Reunions Are Heavy: An Interview with L7

One of the fiercest bands to come out of the grunge era, L7 combined punk-fueled anthems, razor-sharp wit, and feminist spirit into an imposing brew.

Early-’90s records like Smell The Magic, Bricks Are Heavy, and Hungry For Stink boasted chunky riffs along with bold lyrics that were a …

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An Interview with Interpol: Leave On The Bright Lights

It’s hard to believe it’s already been more than a decade since Interpol released its stunning debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights, bursting out of a vibrant New York indie rock scene that also spawned The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, and The National.

Since then, the group …

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An Interview with Denis Leary: So He Wants To Be A Rock & Roll Star

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous” — Ep 101 (Airs Thursday, July 16, 10:00 pm e/p) — Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny Rock. CR. Patrick Harbron/FX

The last time we saw Denis Leary starring in a television series, he was racing into burning buildings during a successful seven-season run portraying …

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An Interview with Lucinda Williams: Close To The Bone

Listen to any of Lucinda Williams’ records over the years, and you’ll find plenty of heartache enveloping the tunes within—numerous meditations on loss, loneliness, doubt, and unrequited love.

But speaking on the phone recently from her California home, Williams was jovial and upbeat, chatting about the sunny L.A. weather and …

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An Interview with Spoon: The Way They Get By

Spoon has carved out a comfortable niche for themselves in the rock music world.

The Austin, Texas-bred band has achieved an enviable mixture of critical praise and commercial success, each of the group’s records outselling its predecessor while earning rave reviews, and the band maintaining its omnipresent coolness.

On acclaimed …

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The Sonic Sorcerer: An Interview with Steven Wilson

“I’ve always liked records that surprise you in some way.”

Steven Wilson was on the phone describing his musical listening tastes, but he might also have been summing up his career ethos.

Long known for his work as leader of progressive metal titans Porcupine Tree, Wilson has now released four …

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An Interview with Speedy Ortiz: Full Acceleration

If there was an award given out for hardest working band, Speedy Ortiz would certainly be a contender.

Since 2012, the Massachusetts-based group has released two EPs and two full-length albums, while maintaining a relentless tour schedule.

Led by singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, also a poet and visual artist, Speedy Ortiz’s …

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An Interview with Cold War Kids: Home Sweet Home

Cold War Kids recently celebrated a decade of existence, no small feat in an industry that often eats indie bands alive.

Unsurprisingly, those 10 years have been marked by soaring highs as well as substantial speed bumps.

The Southern California band burst onto the scene in 2006 with Robbers &

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An Interview with Gang Of Four: It Happens Now

“This is exciting stuff,” remarked Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill, as an array of appetizers hit the table.

In New York City to do press for the band’s new record, What Happens Next, released on February 24, Gill arranged to meet me for a lunch chat at a …

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An Interview with Alan Parsons: The Sounds Of Science

Whether he’s behind a recording console or making music with his progressive rock group, Alan Parsons is an iconic figure in popular music.

Parsons first made a name for himself as an audio engineer, landing a job at Abbey Road Studios at age 19 and earning his first LP credit …

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