Apr 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Comets On Fire play loud, so you may hear.  This seems an easy thing to point out, but perhaps that’s because it’s more difficult to pin down what exactly makes their particular blend of jazz, psychedelia and hard rock so damn good. More

Apr 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Boom Bip is Bryan Hollon. Bryan Hollon is Boom Bip. When asked to describe his sound, Hollon humorously responds: “It is a bit like Marianne Faithful on Prozac and vitamins with a computer, a penis and a few guitars.” More

Apr 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

The Kaiser Chiefs may “Predict A Riot” on their hit single, but don’t expect drummer Nick Hodgson to start swinging if the band ever gets in an actual fistfight. “I’m not capable of punching someone,” he says. More

Apr 02, 2005 Web Exclusive

Montreal, Canada, is best known in America as the place eighteen-year-old New Englanders go to get legally trashed on their summer vacations. Torquil Campbell admits that locals survive the miserable winters in much the same way. "A lot of sex and alcohol, that's the recipe," says the Stars' singer, keyboardist and songwriter. More

Oct 10, 2004 Web Exclusive

“Once we made the record…I was as surprised as anybody that it’s done as well.  I think if you look at the path that we followed – three albums, diminishing sales, record company dropping you, bankruptcy, it’s the sort of path that leads to a really, really awful fourth album.  I don’t know why we pulled it off.   But, I am kind of surprised when I think back that we made such a good record.” - Frank Reader More

Dec 02, 2003 Web Exclusive

DJ Mark Farina came on the scene in the late ‘80s. He started spinning at age fifteen and soon made a name for himself in the local Chicago House scene, alongside such electronica legends as Derrick Carter and Cajmere. More

Oct 02, 2003 Web Exclusive

Eels’ E is one bad motherfucker. The guy is so tough that he had four releases come out last year (all great) and he still had time to try to get my ex-girlfriend’s phone number. Bastard. More

Mar 20, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

"This is the first interview I've done in a long time," mumbles a slouching Elliott Smith. "I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it? It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually." More

Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

Alison Goldfrapp is a coy arctic fox of an interview subject. For instance, just check out her lackadaisical words regarding the video for “Train”. Not having seen the video prior to the interview, I had no idea what to expect. Having seen it, I’d like to go back and discuss the complete image reversal that would have placed the video on VH1 sexiest of all time list.  More