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The Angry, Violent Piano: An Interview with Keane

Drummer Richard Hughes explains how the band became strangers to themselves before making their second album, which was influenced by war, Yeats, and Jimi Hendrix.


works hard. And he sounds tired: his voice is low and slow, his manner wary. He's talking to me on the phone from Louisiana's Cash Money Records office, where he's been at it all day, being polite with interviewers and promoting his third Cash Money solo album, Tha G-Code.

Enter the Junior Boys

You might not recognize their faces, but their sound will stick with you.

Ready to be Believed: An Interview with The Juliana Theory

Singer and lead guitarist/pianist Brett Detar recently sat down with PopMatters for a lengthy chat about the band's evolution and their impending success.

John Paul Jones

Throughout my conversation with , one word kept popping up again and again: 'freedom'.

Glimpse of a Gemini’s Journey: An Interview with Donell Jones

The R&B singer battles alcoholism and climbs from singing on the streets to the Billboard charts.

Interview with Syleena Johnson

The young R&B star talks about trying to make her mark

Wonderlands: An Interview with Jewel

'The things that thrill me are that I can afford medication, go to the movies whenever I want, get on a plane whenever I want. It just thrills me, you know?' Jewel talks to PopMatters about the joys of writing, the perils of ultimate perfection, and how Plato shaped her vision of love.

Jellyeye: Beat in Chicago

Spooky and throbbing as a newborn toadstool - the jellyeye.

The Struggles of a New Artist, Who Doesn’t See Himself As One: An Interview with Javier

The R&B vocalist turned a summer of radio station grunt work into the start of a varied career.

This Is Life: An Interview with Jarboe

The singer opens up on love, abuse and art.

A Man Named J’Aime: An interview with Islands’ Jaime Thompson

The ex-Unicorn explains his new project, remixing for Beck, and African guitar.

Signal Fills the Void: An Interview with Mike Gallagher of Isis

With two and sometimes three detuned guitars roaring through massive distortion, Isis shows are floor-shakingly, teeth-rattlingly loud. Many bands play loudly, but few bathe the listener in waves of sound like Isis.

Experience and Accident: A Conversation with Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam

Sam Beam talks about the songwriting process, even the unintentional side of it.

You’ve Gotta Have Faith—And Know Your History

'To my mind, in the songs that I have loved growing up, it tends to always be about a hook and a melody and a hook and a melody, and somebody is constantly taking your attention. I really think great recorded singles are like that. You are never given a chance to get distracted by anything. You're constantly pulled in a direction by something going on in the song.'

The Forgotten NYC Band: An Interview with Interpol

It figures that in their recent profile of New York's 'coolest' bands, Rolling Stone missed the city's best. Interpol has been playing the live circuit for a couple of years and yet somehow they've managed to stay relatively under the radar the entire time.

Rapping is Good Therapy: Interview with Ice Cube

The music legends talks to PopMatters about hip-hop in culture, sports brawls and his successful acting career.

Redefining a Genre: A Conversation with Ice Age

Ice Age has created an album that pushes the envelope of progressive rock and could possibly be hailed as one of the most significant releases the genre has seen in the past decade.

B-Boys Will Be Boys: An Interview With Byron Hurt

The documentary filmmaker takes on some of hip-hop's untouchable subjects, but he knows it might be a small part of a large struggle.

Cursed with a Tinge of Honesty

Ian Hunter touches the early Hoople days through the current days of string.

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