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Sunday, January 1 1995

The Groove Monday Made: A Legend in the Undertow of Obscurity

As a premier model in the contemporary groove scene who has informed the soul dialect with the global accents of civic cosmopolitanism and worldly savoir faire and the jazz idiom with transgressive definitions on manner and tradition, she has revealed a mural of a muse who concertedly charters earthy soul and funk, classic jazz, and nu jazz hues in a swirl as colorfully cant as a Wassily Kandinsky canvas and concretely confident as a Ogiwara Morie construct.

Welcome Will

Adam Pierce talks about writing and recording the new Mice Parade album, Bem-Vinda Vontade.

Show-Off: An Interview with Stephin Merritt

The songwriter wants to know why I hate show tunes.

An Interview with Meow Meow

Los Angeles rock circuit fixture Kirk Hellie and bandmate Christopher O'Brien talk to PopMatters about their new musical endeavor Meow Meow.

Interview wth Shannon McArdle of the Mendoza Line

The Mendoza Line's Shannon McArdle explains how she and the band made their Fortune.

Coming of Age Part Two

Memphis Bleek's back for the throne that was meant to be his.

Things Living: Interview with Don McLean

'We don't need to have our art be ugly. But it is; a lot of it. And these people justify this crap by saying, 'Oh we're just representing what's out there, man'. Basically, you're making it worse and number one, the artist's job is to elevate people and to lift people up and to give them a place to go, something to hold on to.' Don McLean speaks to PopMatters about art, love, and Britney Spears.

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

PopMatters talks poetry, ornithology, and dead languages with the whipsmart post-folk rocker Erin McKeown, who might not have made her new album at all if she'd paid more attention in high school English.

That Jingle-Jangle Sound: An Interview with Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn's spent the last ten years uncovering and distributing folk gems, but it's not as if he just started doing that. 'What makes the Byrds stand up all these years is the basis in folk music,' he says, while explaining what's really gone on.

The Jingle-Jangle Man: An Interview with Pop Legend Roger McGuinn

PopMatters talks to the mastermind behind the Byrds about his latest release, Limited Edition.

More About Life with Delbert McClinton

'I know I'm probably sounding like a real asshole,' Delbert McClinton says. 'But I'm really not.' No worries, sir. I, too, know the horrors of flight delays.

Divergence in Technicolor: An Interview With Christian McBride

The bandleading bassist pulls together a cast of violins and trumpets and turntables for complex exploration, and he makes it sound fun.

A Lasting Friendship with the Blues

Some paternal thoughts from John Mayall, who's still setting up the young guns.

Last No Longer: An Interview with Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa

'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.

An Interview with Doug Martsch

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.

Maroon 5’s Second First Impression

PopMatters' Will Wiess talks with Maroon 5 about how they managed to obtain something few contemporary bands ever get: a second chance at success.

Interview with Pete Trewavas of Marillion

Marillion are impossible to categorize musically and impossible to ignore once someone listens to the band just once.

Getting “Between Mr. Sincere and Something Bearable for Existence”

Stephen Malkmus has little too say, but we interviewed him anyway.

Mechanic Organic Exclamations

What M83's Anthony Gonzalez will and won't reveal about his most recent album and his nude poetry recitals.

If You Don’t Like It…

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.

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