Interviews

Brijean’s Love Supreme

Oakland-based duo Brijean has been introducing a special guest in their recent Zoom calls. In fact, you could call him the unofficial third member of…
Cam Lindsay / February 26, 2021

The Blurry World of Billie Eilish

Filmmaker R.J. Cutler – best known for his work on documentaries such as The War Room, The September Issue, and Belushi – recalls…
Mike Hilleary / February 25, 2021

It’s in the Stars

Celestial inspiration led to the latest Edie Brickell & New Bohemians album, Hunter and the Dog Star, which was released on Feb. 19. "I…
Katherine Yeske Taylor / February 25, 2021

Nine Albums in and Many More to Go, Architects Want to Be ‘the New Version of Bob Dylan’

It’s only been a little over 27 months since Architects released their deeply personal Holy Hell, but for the British metalcore veterans, that still marked…
Josh Chesler / February 25, 2021

It’s a Boston Thing

Ken Casey and I are rivals. No, not really. But our high schools were, less than eight miles apart or about 20 minutes away—if you…
Liza Lentini / February 23, 2021

My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan on New Cooking Show, Food-Themed Songs

As Patrick Hallahan calls up SPIN, the My Morning Jacket drummer is gearing up for a full-blown blizzard — 12 to 18 inches of snow…
Ryan Reed / February 19, 2021

Faithless Remain Blessed

In a decade since their last studio album, The Dance, renowned UK dance artists Faithless reemerged in 2020 with All Blessed, their seventh studio album…
Marcus Harewood / February 19, 2021

An Open Door From a Closed-Down World

"I like the crowds at the really big shows. People touching people that they don’t even know, yo!" So sings Craig Finn of the Hold…
Jon Schwartz / February 18, 2021

Madison Beer’s Moment of Truth Has Arrived

Madison Beer had been lying for way too long. She wasn’t trying to. It was completely subconscious. But for a moment in time,…
Brenton Blanchet / February 17, 2021

Brent Faiyaz’s Hell of a Year

"Everything I do is organic," Brent Faiyaz says when asked about his songwriting process. "I don’t even really calculate this shit like that," he continues.
Grant Sharples / February 5, 2021

Julien Baker Triumphs Over Her Inner Demons

As soon as we begin what ends up being an hour-long Zoom chat, Julien Baker has decided that we're starting with her semi-jokingly interviewing me.
Tatiana Tenreyro / February 3, 2021

John Carpenter Doesn’t Think He’s That Great at Music

"I grew up with a father who was a violinist," says John Carpenter, one of the best film directors and film music composers of all…
Tim Molloy / February 3, 2021

NOFX’s Fat Mike on His Sobriety, Sexuality: ‘I Think I Came Out of the Closet Even More’

Fat Mike of NOFX has never been shy about voicing his opinions and speaking the truth about his reality, but he’s taken his honesty to…
Josh Chesler / February 2, 2021

Steven Wilson on Channeling Evil Spirits, Defying Expectations With New LP

Google Image search "Steven Wilson sadness meme," and you'll find plenty of hilarious results. His music rarely sounds depressing — despite the groans…
Ryan Reed / January 30, 2021

Amanda Shires Addresses ‘Our Problem’ on New Pro-Choice Song

Amanda Shires has never been afraid to showcase her personal life, which has made both her and her husband Jason Isbell entertaining follows on social media. And she's…
Daniel Kohn / January 22, 2021
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