PopMatters' Drew Fortune catches up with his former babysitter and Cursive frontman in this interview about concept albums, angst, and why happy songs are hard to write.
22 Apr 2012
PopMatters spoke with producer Steve Fisk and Alicia Dara of the Volcano Diary to get a sense of their producer/performer relationship, the Seattle music scene, the creative process, the role of the producer in today’s musical climate, and Fisk’s own unvarnished opinion on the state of the industry.
24 Jul 2011
Legendary producer Steve Fisk tackled an intriguing new project by Alicia Dara, and as they reveal in an interview with PopMatters, the result reaches beyond even their wildest expectations.
12 Apr 2011
They were poised to be the next U2 after the ubiquitous single "Under the Milky Way" took America by storm in the late '80s. That didn't happen, but despite internal strife, debilitating heroin addiction and the curse of grunge, leader Steve Kilbey and the Church are doing just fine.
10 Feb 2011
PopMatters conducts an interview with co-founder of oddball rock outfit Ween in a rather unique environment: out at sea, fishing... and boy does Dean Ween have some choice words about the state of the music industry.
15 Sep 2010
Becoming CNN's house band? Giving away all their touring profits while garnering their best chart position ever? Having a safeword for the band? Widespread Panic's John Bell talks about the fantastic, non-stop, and sometimes downright surreal life that the Panic has lived the past 25 years.
17 Jun 2010
Trainwreck is a loving celebration of bros, leather pants, and machismo. PopMatters talks with Kyle Gass about the new album and metal parody.
24 May 2010
Noted pop music critic Jim DeRogatis discusses much with PopMatters, including getting into fights with Wayne Coyne, why Lou Reed is frustrating to talk to, and why Lollapalooza is Wal-Mart ...
05 Apr 2010
When asked about how he feels about the term "icon", Bernard Sumner tells PopMatters that "I don't think I'm a legend. I think I've just got an interesting history." This, his time with Joy Division, New Order, and new band Bad Lieutenant are all a part of this epic interview ...
01 Apr 2010
The legendary Italian maestro is responsible for some of the most iconic film scores in history, and at 81 years old is still going strong.
22 Oct 2009
Haines fled to South America, Metric scrapped their new songs, and everyone realized their well-considered Fantasies.
15 Sep 2009
If it seems like Deal has too much going on right now, you're just not keeping up. Her work with the hugely influential Pixies and indie icons the Breeders and the Amps has made her a legend.
05 Aug 2009
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