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Sunday, January 1 1995

From Nashville to Tokyo the Hard Way

After a long stretch of good songs and little reward, Fluid Ounces appear to be headed for some success. Maybe even some income.

Hitting the Beachhead and Coming on Strong: An Interview With the Fleshtones’ Peter Zaremba

Zaremba looks back on three decades of 'super rock' and finds the landscape littered with obscure Humphrey Bogart movies, Fleetwood Mac parties, early Tom Hanks comedies, and the evolution of the 'power stance'.

Between Wars: An Interview with The Flaming Lips

Preparing to tour in support of At War With the Mystics, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses politics, drugs and divine intervention.

Looking for Clarity

Fischerspooner's Casey Spooner loves his trashy pop singles ... and his avant-garde theater, too.

An Orgy of Entertainment: Fischerspooner Up Close

Obtuse, over the top, flashy, trashy and electroclashy: Patrick Sisson digs beneath the arty exterior to figure out what makes Fischerspooner glitter.

Feeling The Fever

New York City rockers the Fever play restless, heated music. PopMatters music critic Deirdre Day-MacLeod sets out to discover how they keep the temperature up.

Dancing Through Song: An Interview with Feist

Feist explains how she became the Kevin Bacon of Canada's music scene.

Feathers Flock Together

Eight members, multiple songwriters and dozens of instruments coalesce in one indefinable, all-natural sound for Vermont's folk collective Feathers. 'Each of us has our own philosophy of how we make music and we all get to practice it in parallel,' said Feathers' Meara O'Reilly. 'It happens to all coincide in some way.'

Far Too Jones

Sometime around midnight on March 9th, a dream of rock stardom imagined by a wide-eyed group of Raleigh musicians eight years ago will finally die.

Classy, Fiddly, and Percussive

Ethel's Mary Rowell explains how an experimental string quartet ended up in a rock show.

Mirror Man: An Interview with Alejandro Escovedo

PopMatters documents the rebirth of Alejandro Escovedo, once named Artist of the Decade by No Depression in the '90s.


No elephantine egos for this crew - the much-talked about Elefant are truly down to earth. PopMatters' Peter Joseph checks in.

Time to Practice Your Latin

Electrelane sticks to one language in breaking down life and music outside Brighton.

Leaders of a Powder Blue World: An Interview with Elbow

Elbow takes some time to show us a high-class hangout, but end up proving they've stayed grounded.

You Smell Me?: An Interview with E-40

Bay area hip-hop legend and slang encyclopedia E-40 is in the mix like Bisquick and never late like FEMA... do you smell him?

We’re All Moody Bastards: An Interview with Duran Duran’s John Taylor

Duran Duran bassist covers everything from the early singles to the current tour.

Playing Tight and Thinking Freely: Interpreting Dungen

Dungen's Gustav Ejstes on improvisation, the language barrier, power trios, and the importance of taking it easy.

Chance Meeting with Aaron Dugan

The Matisyahu guitarist talks about working in the studio with Bill Laswell and finding his style in New York's jazz scene.

Putting Your Foot in a Hole in the Snow

'A lot of tension in Faulkner's novels emerges from a conflict between trying to make time do what you want it to, trying to force time to do what you want it to because allowing it to pass on its own feels really disastrous and scary. I can relate to that on an emotional level. I think that's almost infantile -- not in a derisive way. That's how people grow up, in a way, is to realize that you don't have to have control over things and you have to just let them be.'

Just Like Me: An Interview with DMC

DMC is, like any good writer, aware of the power of words and names. Which explains his considerable shock when he discovered that Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels had, in fact, been adopted.

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