Sunday, January 1 1995
The Platinum Pied Pipers carry the burden and fortune of residencies at mega-Motortown camps Motown and Slum Village. Yet the group is set to strike out on its own with its debut, Triple P. Producer and one half of the duo Waajeed brings it on down.
Zach Smith's excited about his band, his other band, his friend's band, his label...
Travis Shettel of Piebald has lived through it all: comeback albums, tattoos, straight edge, surgery on his vocal cords... but can he survive emo?
The songwriter stops his excessive work to talk about klezmer and sex.
Better living through somber music? PopMatters' Rebecca Onion on the sunnier side of Pedro the Lion's brooder, Dave Bazan.
Drummer Matt Cameron tells PopMatters about his years at the center of the Pearl Jam maelstrom.
Henning Pauly won't beat you up, but he doesn't pull any punches when he comes to defending himself.
Les Paul is 87 years old, but you wouldn’t know it to hear his jovial, optimistic voice on the phone. A jazz prodigy from Wisconsin,
In a revealing conversation, John Congleton talks about fear, ambiguity, imperfect beauty, aging, and German postcard art... just don't ask him about 'emo'.
As a vagary of public memory, Palmer's more obvious 'one hit song' (all right, then, 'two hit songs') threatened to eclipse forever the fairly respectable body of work that proceeded or any that might follow.
Living a dual-life is a bit of a balancing act for Allen Clapp, leader of summer pop specialists the Orange Peels.
The vocalist sat down to discuss not only 'Joyride', but the music business in general, watching your peers gain success and how artists use the war for financial gain.
Okkervil River's Will Sheff might be more petty thief than serial killer, but don't think there's nothing dark lurking.
OK Go discusses their new album, whirlyball, and gambling on fans' affection.
Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes negotiates phone mishaps and dismissive critics and still sounds like the happy twin.
The Chicago country singer explains the origins of her new record.
The O.C.'s Alexandra Patsavas explains how music gets from her ears to your screen.
PopMatters talks with NYC rennassaince man Glenn O'Brien about Warhol, Basquiat, Italian financiers, and getting TV on the mayoral ballot.
Nouvelle Vague combines periods and geography in its album of covers.
A member of the No-Neck Blues Band makes a rare foray into public conversation.