Sunday, January 1 1995
What happens when power pop grows up? PopMatters kicks back with songwriter legend Chris Stamey to discuss his first studio release in a decade.
I spoke to the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Julian Taylor, by phone to discuss the status of the band's new independence.
The beauty of Rochester, NY guitarist/singer Michael Staertow (aside from his outstanding musical talent) is that he is not the least bit interested trying
In many respects, not much has changed. After a good twenty minutes passes, I get the distinct impression that Springfield needs to be coaxed from the privacy of his hotel room.
Spoon frontman speaks on space, samples, and spinning vinyl.
There are a lot more options available to the rock and roll connoisseur today than there were in 1963, the year The Beatles put out Please,
The storyteller explores some new sides of her music while continuing to reserve the explicit 'Truth'.
In the new New South of hip-hop, Bubba Sparxxx is banking on a mixture of contemplation and club-hopping to make his third album, The Charm, true to its name.
Almost exactly a year ago, a brief message appeared on the official At the Drive-In site. Citing total physical and mental exhaustion, the band cancelled
Russell Mael shows why Sparks have lived on the fringes of musical culture for the better part of their 25-plus-year career.
One half of the legendary pop duo Sparks, Russell Mael spent time talking with PopMatters music critic Ari Lauren about their influences, their new record, and the legacy they've left.
Having gone through internal fighting and external challenges, the Swedish retro-rock act hits the road.
Frontman Dave Pirner discusses loss, music, and how their new album The Silver Lining has Soul Asylum back in the rock 'n' roll game.
One of rock's most iconic women talks about music, art, the quick genesis of Sonic Youth's 20th album, and why she doesn't worry too much about how people perceive her.
The Smoosh sisters give us an inside view of life as indie's youngest act.
Bill Callahan modestly explains his place in music and lexicography.
Another ego-driven lead singer with a team of puppets that front as a 'band?' Think again. PopMatters talks with drummer Malcolm Clark of the Sleepy Jackson to figure out who else is contributing to the band's enigmatic sound.
Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny talks about the acoustic blues, raw psyche, and transfiguring rivers that shaped his new album The Sun Awakens.
VHS or Beta's Mark Palgy feels good to not have to be all business.
Mates of State go from inception to conception (and beyond).