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Exit Interview: Mark Lanegan Reflects on a Prolific Literary Year, Leaving the U.S. Due to the Pandemic

In the decidedly dark, surreal year we’ve all just experienced, some artists refused to be lulled into the most obvious reaction — reflective coronavirus complacency.
Tom Lanham / December 23, 2020

Vanessa Briscoe Hay Looks Back at 40 Years of Pylon

Vanessa Briscoe Hay remembers the evening of Aug. 25, 1980, like it was yesterday. Her fledgling post-punk combo Pylon opened for its fellow Athens, Georgia…
Tom Lanham / September 23, 2020

All Them Witches on Crafting Grimy Psych-Rock at Abbey Road

When All Them Witches drummer Robby Staebler converted the former Nashville church he called home into a studio, it seemed like the perfect starting point for the…
Tom Lanham / September 3, 2020

Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil on Being Betrayed, Regaining His Confidence and His Favorite New Scream Queen

Affable, good-natured to a fault, the usually upbeat Scotsman Simon Neil reluctantly admits to feeling a tad flustered lately. There’s not much that can bring…
Tom Lanham / July 31, 2020

Richard Butler on the Psychedelic Furs’ First Album in 29 Years

How long has Britain’s brainy post-punk combo the Psychedelic Furs been around? Long enough to earn a snicker-inducing spoof in Brian Gibson’s 1998 comedy Still…
Tom Lanham / July 30, 2020

Rufus Wainwright Is Ready to Return to Pop After Nearly a Decade of Writing Operas

Rufus Wainwright admits that he couldn’t have picked a worse time to waft back from the heady opera-world heights where he’s quietly existed for nearly…
Tom Lanham / July 9, 2020

Maja Ivarsson of the Sounds on Their New Album and Life in Sweden During COVID-19

It was the KB Theater, alright, no doubt about it, Maja Ivarsson recalls thinking one recent Friday night in April. The same red-hot nightclub in…
Tom Lanham / June 15, 2020

Muzz’s Paul Banks and Matt Barrick on Their Genesis and Why They’ll ‘Definitely Continue’ to Make Music Together

Paul Banks swears that he never intended to form another band. The singer-guitarist had a busy enough work schedule with his main outfit, Interpol, not…
Tom Lanham / June 10, 2020

Katie Jane Garside on Why She Took a Break From Sailing Around the World by Boat to Record a New Album

Any port in a storm? Not exactly, argues former Daisy Chainsaw/Ruby Throat — and now Liar, Flower — frontwoman Katie Jane Garside, who not only…
Tom Lanham / May 28, 2020

Mark Lanegan Rails Against Technology: ‘I Had My Own Private Snowden in the Room With Me’

It all starts innocently enough, with Seattle-bred rocker and now author Mark Lanegan apologizing profusely for missing our scheduled interview three hours earlier.
Tom Lanham / May 7, 2020

Jaime Wyatt Battled Addiction and Hard Living to Find Her Neon Cross

Alt-country singer Jaime Wyatt has gotten in the habit of conducting unusual audience polls. "When I play shows, I’ll ask, ‘Anyone ever done…
Tom Lanham / April 15, 2020

Steve Earle’s New Album Is About a West Virginia Mining Disaster

Grammy-winning alt-country kingpin Steve Earle didn’t intend for his latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia, to be a serious history lesson. There is a dark real-life event that…
Tom Lanham / March 25, 2020

Lilly Hiatt’s Walking Proof Is the Result of Many Sacrifices

Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt may not have much in this world, she readily admits. But she’s got the most valuable commodity of all: elbow room.
Tom Lanham / March 23, 2020