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GWAR singer and mastermind Dave Brockie, who died Sunday at the far-too-young age of 50, will be remembered as a shock rock innovator. An obnoxious spitball in the face of Marilyn Manson’s humorless pretension, GWAR followed the tradition set by Alice Cooper, bringing a strong sense of tongue-in-cheek humor alongside savage wit, broad comedy, and… More »

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Watch Nardwuar Reunite With Tyler, The Creator

The last time Nardwuar got together with Tyler, The Creator, we declared it “the best Odd Future interview ever.” Those are some big shoes to fill, but the Canadian interviewer’s latest meet-up with the rapper may measure up. It starts off a little slow, but soon enough Tyler’s shouting about how sleepy he is and… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2015 - 11:46 am

Watch Nardwuar Re-Interview Sleater-Kinney In The Same Outfits 16 Years Later

When Nardwuar interviewed Sleater-Kinney for the first time in 1999, he gave them nerdy jumpsuits to wear for the duration. Now, sixteen years later, he met up with the group during its reunion tour, and brought the same jumpsuits along, minus one for drummer Janet Weiss, who kept hers but didn’t have it on hand. More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Watch Nardwuar Remind Migos Who Introduced Them To Zaytoven

Nardwuar is one of my favorite interviewers in the world because no matter who he interviews, he acts exactly the same, whether rappers known for their antics like Odd Future or feminist punk scions like White Lung. Luckily for us, both Nardwuar and Migos were at SXSW this year and met up for an interview. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 25, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Watch Nardwuar Confront White Lung With Their Pasts

White Lung is an objectively “cool” band — they look and sound intimidating as hell, and they’re always calm and collected during interviews. So, for that reason, it’s really funny to watch Nardwuar taunt them by bringing up embarrassing moments from their pasts. He awards each member with some pretty enviable gifts for suffering hi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 7, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview The Black Keys

Nardwuar’s latest interview is with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. His typical gifts this time around include a Devo bobblehead from 1980, a Wayne Kramer bobblehead that plays music, and the usual assortment of rare LPs. Auerbach and Carney are willing participants, or at least they knew what to expect going into… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Nardwuar Got Yung Lean To Smile

Yung Lean — internet-beloved #sadboy, bucket-hat wearer, Arizona Iced Tea enthusiast, and teenaged Swedish rapper — has now joined the hallowed ranks of artists interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette. Although a recent New Yorker profile insisted that Yung Lean and the Sad Boys self-consciously try to keep up melancholic appearances, Nardwuar manages to make… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 23, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Mac DeMarco

Nardwuar The Human Serviette posted an interview with Mac DeMarco, and like most of Nardwuar’s interviews, it revealed a wealth of strange and wonderful stories. The two talk in depth about DeMarco’s early days playing DIY shows, the first time he ever ate psychedelic mushrooms (it was an accident), and how his uncle was a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 8, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview The Wu-Tang Clan

Recently Nardwuar The Human Serviette took on the Wu-Tang Clan for an interview, including RZA (who, as expected, does most of the talking), Ghostface, and Raekwon (who recently reconciled with the group). To account for the large number of interviewees, it’s an extra-long video, filled with plenty of talk about obscure kung fu movies, the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 7, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee is one of the recent artists to be interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette during a stop in Vancouver. In the new video, Crutchfield is interviewed about everything from her song’s recent appearance on The Walking Dead to a house show in San Antonio that she had to cancel. Watch the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Parquet Courts

It’s a major rite of passage for a band to get interviewed by Nardwuar The Human Serviette, and now Parquet Courts have received that honor. Nardwuar talks to the band about their Texas origins, the artwork created by band member Andrew Savage, and he visibly makes Austin Brown’s day by giving him a signed and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 30, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Charli XCX

Charli XCX answered some outlandish questions from Nardwuar The Human Serviette at SXSW 2014. Some topics thrown at Charli include new-wave band Bow Wow Wow, her father’s run-in with the Sex Pistols, the film Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains… and her love for German gas stations. Watch the interview and enjoy Charli XCX’s giddy… More »

By: Taylor Law / March 25, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Watch ScHoolboy Q Smoke A Comically Large Joint For Nardwuar

For something like the fourth year in a row, the extremely prepared goofball interviewer Nadwuar spent just about all of SXSW speaking with rappers. And in the video below, he spends some time with Schoolboy Q, discussing Q’s gang history, his football history, his pre-fame videos in Tyga videos, and the Chromatics. But the interview… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview ALT-J

Recent Mercury Prize winners ALT-J recently stopped off in Vancouver. And what happens when you’re a musicians on tour in Vancouver? You get interviewed by journalism’s greatest information spelunker Nardwuar. Watch the band sing an a cappella version of Drive theme song “Real Hero” by College and learn some minutia about the group that you… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 18, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Joey Bada$$ And Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Peter’s Room, Portland 3/21/13

The Beast Coastal Tour kicked off in Portland last night with performances from Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers. The inspired grouping played the small venue Peter’s Room, as opposed to Roseland upstairs, allegedly because Joey wanted a more intimate room. His set mostly pulled from 1999 and P.E.E.P:More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2013 - 10:35 am

Nardwuar Interviews Waka Flocka

Nardwuar blows Flocka and Brick Squad cohort Wooh Da Kid away with some of his latest crate finds in the latest edition of Nardwuar’s ongoing interview series. “I fuck with you!” Flocka tells Nardwuar before an improvised chaining ceremony. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Nardwuar Interviews 2 Chainz

Since Based On A T.R.U. story is out today, it’s 2 Chainz’ week to shine. So, as usual, Nardwuar is on the case and delivers another revealing interview with the artist formerly known as Tity Boi. The music of satirist/songwriter Tom Lehrer is discussed at length, which I didn’t exactly see coming. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 14, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Nardwuar Interviews El-P

Once again, Nardwuar continues his improbable but ridiculously fun run of giving densely prepared nerd-out interviews with rappers. His latest target: El-P, who meets Nardwuar backstage at his Vancouver show with Killer Mike. Mike himself gets in a cameo, and we learn the following things: El-P (if his hat is any indication) has made the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Watch Nardwuar Interview Trash Talk

Nardwuar sets up in Vancouver again to interview Sacramento punks Trash Talk and bestow his usual deeply researched gifts upon the band (including E-40 and Los Angeles Kings-related vinyl). Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 1:33 pm
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