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Catching Up With Local H

PopMatters music critic Michael Christopher talks with Local H's Scott Lucas about the clouded history of Daniels' departure, why politics and rock never quite mix, and what George W. Bush has in common with Macaulay Culkin.

Anarchy in the U.S.A.: An Interview with The Living Things

Three rowdy brothers from St. Louis have curious first names, a mission statement, and a propensity to get kicked out of county fairs. What gives? PopMatters investigates.

Coast to Coast with a Camera and the Wrens

The Wrens surmounted record-industry woes to finally achieve national recognition with The Meadowlands. Little Quill Productions set out with the New Jersey band on its ensuing tour to document how success is treating them. Here, the filmmakers tell us how the project is coming along.

The Libertines

A libertine is someone 'who acts without moral restraint'. In order to live up to the name, the group have tried their best to emulate the definition by basically doing whatever the fuck they want.

Climbing Out of the Trench: An Interview with Liars

I recently got a chance to talk with Angus about hanging with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, how September 11th inspired him, and how he hooked up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for their upcoming fall tour.

Don Letts

The term 'Renaissance man' could well have been invented for .

You’re Not So Silent, Jens

Jens Lekman, the young romantic, tells PopMatters how he became a musician.

Don’t You Stop: An Interview with Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna

Things are looking up for Le Tigre. The planet, on the other hand, needs some help.

So This is an Email Interview with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

Equal parts blunt, funny, and bored -- sounds like Murphy to us.

Jon Langford’s Deal

At once the most committed and least didactic of agit-rockers, the burly Welshman has responded to the gloom of 2002 with customary brio. He doesn't mind cursing the darkness, but he's also lit enough candles for a midnight Mass.

Down and Out, Up and Coming: An Interview With Laguardia

How does a band trying to make it keep going when it seems like they might not make it? PopMatters gets Josh Ostrander, Laguardia's frontman, to open up about the rough spots before success came their way.

Massively Jazzed: Interview with Kyoto Jazz Massive

The two jazzers talk about which brother is the boss? What are their favorite records? When can we expect the next album.

No Emo: Ben Kweller Up Close

How does a 'singer/songwriter' write 'sensitive' tunes without because dubbed the 'E' word? PopMatters talks with Ben Kweller about the meaning(lessness?) behind labels.

A conversation with Ben Kweller

Singer/songwriter Ben Kweller speaks up about his influences, the music biz, and what it takes to impress a live crowd..

Kwelity Is Back

Talib Kweli is straight hip-hop, without the elaborate externalities.

Boy Genius: An Interview with Kwamé

The one-time boy genius is still going strong.

Insinuating Voices: An Interview with Mark Kozelek

The songwriter who led Red House Painters explains the curious contours of his solo career and his recent decision to record an album of Modest Mouse covers with his new band, Sun Kil Moon.

The Gospel According to K-Os

The rapper takes on critics, genre distinctions, and vapid MCs.

The Third Voice: An Interview with Mark Knopfler

Emmylou Harris has sung with some of the most legendary country music figures. So what was she doing making an album of duets with guitarist Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits? We asked Knopfler to explain.

Danceable Darkness: The World of the Knife

The Swedish brother-sister electro-duo speaks with PopMatters about concepts, characters, and adapting to the challenges of the music industry.

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