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Waiting for the Sound of His Heart: An Interview with Ethan Johns

Ethan Johns calls upon the ghosts of such British songsmiths as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, while developing interwoven and metaphorical narratives in the footsteps of Richard Thompson and Bob Dylan.

Josh Antonuccio
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SXSW Music Day 4: Highlights - MOG Showcase + Norah Jones

Bob Mould’s set was followed by the only SXSW performance by the Roots, one of the most anticipated sets of the conference (as evidenced by a near three-block long line).

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SXSW Music Day 2: NPR Showcase at Stubb's

NPR’s annual SXSW showcase was one of the hottest tickets last night, with an impressive array of acts including Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, and the long-awaited return of Fiona Apple to the stage.

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Big Star Story to Debut at SXSW Next Month

The long-awaited Big Star documentary is set to have its debut next month at South by Southwest in Austin.

Josh Antonuccio
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Stranger in a Stranger Land: An Interview with Blitzen Trapper

Following the breakthrough of their last album, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper sits down to talk about the genesis of American Goldwing, revealing how some songs were written in mere minutes ...

Josh Antonuccio
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15 of the Best 4th of July Songs in Rock Music

Wondering where songwriters have paid homage to the Fourth of July in their songs? Here are 15 notable examples of references to the American holiday.

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Across the Great Divide: The Band's "Brown Album"

The Band’s mythical country rock came to define a genre with its illuminating self-titled second record.

Music

Yael Naim Has a Story to Tell: The Interview

Isreaeli singer/songwriter Yael Naim gained fame in the U.S. thanks to the ear of Steve Jobs, but Naim is taking it all in stride, now creating an intricate and homespun musical spectacle with her newest release She Was a Boy, and sits down to talk all about it with PopMatters ...

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Scattered Trees and Sympathy: The Interview

Scattered Trees is a band re-born from suffering. PopMatters talks with the group about the new chapters in their collective story and the process of making and promoting their new album, Sympathy.

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Google Prepares to Eat Apple's Dust (Cloud)

Apple has finished building their super-secret cloud based music monster.

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SXSW: Music Day 4: Kanye West, Liz Phair, James Blake...

Hip-hop royalty, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, thrill the closing night crowds, while TV on the Radio and Yuck play even more great sets, and Perez Hilton lures Liz Phair to his big party.

Daniel Boczarski and Josh Antonuccio
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SXSW: Music Day 1: Twin Shadow, DOM, Yelawolf, Jack White...

Lots of great shows, surprises, and first appearances at SXSW today, including a surprise appearance by Jack White and shows from indie faves like DOM, Twin Shadow, and Yelawolf.

Daniel Boczarski and Josh Antonuccio
Film

The Top 5 Most Anticipated Music Documentaries

Music geeks are salivating at the prospect of these five upcoming music documentaries.

Games

O Great Spotify, Where Are You?

Spotify continues to make U.S. users hold out for a future that hasn’t arrived... yet.

Music

Twenty Years Ago: My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'

1991 was the year My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless became the underground standard bearer for independent rock.

Josh Antonuccio
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Learning to Die... Music Sales Spiral Downward

A quick bit of the steady decline of music sales.


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