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20 Questions: Haroula Rose

With a highly personal sound that's both intimate and alluring, Haroula Rose sits down with PopMatters to talk about her psychic abilities, her terrifying first performance, and all her dinner guests whose name starts with "J".

Drew Fortune
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'But That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Scary': An Interview with Cursive

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.

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Ween: New Years Eve 2012 - Denver, CO

Did they reach their goal of one hundred songs? No. But it didn't matter. I had witnessed the best Ween show this jaded fan has seen in over a decade of actively following the band.

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You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory: An Interview With Steve Fisk and Alicia Dara

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.

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Inside the Volcano: An Interview with Steve Fisk & Alicia Dara

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.

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There’s No Money in Integrity: An Interview with Steve Kilbey of the Church

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.

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20 Questions: JC Brooks

Whether he's covering Wilco's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" or moving a packed house of indie rockers to dance, JC Brooks brings soul and swagger to everything he touches.

Music

Three Men Out at Sea: A Conversation with Dean Ween

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.

Interviews

Interview with St. Vincent @ Pitchfork 2010

St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has always been an artist who marches to her own beat.

Interviews

Interview with Michael Showalter @ Pitchfork 2010

Showalter is always pushing the envelope: trying the patience of many and constantly questioning "What is funny?"

Music

Best in Show: Catching Up with Mike Patton

Renaissance man Mike Patton talks to PopMatters about his recent collection of vintage Italian-pop songs, Mondo Cane, and the revival of his most famous project, Faith No More.

Music

The Road Goes on Forever and the Party Never Ends: An Interview with Widespread Panic

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.

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Widespread Records

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It Might Get Sexy: A Video Interview with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D and Trainwreck

Trainwreck is a loving celebration of bros, leather pants, and machismo. PopMatters talks with Kyle Gass about the new album and metal parody.

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Interview with Miike Snow @ Metro, Chicago (video)

PopMatters meets the men behind the masks before their sold-out, April 5th appearance at Chicago’s Metro Theater.

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"A Fanatical Fan with Fanatical Opinions": An Interview with Jim DeRogatis

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 ...

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MBI Publishing

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"Maybe You Do Want to Grow Up After All": An Interview with Bernard Sumner

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 ...

Film

"They're All My Children": An Interview with Ennio Morricone

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.

Music

Happiness Is a Warm Band: An Interview with Emily Haines of Metric

Haines fled to South America, Metric scrapped their new songs, and everyone realized their well-considered Fantasies.

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Wet Hot American Festival: Lollapalooza 2009

Certain things in Chicago are predictable... if it’s Lollapalooza weekend, the weather is gonna stink. PopMatters covered the fest, shooting video interviews and avoiding heatstroke.

Music

Feel It: An Interview With Kim Deal of the Pixies and the Breeders

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.


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