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Lapsed Catholics and Lost Hoodrats

Craig Finn and the Hold Steady confirm the power of classic rock as they celebrate teens, guitar solos, and Christ.


A Nerdy Rash: An Interview with the Hives

Pelle Almqvist of the Hives pretends to be calm for a few minutes.


The New Rock N’ Roll Swindle: The Hiss Attempt to Survive the British Press Blitzkrieg

Drooling praise in the British press -- once the lifeblood of any American rock band hoping to make it big in the States -- has recently morphed into something more akin to a kiss of death. Can Atlanta's The Hiss come out unscathed? PopMatters music critic Jon Garrett examines.


Kristin Hersh

Hersh started exploring her compulsive musical talents in 1982, when she formed the critically-hailed Throwing Muses, a band featuring her step-sister Tanya Donelly, who went on to do a stint with The Breeders before forming the Grammy-nominated Belly.


A Thousand Different Keys: A Lunchtime Conversation with Matthew Herbert

The electronic artists speaks about his politics, the state of sampling, and Radiohead. And he's having the duck.


A Thousand Different Keys: A Lunchtime Conversation with Matthew Herbert

The electronic artists speaks about his politics, the state of sampling, and Radiohead. And he's having the duck.


Inner Visions: An Interview with Felix of the Heiruspecs

'Hiero?' 'Heru?' Neither a crew from the Yay, or an MC based in LA, the Heiruspecs offer visions from the Midwest. Group co-founder and MC Felix lays 'em all out on the table and explains.


Tuesdays with Matt: An Interview with Heavy Trash’s Matt Verta-Ray

He likes the simple things in life: Gene Vincent, reel to reels, Chevy Novas, and Marcel Duchamp. Matt Verta-Ray puts 'em all together on his strut down memory lane, talkin' 'bout that new collaboration with Jon Spencer, Heavy Trash.


Rodney Hayden: The Real Thing

Too Country Rodney Hayden’s twangy Texas baritone and hardcore-country sound, grounded in fiddle and steel guitar, suggest years of hard living—maybe in some


Process and Substance: An Interview with Richie Hawtin

From mixing with three turntables, to granulating and recombining tracks into new shapes, to making techno mashups in 5.1 surround sound, to scoring the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics, Richie Hawtin has consistently pioneered how music is made.


The Most Basic of Statements: An Interview with Richard Hawley

How many musicians does it take to put in a light bulb? Englishman Richard Hawley doesn't know, but he's willing to pull the switch and illuminate the room.


Twelve Tenets By Ed Harcourt

For Harcourt, embracing the totality of life experience seems as natural as breathing.


Blue-Eyed Hanson Man

Let's just sit down and talk this through like the adults we both are.


Interview with Neil Halstead

Neil Halstead is something of a British songwriting hero, having had helmed revolutionary shoegaze outfit Slowdive before founding Mojave 3, a dusky folk-rock band.


Kicking Against The Pricks!: An Interview with Half Man Half Biscuit

PopMatters talks to the most complete and authentic British group since the Clash -- Half Man Half Biscuit.


On the Couch for Your Audition

HAL's Dave Allen explains how the band got to this unexpected place.


Pat Green: Texas Songwriter

Although he's been a big hit with fans, at least regionally, Green's relationship with critics has been rather different -- indeed, 'Pat Bashing' seems to have evolved into a minor Olympic sport. [...] Most critics have also pointed to what they see as Green's limited subject matter when songwriting, confined primarily to Texas, tacos, beer, and road trips.


“I Don’t Want to Be Folklore!”: Grandmaster Flash Is Back!

Grandmaster Flash invented hip-hop and DJ culture in America.


Excerpts from the Misery of Grandaddy

Jason Lytle is a bitter man. Good thing he's got this pop record to finish.


The Grandeur of Grandaddy

Astute musical chameleons or tragically faddish trend-hoppers? PopMatters music critic Jon Garrett deconstructs the Grandaddy mystique.


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