Tuesday, July 27 2010
Playing shows this week in Philadelphia and New York that delves deep down into their catalogs, PopMatters catches up with both the Candy Butchers' Mike Viola and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger to talk Stevie, Beyonce, and being in multiple bands at once.
Friday, May 1 2009
Members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Hanson form a Power Pop Supergroup only to craft an early contender for the Worst Album of 2009.
Monday, April 30 2007
Monday, April 16 2007
A self-aware songwriter, Adam Schlesinger still finds a way inside everyone else's head. PopMatters talks to the ingenius popsters about their new album and more.
Monday, April 2 2007
A messy, dark, and defiantly askew center exists at the core of the candy-coated pop-sweetness of Fountains of Wayne's songs -- which is what makes them such a recognizable take on American culture at its twisted best.
Tuesday, February 6 2007
Why does a band so gifted at crafting pleasing pop feel the need to lash out at losers and demand we chortle at half-baked stereotypes?
Thursday, June 30 2005
Two CDs worth of Fountains of Wayne that, although you may not need to hear, you probably should. Why wouldn't you want to listen to this band's version of Max Martin's smash hit, '...Baby, One More Time?'"
Friday, July 25 2003
Alcohol plays a huge role in Managers, but instead of the adolescent diversion it was only yesteryear, it now appears as a pathetic crutch.
Wednesday, June 18 2003
Welcome Interstate Managers is the welcome aural equivalent of a great collection of short stories, each song offering a little snippet from a life, and presenting a range of characters to fill this musical spectrum.
Sunday, January 1 1995
If Juilliard were to offer a course on composing the perfect pop melody, Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood should be the first folks they call for instructors.