Tuesday, June 18 2013
Why do Mick, Sting, and Tina cast the spotlight on Lisa Fischer? As 20 Feet from Stardom reveals, she knows how to stop time.
Monday, June 17 2013
As part of our 20 Feet from Stardom, today we explore the gospel of legendary chanteuse Merry Clayton. Our interview discusses friendship, faith, and fearlessness, principles by which this diva passionately abides.
Friday, June 14 2013
Who are the Mythbusters? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take time off the set of Mythbusters to answer Gillette's challenge of "How Does He Shave?" And in a discussion with PopMatters, the Mythbusters get to the heart of why they make popular culture, and why it matters.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
George R.R. Martin's series looks and feels like a historical drama, except the audience doesn't know how the story will turn out. Martin's 'fantasy' is preoccupied with power -- its relations, differentials and dynamics -- because he's interested in the way 'history' is really made.
Friday, June 7 2013
Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?
Monday, June 3 2013
After dealing with the critical praise and downfall of Interpol, Sam Fogarino hooked up with one of the key players in Secret Machines and, under the name of EmptyMansions, made something quite special, different, and even a bit unexpected ...
Thursday, May 30 2013
She's been called "dream folk", and at one point even "Narco-folk", but Marissa Nadler simply continues doing what she's doing best: crafting the arc-based, personality-driven songs that have become her trademark, and also talks to PopMatters about that eternal debate of Joni Mitchell vs. Riot Grrrl, of course.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra discusses his music, inspirations, and method of melancholic creation and direction.
Thursday, May 23 2013
Having established himself at the forefront of global progressive music, Steven Wilson won't rest on the success of Porcupine Tree if sonic borders remain to be breached. But first he has to find a way to signal past the noise, in a world where too many choices often send listeners screaming for the exits.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out".
Tuesday, May 21 2013
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of the chapters in this story.
Monday, May 20 2013
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow and Wednesday for the rest of the chapters in this story.
PopMatters presents the North American premiere of Vs. Head Vs. Heart, the debut album by fast-rising Australian songwriter Emma Louise.
Friday, May 17 2013
In a career that took him from the cotton fields of East Texas to the concert stage at Carnegie Hall and beyond, Lightnin’ Hopkins became one of America’s greatest bluesmen.
How did Red Bull come to support and invest in long-form journalism at a time when this style of writing seemed as doomed as the typewriter, record stores and other art industry phenoms that have been wiped out by the Internet?
Thursday, May 16 2013
Matthew Cooper of Eluvium talks to PopMatters about the creative process, taking the leap into the world of the double album, and following up the most daring album of his career.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Karl Hyde's new album consolidates Underworld's lyrical themes through his own unique sense of place, crafting an album which celebrates a generation of British "un-identity". Here, Hyde discusses the album in vivid detail, including his fascination with cities, and the cultural schizophrenia of the modern generation.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Wrapping folky strums around buoyant pop hooks, the Lighthouse & the Whaler are quickly picking up steam and gaining notice. In this in-depth discussion with PopMatters, frontman Michael LoPresti discusses the art of the album, the state of the industry, and the love-it-or-hate-it nature of their live shows.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
Drummer Pat Thetic waxes on Anti-Flag's two-decade run as the most political band in music. Then the band blasts us with a barnburner show at LA's Troubadour.
They were big in Australia, but as politics slowly began to inform their lyrics, the band soon began taking off worldwide, and now, with an epic two-disc retrospective out, Rob Hirst walks us through Midnight Oil's entire career, and what a journey it is.