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Sing Like a Thunderstorm: An Interview with Eisley’s Sherri Dupree-Bemis

Her kids can sleep on a tour bus like pros, her new album comes after two other songwriters (amicably) left the band. Yes, Eisley's Sherri Dupree-Bemis proves you really can have it all.

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Sound Machine: The Evolutionary Vocabulary of the Human Voice

Amplification and voice technologies are bringing a broader palate of sounds to the singer. It’s not all beautiful, but it's very human.

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Why Wasn’t This Band Massive?: A Conversation with Six By Seven’s Chris Olley

"Under virtually all YouTube video of ours, there's a comment that says, 'Why wasn't this band massive?' This thing has followed me around all my life," says Chris Olley.

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Emotional Engineer: An Interview with Jay Som

After releasing music in relative obscurity, the basement-pop of Melina Duterte's Jay Som is suddenly taking the world by storm.

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“A Reflection of Your Internal Life”: A Conversation with CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

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Ten years later, Gazpacho's fourth LP, Night, remains the group's best representation of isolation, reflection, and yearning.

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Is Brilliant Appropriation a Contradiction? On Gillian Welch and Pastiche

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All This I Do for Glory: An Interview With Saxophonist Colin Stetson

Extreme soul searching leads sax stylist Colin Stetson towards the very core of his creativity.

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Where the Heart Is An Interview With Multi-Grammy Winner Kim Carnes, Part Two

This is part two of our career-spanning interview with Kim Carnes.

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In this career-spanning interview with Kim Carnes, PopMatters goes beyond "Bette Davis Eyes" to explore the multi-Grammy winner's journey from LA to Nashville.

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Remembering Prince’s Greatest Epic: 30 Years of  “Sign ‘O’ The Times”

One year after Prince's shocking death, we celebrate his greatest musical achievement as it passes its 30-year anniversary: Sign ☮ the Times

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You Say You Want A Revolution: André Cymone Talks Merging Poetic, Personal

After a 25-plus-year hiatus, André Cymone has begun speaking his mind. In so doing, he's providing a much-needed missive about the state of the world.

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Groundswell: An Interview With Angaleena Presley

The former Pistol Annie's brazen new album reflects on her time in the music industry and the future it holds for women.

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Max Richter on How Music Helps Him Understand the World

"I love the ballet because it's a language which I'm not a native speaker of. I admire and love watching ballet, but I'm not a dancer, so for me it has a magical quality."

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Bureau of Sabotage Set to Rock for Resistance at Bicycle Day and Beyond

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14 Apr 2017 // 10:01 AM

J. Geils: 1946-2017

Hard Drivin’ Man: J. Geils brought blues, jazz, soul -- and his name -- to one of rock’s great bands

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Ripples in the Water: A Conversation With Nick Allbrook of Pond

Nick Allbrook discusses politics, new music from Pond, and the influence of his native country, Australia, on his music.

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Make What You Can: An Interview With Maximo Park

In a change of pace, UK guitar-rock giants Maximo Park tackle both the political and the personal on their latest effort.

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The Old Dominion in Song: Lamb of God’s “Hourglass” and Virginia’s Brand of Violence

Bombardments, assaults, volley-fire, flank attacks -- this is the vocabulary of Virginia’s bellicose imagination. It's also an apt lexicon for describing Lamb of God’s catalog.

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