Sunday, January 1 1995
America has been an intimidating and exhilarating place for the Emerald Isle's kings of anthem rock.
For years, has been entertaining crowds on the indie circuit.
Sapoznik is a Grammy-nominated producer-performer of historical and new recordings of Yiddish instrumental and vocal music, and a consultant on numerous documentary films.
Toronto's Sadies have backed up rock and alt.country's best-known acts -- everyone from Neko Case to Jon Langford to Jon Spencer -- but for two nights in February 2006, this lanky, hyper-skilled musical outfit took center stage at Lee's Palace, recruited 27 friends and admirers, and recorded the live album of the decade.
Todd Rundgren reflects on a new tour and the same old industry.
Impish Norwegian duo Röyksopp explains the burgeoning scene in Bergen, how to recruit guest vocalists (naked in a sauna) and how to pick up information with your mustache.
PopMatters talks rock 'n' roll with the Romantics.
Cynics fret not: Henry Rollins hasn't lost his edge. At least as best I could tell. I had about 20 minutes to try to cover film, music, TV, war, death, travel, personal growth, and Sean Hannity.
“Sometimes you hit these situations where all you can do is endure.” —Henry Rollins, Black Coffee Blues, 1997 In need of a swift reality check? Spend
After a lifetime of remarkable success, Robinson explains why you might be better off with a gumbo shop than with a microphone.
Power pop's Rist talks about his work with the Andersons, Wonderboy and his career as a child TV star.
“I would always feel inadequate among my friends who are great songwriters. I’ve been really lucky to be around people who write amazing lines
Andy Bell and Mark Gardener of the legendary shoegazing band talk to PopMatters about the group's musical legacy and their current careers.
Louis Eliot first started turning the heads of New Musical Express and Melody Maker readers back in the early ‘90s . . . okay, 1992, if you want to
Radio needed that last single, and Rhymefest explains why this whole album is essential.
Christian pop-punkers grow up within their two oft-criticized musical traditions.
Amy Ray talks about her solo album, running her own label, activism, and the challenges of public speaking.
The Rakes aren't your typical hungover vegan British rockers.
Queensryche's 1988 masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime was one of the most ambitious and subversive concept albums ever recorded. With the recently released sequel, leader Geoff Tate explains the genesis of the new album, while his daughter Miranda explains a little about him.
When the hits stopped coming for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, he was forced to sit on the sidelines while a burgeoning rock music scene took over the reins of popular music. Gary Puckett did the only thing that a musician can do -- he picked up his guitar and began to write.