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Play It Again, Sham!

America has been an intimidating and exhilarating place for the Emerald Isle's kings of anthem rock.


For years, has been entertaining crowds on the indie circuit.

Henry Sapoznik producer of Sony Legacy’s historic klezmer titles and the Yiddish Radio Project

Sapoznik is a Grammy-nominated producer-performer of historical and new recordings of Yiddish instrumental and vocal music, and a consultant on numerous documentary films.

The Sadies Come Out in Front

Toronto's Sadies have backed up rock and's best-known acts -- everyone from Neko Case to Jon Langford to Jon Spencer -- but for two nights in February 2006, this lanky, hyper-skilled musical outfit took center stage at Lee's Palace, recruited 27 friends and admirers, and recorded the live album of the decade.

Throw Away That Old Cliché

Todd Rundgren reflects on a new tour and the same old industry.

Splaying the Glacier

Impish Norwegian duo Röyksopp explains the burgeoning scene in Bergen, how to recruit guest vocalists (naked in a sauna) and how to pick up information with your mustache.

The Romantics Emerge

PopMatters talks rock 'n' roll with the Romantics.

Inspiration from Anger: An Interview with Henry Rollins

Cynics fret not: Henry Rollins hasn't lost his edge. At least as best I could tell. I had about 20 minutes to try to cover film, music, TV, war, death, travel, personal growth, and Sean Hannity.

Reality Check: A Moment with Henry Rollins

“Sometimes you hit these situations where all you can do is endure.” —Henry Rollins, Black Coffee Blues, 1997 In need of a swift reality check? Spend

Still Got a Hold on Us: An Interview with Smokey Robinson

After a lifetime of remarkable success, Robinson explains why you might be better off with a gumbo shop than with a microphone.

Breaking His Rist: An Interview with Robbie Rist

Power pop's Rist talks about his work with the Andersons, Wonderboy and his career as a child TV star.

Sensitive, Smart-Ass, and Really Fucking On: Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley on More Adventurous

“I would always feel inadequate among my friends who are great songwriters. I’ve been really lucky to be around people who write amazing lines

In a Different Place: Interviews with Andy Bell and Mark Gardener of Ride

Andy Bell and Mark Gardener of the legendary shoegazing band talk to PopMatters about the group's musical legacy and their current careers.

Interview with Louis Eliot of Rialto

Louis Eliot first started turning the heads of New Musical Express and Melody Maker readers back in the early ‘90s . . . okay, 1992, if you want to

Fest by Midwest: An Interview with Rhymefest

Radio needed that last single, and Rhymefest explains why this whole album is essential.

Relient K and CCM’s Salvation

Christian pop-punkers grow up within their two oft-criticized musical traditions.

Indie Punk Rock, Gender Politics, and the Bitch of Being Earnest

Amy Ray talks about her solo album, running her own label, activism, and the challenges of public speaking.

Slim Chancers: An Interview with The Rakes

The Rakes aren't your typical hungover vegan British rockers.

Revolution Now: An Interview with Queensryche

Queensryche's 1988 masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime was one of the most ambitious and subversive concept albums ever recorded. With the recently released sequel, leader Geoff Tate explains the genesis of the new album, while his daughter Miranda explains a little about him.

Coming Full Circle

When the hits stopped coming for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, he was forced to sit on the sidelines while a burgeoning rock music scene took over the reins of popular music. Gary Puckett did the only thing that a musician can do -- he picked up his guitar and began to write.

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