Lekman, the young romantic, tells PopMatters how he became a musician.

Don’t You Stop: An Interview with Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna

Things are looking up for Le Tigre. The planet, on the other hand, needs some help.

So This is an Email Interview with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

Equal parts blunt, funny, and bored -- sounds like Murphy to us.

Jon Langford’s Deal

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.

Down and Out, Up and Coming: An Interview With Laguardia

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.

Massively Jazzed: Interview with Kyoto Jazz Massive

The two jazzers talk about which brother is the boss? What are their favorite records? When can we expect the next album.

No Emo: Ben Kweller Up Close

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.

A conversation with Ben Kweller

Singer/songwriter Ben Kweller speaks up about his influences, the music biz, and what it takes to impress a live crowd..

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