Dec 30, 2016 Web Exclusive

It's nine at night, and Neil Hannon is happily ensconced in his studio, gin and tonic in hand. He apologizes for his current mindset, which he describes as somewhere between post-dinner mental fuzz and naptime. More

Dec 28, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

A Conversation with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry, Lower Dens' Jana Hunter, Lush's Miki Berenyi, Beth Martinez, Amanda Palmer, Natalie Prass, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, Tegan and Sara's Sara Quin, and Chelsea Wolfe. More

Dec 09, 2016 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Psychic Twin (aka Erin Fein) some questions about endings and death. Fein was the frontwoman for the late great Champaign, Illinois dream pop/indie pop band Headlights, who released three excellent underrated albums on Polyvinyl before breaking up in 2012.  More

Dec 08, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Amanda Palmer doesn't have a lot of time to talk. Having spent the day rehearsing at London's Royal Albert Hall for a special David Bowie tribute concert alongside Anna Calvi, John Cale, and Marc Almond, which will be broadcast across the country by the BBC, the artist also known for being half of the outlandish cabaret/performance art duo The Dresden Dolls is moments away from enjoying a nice quiet dinner with her husband, acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, and infant son.  More

Dec 07, 2016 Web Exclusive

Steven Okazaki is an Oscar-winning director whose latest project, Mifune: The Last Samurai, chronicles the life of Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. Mifune rose from the destruction of post-war Japan to leave an indelible mark on cinema from Tokyo to Hollywood. I spoke with Okazaki over the phone about Mifune, nervously watching the minutes on my recording app be picked off like bandits against Kyuzo in Seven Samurai.   More

Dec 06, 2016 Web Exclusive

With dozens of genre credits to his name spanning the last three decades, fewer names or faces have been more synonymous with the horror genre than Bill Moseley’s. Devotees of ‘80s horror flicks will recognize him as Chop Top, brother of Leatherface, from Tobe Hooper’s wild classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; new school horror fans may better know him as the demented Otis Driftwood in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects. Others will know him for his music; in particular, the experimental albums he put out with Buckethead under the name Cornbugs. More

Dec 02, 2016 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) some questions about endings and death. Weyes Blood's latest album, Front Row Seat to Earth, is out now via Mexican Summer.  More

Dec 01, 2016 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Jack Cooper of Ultimate PaintingMore

Nov 30, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Angel Olsen's last album, 2014's Burn Your Fire for No Witness, was the sound of her breaking free. Filled with brash songs and strong statements, a certain pent-up aggression present in even its softer moments, the album broke her out of the mold that had previously characterized her art.  More