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Forgotten Treasures of ‘60s Soul: The Chambers Brothers’ Vault Recordings

Long before the Chambers Brothers psychedelicized soul with their anthemic classic, “Time Has Come Today”, the talented band gained respect for their eclectic blend of blues, gospel, and classic rock ‘n’ roll.

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13 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Flux as Inspiration: An Interview with Oakley Hall

Pat Sullivan and Rachel Cox take us from Morrissey to Blake to the Clancy Brothers, while warning us not to eat the fish. The Brooklyn indie band discusses this and more with PopMatters.

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11 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Dead Grammy Walking

The Grammys are a tradition whose bottom has fallen out, a relic still standing only because people are too bored to say otherwise.

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Just Let Go: An Interview with Jarboe

J2 is what happens when artists like Jarboe and Justin Broadrick meet halfway, then feed off each other.

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Trophy Case: The 2008 Grammy Awards

Somehow, Kanye West was able to make the entire evening about himself. Surprise, surprise...

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20 Questions: Robyn Hitchcock

PopMatters debuts "20 Questions", a weekly feature of short, sassy questions aimed to encourage playful responses that reveal the gist of the artist. We couldn't think of a better person to start with than the witty and clever Robyn Hitchcock.

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Just Another Brick: The Phases of Pink Floyd

Keefe trolls through all the highs and lows of the Pink Floyd catalogue, surveying both their history and offering video highlights of the seminal band's many incarnations.

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4 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Burning Down the House

A pack and purge process got Nishimoto to thinking about Jay Electronica, who may be the M.I.A. that hip-hop has been waiting for.

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Putney Appalachian Pop: An Interview with Hot Chip

Moving from the bedroom to the studio, Hot Chip might have matured, but don't think they still won't take the gloves off. Hot Chip talks to PopMatters about their fine new record.

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The Light Within: The 21st Century Love Songs of Nick Cave

As the Bad Seeds prepare to release their new album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Burt considers the mythological symbols in Nick Cave's songs and what they say about the time we live in.

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30 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Gap: Bix Beiderbecke

It's never too late to get hip to a good thing. I've finally opened my ears to '20s-era Bix Biederbecke.

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Drive-By Truckers: The Burrs in Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Saddle

The Truckers earned universal acclaim for their well-crafted rock albums and raucous live shows, but 2008 marks a new era. PopMatters talks with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood.

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Love from the ‘90s, Mix-Tape Style

Rob Sheffield's Love is a Mix Tape interprets a recent decade in the ever-shifting sound of the universal language.

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It’s Hard to Rhyme Anything with Atchafalaya: An Interview with Chris Walla

Chris Walla has finally made peace with Homeland Security, but that's not the only thing that the Death Cab for Cutie guitarist wants to set right. Walla talks to PopMatters.

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Bass Makes the World Go ‘Round

As Hamsa Lila knows, the heart and soul of trance lies in the passionate intensity performed by its players.

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22 Jan 2008 // 9:01 PM

Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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22 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Faded Reflection: Lance Hahn, 1967-2007

A true punk Renaissance man with an unrelenting DIY work ethic, J Church frontman Lance Hahn may never have achieved wealth and widespread fame, but his passing in 2007 robbed the world of one of the most prolific and dedicated punk rockers of the last 20 years.

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Nuevo Marketing: An Interview with Me Talk Pretty

Me Talk Pretty takes a flexible approach to new forms of distribution while trying not to leave anyone bewildered.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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Restoring Intellectual Day

It rankles my sensibilities that great music is considered "timeless" and therefore Handel's music still "means" today whatever it was it meant in his own time.

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"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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