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Ugly Duckling

The group formed in 1992-93 with members Dizzy Dustin, Young Einstein and a guy named Clout.

True Fictions: An Interview with Two Gallants’ Adam Stephens

Already a master storyteller and folklorist at 23, Stephens brings us to the frontier, Thomas Edison, and the drunk tank.

Pumpin’ the Brakes

PopMatters gets answers from Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian of British rock duo Turin Brakes.

Crash Landing in Los Angeles: British Songwriter Alex Troup Soldiers on in an Unfamiliar Place

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.

The “C” Word: The Trash Can Sinatras Are Back

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.

The Ship Is Sinking: An Interview With ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Trail of Dead's Conrad Keely talks about the fate of the world, the course of history, and other minor matters.

A Family Room Affair: The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

A modern-day Partridge Family, or novel, biting social commentators? PopMatters meets up with the Tractenburgs for a lesson in family affairs.

Tower of Power

TOWER OF POWERSoul with a Capital ‘S’: The Best of Tower of PowerEpic/LegacyU.S. Release Date: 26 March 2002 Imagine the old days as the San

A Lazarus Taxon: the Definition of “Tortoise” Continues to Change Before Our Eyes

Tortoise have reached the stage where they are the remixers of their own legacy -- by creating their own prism (in the form of A Lazarus Taxon) with which to bend their sound.

A Conversation with Steve Bertrand, formerly of The Tories

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’s Unlikely Muse

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'.

Stirring the Heart

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

Talking Bollocks: An Interview with Test Icicles

The British rockers don't rehearse, have never cut a demo, and cite nu-metal as an influence. So how exactly does this work?

Love is the Tender Trap

Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey explore the challenges of putting out an album and a baby at the same time.

David Lerner of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

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.

That Time Again

Maria Taylor talks about heading out on her own (with siblings).

Soul Enigma: Lewis Taylor Comes to America

Find out why you've been missing some of the best soul music of the era.

A Matter of Balance: An Interview With Richard Swift

Has pop music lost its soul? Is excellence accidental? Richard Swift on the cons of modernity.

Interview with Superdrag

If we lived in a perfect world, all the bands would be like Superdrag.

In Search of the Super Furry Animals

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.

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