Sunday, January 1 1995
The bandleading bassist pulls together a cast of violins and trumpets and turntables for complex exploration, and he makes it sound fun.
Some paternal thoughts from John Mayall, who's still setting up the young guns.
'Maybe they thought Masta Killa couldn't even have what it takes to be a solo artist,' the rapper says of himself, but he didn't want to rush to prove anyone wrong.
Martsch recently sat down for a phone interview with PopMatters to discuss his solo album, good blues music, the state of Built to Spill, and his new cover band.
PopMatters' Will Wiess talks with Maroon 5 about how they managed to obtain something few contemporary bands ever get: a second chance at success.
Marillion are impossible to categorize musically and impossible to ignore once someone listens to the band just once.
Stephen Malkmus has little too say, but we interviewed him anyway.
What M83's Anthony Gonzalez will and won't reveal about his most recent album and his nude poetry recitals.
Shelby Lynne, the only person in rock and country music today who claims not to be influenced by the music of Johnny Cash and/or June Carter, plays Johnny Cash's mom in the new movie about the legendary couple.
Marty Donald's done cooking with his girlfriend, or at least done writing about it.
Low's bassist talks to PopMatters about the band's current sound and approach.
Low's new album shows a dramatic shift and sound, and Alan Sparhawk's here to explain.
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.
Like their namesake, Louis XIV likes control and digs the physical side of life.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.