Tuesday, March 12 2013
Jamie Lidell has gone from experimental electronic boundary-pusher to soul-revival gadfly to buddy of Beck and back again. With his new album, he talks to PopMatters about influences and homages, the pushback he receives from showing them, and why he's OK with roasting in the Nashville sun ...
Monday, March 11 2013
PopMatters is pleased to present the U.S. premiere on Stornoway's latest album, Tales from Terra Firma.
PopMatters is proud to premiere Via, the latest from indie-rock all-timer Thalia Zedek and her band.
Academy Award-winning producer Eva Orner marks her directorial debut with a documentary that is at once compelling and heart-breaking. The Network is about how one TV station challenges, informs, and entertains a country emerging from 30 years of war.
Friday, March 8 2013
The death of Damian Wayne, current Robin and actual son of the Batman in Batman, Inc. #8 signals the exit of industry legend Grant Morrison after six years of having written the character…
Whatever Disney does to Star Wars, let's at least hope they keep its rough aesthetic.
This bold reaccounting dramatically alters our understanding of American slavery and its role in U.S. expansionism, global capitalism, and the upcoming Civil War.
Thursday, March 7 2013
In presenting both extreme affection and disdain toward the fictional town of Pawnee, Parks and Recreation captures the very mixed feelings many people have regarding their nonfictional hometown.
While many bands claim to be charting new terrain, R. Ring (Mike Montgomery and Kelley Deal) is carving its niche through hand-crafted CD releases, instrumentation consisting entirely of two guitars and vocals, and resistance toward releasing a full-length record.
Wednesday, March 6 2013
"If we want to see change, we have to make hunger a voting issue in America." -- Jeff Bridges, Academy Award Winner & founder of End Hunger Network
Tuesday, March 5 2013
In an era when the Stones relentlessly seek to extend, exploit and parlay their accrued fame (as do legions of lesser legacy acts), David Bowie, ever the brave contrarian, is doing his level best to open the shutters on a fresh new day.
Monday, March 4 2013
They Might Be Giants' never-ending cavalcade of songs and wry humor culminates with Nanobots, their 16th album. John Flansburgh walks us through the album's creation, their evolving songwriting process, and defend against the notion that some of their songs can be construed as mean-spirited.
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Hit the Waves, the latest album by Swedish indie-pop band the Mary Onettes.
PopMatters is happy to introduce the self-titled debut by Glasgow-based noise-pop up-and-comers Golden Grrrls.
Friday, March 1 2013
One day, Jon Davison was singing in a Yes tribute band. Then, he actually became the touring lead singer of Yes. Now, he shares his tale, along with how he and the band prepping to play three albums in full every night of their upcoming tour ...
The 12-issue mini-series The Shade is possibly writer James Robinson's final return to the world-within-a-world of Opal City and its unique cast of characters. Robinson takes the time to offer frank and unique insights into a book that is the culmination of decades of writing…
March offers a whole host of albums that are among the most anticipated of this year, featuring new music from beloved artists spanning multiple eras.
White introduces us to shopkeepers and prostitutes, men and women of fashion and genius, street-robbers and thief-takers, as they play out the astonishing drama of life in 18th century London.
Thursday, February 28 2013
A chance encounter with NPR's Planet Money sparks a sincere wrestling with the deepest of creator and fan rights issues still haunting the comics industry…
Doucet and McClelland open up about their life on the road, the commanding influence of Neil Young, their upcoming gig at Toronto’s Massey Hall, and breaking the "cardinal rule" of the music biz: starting a band with your life-partner.