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Sunday, January 1 1995

Yodeling for Slug

While it might not make perfect sense right off the bat, Slug and Murs have made a good fit with their new rock label and artists Vox Vermillion.

The Mythbuster: An Interview with Bill Withers

A middle-aged man with a heart full of songs makes a career change and leaves an indelible print on pop music. Over 30 years later, he's still Bill Withers. And thank goodness for that.

In a Stream of Consciousness with Edgar Winter

EDGAR WINTERThe Best of Edgar WinterEpic/Sony Legacy7 May 2002 Imagine what it was like back in the old days, when the Winter brothers first dropped

Citizen Wilson: An Interview with the Editor of XXL

'I'm concerned with selling my magazine and doing it with integrity.' Elliott Wilson, editor-in-chief of XXL Magazine, wants his props for rising to the top of the music publishing world, and oh yeah, please buy the compilation CD.

We Have to Get Beyond Our Pain: An Interview With Saul Williams

PopMatters converses with the lengendary, often controversial, poet-cum-prophet Saul Williams.

One Man Semi-Acoustical Jam

A Flugel, an Echoplex, and a Winnebago: Keller Williams explains which of these is not like the other ones.

Get Fuckin’ Real: An Interview with Hank Williams III

'America needs to get a little less anal, 'cause you got kids fighting this big war, supposedly dying, and you're gonna get upset over shit, fuck, and goddamn? Come on! It's 2006. Get fucking real -- wake up, grow up, catch on to some of the European ways, and quit being so goddamn uptight.' PopMatters kicks her boots off for a balls-out natter with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hank III.

Dar Williams: The Happy Tortoise

For folkie Dar Williams, it's not about a fast zip to the top of the charts. PopMatters music critic Jennifer Bendery talks with her about keeping her stamina.

Bad Boy This And Bad Boy That

MTV's runaway reality hit 'Making The Band 2' has been a guilty pleasure for millions of Americans for nearly two years. PopMatters caught up with Jason Wiley in between meetings at the Bad Boy headquarters.

Asking Why?

He's not known for honesty, but on Yoni Wolf's new album, he's not taking the piss.

Life’s Natural Rhythms: A Conversation with Jim White

In light of his upcoming film, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, White reflects on the elusive identity of the American South, impromptu communal joy, and the tenacity of self-consciousness.

To the East Coast and Beyond!

West Indian Girl, after a lengthy studio process, heads out to take on the world.

Taste the Waste: A Conversation With Gene Ween

PopMatters music critic Matt Gonzales digs deep to find out what makes Ween evil to the core - and good to the last drop.

Song of the Traveling Clawhammer Banjo Player

Abigail Washburn reflects on the two worlds that inform her art.

Something in the Air: An Interview with the Warlocks

Two drummers? A sound reminiscent of Swinging London? An evasive lead singer? PopMatters sets out to determine the myths and truths about mystery-rockers the Warlocks.

Singing Along With Your Walkmen

These Brooklyn softies are in great danger every day.

What Goes Around Comes Around: A Conversation With Patricia Vonne

Don't mess with Texas or a green-eyed girl. Whatever it is, Patricia Vonne has got it going on. But PopMatters is taller and wears bigger shoes.

The Slow-Burning Songs of Vetiver: An Interview with Andy Cabic

Devendra Banhart's favorite songwriting partner, Andy Cabic, is back with a darker, more percussive second album that will take more than a couple of spins to sink in.

Make It Beautiful and Trash It: An Interview with John Vanderslice

You might guess that John Vanderslice knows the secrets of great recording, but who knew the same tricks worked for photography and filmmaking?

Karl Hyde’s Dirty Epic

Throughout their career, techno kingpins Underworld never bothered looking back. Does the release of their first greatest hits compilation mean they've entered their golden years? That's not the case, according to Karl Hyde; things are just getting interesting.

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