Marshall Crenshaw has been making pop music for close to twenty years, but despite a huge critical following and the occasional hit, he still manages to fly just under most of the American public's radar. Sean Slone catches up with the singer/songwriter on the occasion of a long overdue retrospective album, This Is Easy, and the reissue of his 1982 debut.
After one of the most legendary break-ups in rock n' roll history (they actually got into a fist fight onstage), the Cult have reunited, with a hit single from Gone in 60 Seconds and a new album on the way. Meanwhile, singer Ian Astbury has quietly released a solo project, and recently took some time to catch up with Gail Worley.
You could call it an industrial supergroup: Martin Atkins, Chris Connelly, Jah Wobble, and Geordie Walker bring together decades of experience in bands like Pigface, Killing Joke, Public Image Limited, Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, and more, and start a new project, the Damage Manual. drew West gets the story straight from Atkins himself.
David Whited discusses the healing powers of rock n' roll with the Rev. Neil Down shortly after his appearance as keynote speaker at the recent convention of the American Association of Reverends and General Healers.
Drew Id finds out why waking up motorcycle guys that have crashed on their heads a few too many times is not a good idea in this challenging interview with daredevil Seth Enslow.
The former Veruca Salt frontwoman has struck out on her own, releasing her first solo album, Tonight and the Rest of My Life. What better occasion for Nina's biggest fan, fellow rock star Sir Millard Mulch, to have a few words "With Nina Gordon"?
Phil Bailey talks thrifting and personal ads with Al Hoff, the author of Thrift Score and If You Like Piöa Coladas: The Humor and Weirdness of Personal Ads
Writer, musician, actor, and spoken-word artist Lydia Lunch is known as someone who doesn't mince words, and she lived up to that reputation in talking with Shelton Hull about politics, feminism, pornography, and more.
Ian Koss introduces you to songer/songwriter James Michael, whose new blast of power pop, Inhale, is a real breath of fresh air for folks that grew up with the likes of Joe Jackson and the Cars.
Yeah, there's a million punk bands in southern California, but Strung Out have a little more to offer than the same old three-chord crunch. Liza Hearon talks with singer Jason Cruz.
Not only is Stephin Merritt one of the most revered songwriters around, he's also one of the most prolific, with the massive three-disc 69 Love Songs and records from alter-egos the 6ths and the Future Bible Heroes out in just the last year. Randall Stephens caught up with Merritt in a rare moment between projects to try to catch up.
Daniel M. Gill talks with bassist James McNew of indie rock darlings Yo La Tengo about being the odd man out in a band with a married couple, the differences between the U.S. and Europe, and why playing covers is a lot of fun.
A capella music (music made only with voices) is on the verge of a breakthrough, thanks to groups like Orlando's Toxic Audio. Carl F. Gauze spoke with head toxin Rene Ruiz about the challenges of the art form.
After disappearing for five years, Elastica have appeared back on the scene with a new album, The Menace, and a new line-up. Singer Justine Frischmann talks with Julio Diaz about the hiatus, the changes, and why Elastica should be considered a punk rock band.
The Presidents of the United States of America are back (sort of) with a brand new album, Freaked Out and Small. Julio Diaz takes the opportunity to talk to Dave Dederer and Chris Ballew for a lot longer than you can possibly imagine about just about everything under the sun. We dare you to find a more extensive interview than this one!