Sunday, January 1 1995
Howard Devoto is one of those musicians who, if there were any justice at all in the world, would be hugely famous.
To celebrate the belated US release of their new album Baby, PopMatters presents 10 things you need to know about Rachel Nagy and the Detroit Cobras.
Rapper Jizzal Man of snap music crew Dem Franchize Boyz speaks on leaning wit it and rocking wit it.
Deerhoof's latest, The Runners Four, has garnered praise from The New York Times and helped usher the band into larger arenas. Here, guitarist John Dieterich discusses how the band has responded.
After 10 years, they still doesn't have a practice space. Welcome to the spontaneity of Deerhoof.
This month marks the release of Her Majesty the Decemberists, the follow-up to the sleeper success of Castaways and Cutouts, re-issued earlier this year. Is a revolution in the works? PopMatters editor Devon Powers chats with lead singer Colin Meloy to investigate.
Sure, they're aggressive and look dangerous, but they're just writing pleasant little pop songs.
Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla fills us in on his band's Plans.
Are MC5 still kicking out the jams, or have they given in to the corporate machine? PopMatters critic Adam Williams talks to bassist Mike Davis to examine what kicking out the jams means in 2004.
Dan Hawkins of the Darkness describes how he's got to keep one of those three on his hellish creative path.
Dandy Warhols singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor is a lazy hack.
Adored by David Bowie, soundtracking oodles of advertisements, selling out shows -- the Dandy Warhols have long been hip, but haven't ever quite turned it into U.S. success. What gives? PopMatters music critic Peter Joseph investigates.
The members of Dälek search for the One in all kinds of music. Really, all kinds.
David Tibet talks about the frightening images and transcendent beauty at the heart of his new album Black Ships Ate the Sky in a rare interview with one of experimental music's most intriguing characters.
David Cross talks like a guy who wants to just give it to you straight, but you won't shut the hell up and let him talk -- and he's got a lot to say.
Photo Credit: Raj Luke The first time I interviewed Cracker, I squatted in a dark alley behind DC’s old 9:30 Club with co-leaders David Lowery
The ex-Blur guitarist discusses his first post-Blur disc and his arrival as a solo artist.
Despite a gift for words, the singer-songwriter can't explain how things have turned out like this for him, not that he's complaining.
If Scientology is all you know about Chick Corea, you are missing out on one of the best pianists in jazz history. Here he talks with PopMatters about his eclectic career, his most recent record and his passion for improvisation.
The X remains a mysterious placeholder for a band that won't stay still.