Sunday, January 1 1995
Dungen's Gustav Ejstes on improvisation, the language barrier, power trios, and the importance of taking it easy.
PopMatters talks with the irreverent and inimitable Greg Dulli. And this time, there's no holds barred.
The Matisyahu guitarist talks about working in the studio with Bill Laswell and finding his style in New York's jazz scene.
'A lot of tension in Faulkner's novels emerges from a conflict between trying to make time do what you want it to, trying to force time to do what you want it to because allowing it to pass on its own feels really disastrous and scary. I can relate to that on an emotional level. I think that's almost infantile -- not in a derisive way. That's how people grow up, in a way, is to realize that you don't have to have control over things and you have to just let them be.'
DMC is, like any good writer, aware of the power of words and names. Which explains his considerable shock when he discovered that Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels had, in fact, been adopted.
Nearly 20 years since the original line-up broke up, PopMatters speaks with Lou Barlow on the Dinosaur Jr. reunion.
Howard Devoto is one of those musicians who, if there were any justice at all in the world, would be hugely famous.
To celebrate the belated US release of their new album Baby, PopMatters presents 10 things you need to know about Rachel Nagy and the Detroit Cobras.
Rapper Jizzal Man of snap music crew Dem Franchize Boyz speaks on leaning wit it and rocking wit it.
Deerhoof's latest, The Runners Four, has garnered praise from The New York Times and helped usher the band into larger arenas. Here, guitarist John Dieterich discusses how the band has responded.
After 10 years, they still doesn't have a practice space. Welcome to the spontaneity of Deerhoof.
This month marks the release of Her Majesty the Decemberists, the follow-up to the sleeper success of Castaways and Cutouts, re-issued earlier this year. Is a revolution in the works? PopMatters editor Devon Powers chats with lead singer Colin Meloy to investigate.
Sure, they're aggressive and look dangerous, but they're just writing pleasant little pop songs.
Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla fills us in on his band's Plans.
Are MC5 still kicking out the jams, or have they given in to the corporate machine? PopMatters critic Adam Williams talks to bassist Mike Davis to examine what kicking out the jams means in 2004.
Dan Hawkins of the Darkness describes how he's got to keep one of those three on his hellish creative path.
Dandy Warhols singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor is a lazy hack.
Adored by David Bowie, soundtracking oodles of advertisements, selling out shows -- the Dandy Warhols have long been hip, but haven't ever quite turned it into U.S. success. What gives? PopMatters music critic Peter Joseph investigates.
The members of Dälek search for the One in all kinds of music. Really, all kinds.
David Tibet talks about the frightening images and transcendent beauty at the heart of his new album Black Ships Ate the Sky in a rare interview with one of experimental music's most intriguing characters.