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Hanson on 20 Years of ‘Middle of Nowhere’ and Why They’ll Never Break Up

Hanson have never left. Twenty years after the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma recorded that indelible chorus to "Mmmbop," Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson—now 36, 34, and 31—are still writing,…
Anna Gaca / March 18, 2017

SXSW 2017: Saba on Personal Loss and Instilling Hope Through Hip-Hop

Saba is an exciting young voice—literally speaking, his dulcet tone is entrancing, and you'd have to make an effort to not be pulled into the melodic…
Brian Josephs / March 17, 2017

SXSW 2017: Kweku Collins Talks Upcoming grey EP, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Being a Black Introvert

With the reality of the internet, "scenes" and "genres" feel like they're becoming increasingly outdated concepts. Consider Lil Uzi Vert's quest to blend hip-hop and emo signifiers…
Brian Josephs / March 16, 2017

Digital Crate Digging: Jacques Greene on Flute Rap, Acid House, and Synths That Sound Like Ecstasy

The word "producer," in the context of dance music in 2017, usually brings to mind a solitary man or woman, cranking out tracks with a…
Andy Cush / March 14, 2017

Jeopardy! Head Writer Billy Wisse On Those Viral Music Questions and Making Alex Trebek Rap

Alex Trebek doesn't actually know everything. Behind the Jeopardy! host, of course, is a staff of writers coming up with the clues that Trebek reads so astutely,…
Brian Josephs / March 10, 2017

Hurray For the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Beating Fear as An Activist Musician in the Age of Trump

Alynda Segarra is a musician and activist from New York City. As the singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the folk-rock band Hurray for the…
Alynda Segarra / March 8, 2017

Toshi Reagon: “We Have to Put Women at the Center of the Universe”

Toshi Reagon is known as a political musician, but her most consistent topic is love in all its forms. Her whispery, acoustic version of The…
Mikki Halpin / March 8, 2017

James Blunt Is Great at Twitter, So We Asked Him About It

Tuesday afternoon, I sat down with British singer-songwriter James Blunt, an affable fellow with a Twitter streak so vicious Atlantic Records asked him to log off and stop terrorizing the fans.
Anna Gaca / March 2, 2017

After Breaking Up, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Is Making His Best Music Yet

Dave Longstreth’s beard is gnarled and unkempt, the mark of a man who has forgone Western civilization to find himself in a backwoods cabin. It’s…
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

The Composers Behind the Epic Music of Planet Earth II Talk About Scoring the Iguana Chase Scene and Working With David Attenborough

Ten years after Planet Earth blew the minds of every biology student and pot-smoking teen who came across it, the BBC has rolled out the sequel: Planet Earth II, which…
Andy Cush / February 21, 2017

Why Inauguration Performer Tim Rushlow Said Yes to Donald Trump

Tim Rushlow is the ex-lead singer of Little Texas, a band that was omnipresent on country radio in the 90s. Tonight, he will perform at the president-elect's…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

Obama’s Go-To DJ Reflects on Four Years of Performing for the First Family

A new White House administration means Austin-based DJ Mel Cavaricci's time playing music for President Obama's events has come to an end. For the past few…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

BJ the Chicago Kid on Performing For Obama: “They Asked Me to Take People’s Minds to Another Place”

On January 10, R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid performed the National Anthem at Barack Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago. Given just days to prepare, BJ jumped…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Q&A: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Talk Patriots Day, Before the Flood, Escaping Musical “Despair and Depravity”

For music fans, there was a surprise embedded in the operatic trailer for director Peter Berg’s new Boston Marathon bombing thriller Patriots Day: a single line…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2016

As the Decemberists’ The Crane Wife Celebrates 10 Years, Colin Meloy Is Still Sorry for Making You Use a Dictionary

Loosely inspired by a Japanese folktale about a bird who takes human form, the Decemberists' fourth album The Crane Wife was their most ambitious to date. Released in October…
Anna Gaca / December 12, 2016
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