Interviews

A Chat With Beto O’Rourke, the Ex-Punk Bassist Running for Ted Cruz’s Senate Seat

Before he fronted At the Drive-In, and later the Mars Volta, Cedrix Bixler-Zavala played drums in an all-but-forgotten forgotten Texas post-hardcore band called Foss. You won't…
Andy Cush / October 4, 2017

David Crosby Is Making More Noise Than Ever

David Crosby helped define and further the sound of rock'n'roll as we know it. He was a founding member of the Byrds, produced Joni Mitchell's first…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 28, 2017

Steve Aoki Is Still EDM’s Most Ambitious Multitasker

In the festival world, Steve Aoki is not just a DJ; he’s a myth. He has defined his high-energy live-shows via a series of signature,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / September 28, 2017

Rostam Is Finally on His Own

In 2006, during his senior year at Columbia University, Rostam Batmanglij decided he was going to make a solo album. He had studied classical music…
Jeremy Gordon / September 14, 2017

Liars’ Angus Andrew On Recording New Album TFCF in the Australian Bush, SPIN Calling Its Second Album “Unlistenable”

The mark of a great band, or at least an interesting one, is whether it eventually self-destructs in a blaze of Behind the Music glory,…
Andy Cush / August 23, 2017

Interview: Kate Nash Talks GLOW, Her New Kickstarter-Funded Album, Doctor Who, and More

Kate Nash gets recognized at the gym, though not for being a pop star. "This massive guy was sweating and working out; I…
Geena Kloeppel / August 15, 2017

Randy Newman Stages the Most Ambitious Production of His Career

Randy Newman is a revered elder statesman in the world of American singer-songwriters and film composers alike, even if he makes fun of the designation at every opportunity.
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 2, 2017

Revisit Our November 1992 Morrissey Your Arsenal Cover Story: The Sorrow and the Pity

With some artists, interviews are easy. You book a time, turn up, switch on the tape recorder, and they give you the same old sales…
David Thomas / July 27, 2017

Genesis P-Orridge Talks Psychic TV, Brian Jones, How New York Has Changed, and More

In 2013, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge took ownership of Musty Dagger, a nine-year-old Pekingese, to ease the grief of losing BigBoy, the Jack Russell shared with her…
Dale Eisinger / July 13, 2017

Jessie Reyez’ Realness Will Not Be Diluted

During her four-minute music video for "Figures," Jessie Reyez smashes her guitar to the ground with full force before looking into the camera with an intensity that…
Geena Kloeppel / June 26, 2017

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Remembered By AZ, DJ Whoo Kid, Mister Cee, Roc Marciano, and More

Mobb Deep's Prodigy passed away on Wednesday, June 21--his death has left a hole in hip-hop that was immediately felt by members of the community. He wasn't just a…

Thursday’s Geoff Rickly Talks Reunion, Getting Sober, Martin Shkreli, and More

"I'll take a hippie over a racist any day," Geoff Rickly tells me. The singer and I have met at a bistro in Brooklyn to talk about the…
Jeremy Gordon / June 9, 2017

Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks New Album In Spades and Why He Knew Trump Was Going to Win

Greg Dulli killed Emo Nite LA so that it may live. As the Afghan Whigs frontman and I get reacquainted during our phone conversation,…
Ian Cohen / May 8, 2017

“We’re Post-Post Racial”: Director Justin Simien Talks Making Dear White People in a Different America

Netflix's latest conflagration-starting series Dear White People is a show focused on black life that comes after the successes of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Atlanta, the Best…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2017

Remembering So Much for the Afterglow with Everclear’s Art Alexakis

Everclear’s So Much for the Afterglow, which turns 20 this year, was one of the first CDs--and rock albums in any format--I ever bought.
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 27, 2017
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