Sunday, January 1 1995
Talib Kweli is straight hip-hop, without the elaborate externalities.
The one-time boy genius is still going strong.
The songwriter who led Red House Painters explains the curious contours of his solo career and his recent decision to record an album of Modest Mouse covers with his new band, Sun Kil Moon.
The rapper takes on critics, genre distinctions, and vapid MCs.
Emmylou Harris has sung with some of the most legendary country music figures. So what was she doing making an album of duets with guitarist Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits? We asked Knopfler to explain.
The Swedish brother-sister electro-duo speaks with PopMatters about concepts, characters, and adapting to the challenges of the music industry.
The gravel-voiced, lovelorn songwriter emerges from the alt-country shadows with The Hustler, co-produced by Greg Dulli.
Ice Age has created an album that pushes the envelope of progressive rock and could possibly be hailed as one of the most significant releases the genre has seen in the past decade.
New York-based The King of France bank on their ability to confuse and charm their listeners. Is this the path to widespread power? Devon Powers checks in to see.
Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Decades later, guitarist Kaki King engaged in a similarly devilish act, brutally murdering an 81-year-old homeless man, stealing his riffs, and leaving him steeped in a pool of his own blood.
They talk Warhol through the smoke, and make decisions you won't believe.
One thing can be said about Nik Kershaw: The man is realistic. It’s been nearly a year (May 14, 2001) since Kershaw’s latest album, To
The dangerous use of power pop, the big label mistake, and the joys of being and not being a sideman.
Drummer Richard Hughes explains how the band became strangers to themselves before making their second album, which was influenced by war, Yeats, and Jimi Hendrix.
works hard. And he sounds tired: his voice is low and slow, his manner wary. He's talking to me on the phone from Louisiana's Cash Money Records office, where he's been at it all day, being polite with interviewers and promoting his third Cash Money solo album, Tha G-Code.
You might not recognize their faces, but their sound will stick with you.
Singer and lead guitarist/pianist Brett Detar recently sat down with PopMatters for a lengthy chat about the band's evolution and their impending success.
Throughout my conversation with , one word kept popping up again and again: 'freedom'.
The R&B singer battles alcoholism and climbs from singing on the streets to the Billboard charts.
The young R&B star talks about trying to make her mark