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Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm
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Band To Watch: Nearly Oratorio

Simon Lam has a unique style that brings warmth and a subtle soulfulness to each of the three separate musical projects he's involved in. The…
Michelle Laggan | April 26, 2016 - 9:21 am

Band To Watch: Weaves

Weaves are fucking wild. The Toronto quartet kicks out buzzing, spasmodic rock songs like tightly wound balls of tension constantly unspooling. There's a breathless improvisatory…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
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Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

It's fitting that Kweku Collins (pronounced kway-koo) is from just outside of Chicago. The 19-year-old rapper and Evanston, Illinois native lives just beyond the fray…
Collin Robinson | April 8, 2016 - 10:45 am
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All That We Could Do With This Emotion

There's a box of Easter candy waiting for Carly Rae Jepsen when we step onto her tour bus. It's a gift from the…
James Rettig | April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
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Q&A: Lush On Their Unusual Legacy & Exciting Reunion

Of all the shoegaze reunions that we've been blessed with over the past few years, perhaps none is more satisfying than the return of Lush.
T. Cole Rachel | April 4, 2016 - 11:59 am
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Q&A: Ben Watt On Using Twitter To Meet Marissa Nadler, Why He Doesn’t Want To Reunite Everything But The Girl, And His Beautiful New LP

Few artists can boast a career as varied and oddly sprawling as that of Ben Watt. After releasing an acclaimed solo record in 1983, Watt…
T. Cole Rachel | April 1, 2016 - 5:02 pm
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Q&A: Explosions In The Sky On Writing Shorter Songs For Shorter Attention Spans, And How Friday Night Lights Changed Everything

Though Explosions In The Sky had already released three excellent albums between 2000 - 2003, it was their scoring of 2004's Friday Night Lights that…
Jonathan Dick | March 30, 2016 - 12:02 pm
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Artist To Watch: Gordi

Gordi is Sophie Payten, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from rural Australia, and holy shit is she good at making music. Clever Disguise, the EP she'll release…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Q&A: Diarrhea Planet On The Nashville Scene, Their Memorable Moniker, And Their Awesome New Album Turn To Gold

The final day of SXSW can be the sort of thing where you're too burnt-out, sunburnt, or both to care about seeing anyone. Sometimes there's…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 3:02 pm
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Q&A: Wye Oak On Moving Apart And Moving Forward

Just about two years ago, Wye Oak released their stunning fourth album, Shriek. It was one of our favorite albums of 2014, and a crucial…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
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Q&A: Kristin Welchez On The Evolution From Dee Dee & The Dum Dum Girls To Kristin Kontrol

In late January, Kristin Welchez -- who has been known as Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls -- announced that she'd be adopting a…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 11:04 am
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Easy Lover Easy Rider: Action Bronson Interviews Phil Collins

The writing was on the wall for Phil Collins fans long before he officially announced his retirement in 2011. 2002's Testify was the pop star's…
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2016 - 1:44 pm
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Q&A: The Range On The Potential Of YouTube Narratives & His New Album

On the opening track of the Range's new album, Potential, project mastermind James Hinton samples the voice of YouTube rapper SdotStar (current view count: 1,450):…
James Rettig | March 10, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Hood Pope Confessional

The recirculated air of the Riverside Church's main chapel seems to grow more stale by the minute. Sunlight shines polychrome through stained glass windows. The…
Collin Robinson | March 8, 2016 - 11:00 am
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We Talked To The Guy Who Made That Sun Kil Moon Parody EP

Last week we collectively beheld Under The Canopy, a deadpan Sun Kil Moon parody EP stunning in accuracy and hilarious in execution. The man behind…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2016 - 1:53 pm
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The Week In Pop Q&A: The 1975’s Matt Healy On His Band’s Massive, Adventurous New LP

Matthew Healy answers the phone in a daze. "I get in to New York tomorrow. I'm in the UK at the moment. I just flew…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2016 - 3:31 pm
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Old Storms In New Places

Scott Hutchison has errands to run. Cigarettes, coffee, snacks -- you know, all the essentials for a day in the studio. We walk down the…
Ryan Leas | February 4, 2016 - 11:54 am
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Q&A: John Cale On Memorializing Lou Reed & Re-Making Music For A New Society

To call John Cale "prolific" is an inexcusable understatement; the multi-instrumentalist and producer is responsible for some of the most formative music in rock's history.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm
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Artist To Watch: Margo Price

Lots of people live through hard times, but few get as many good songs out of it as Margo Price. She has survived her share…
Stephen Deusner | January 19, 2016 - 11:40 am
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