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Interview: Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper has always seemed like a bunch of country/folk/fuzz-rock vagabonds, so perhaps it’s fitting that frontman Eric Earley’s cellphone reception repeatedly died as the band drove across the deserts of Arizona on their way to a show in New Mexico. [ Click here for more ]

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Interview: Yeasayer

Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wilder had just woken up, which might explain his confusion about who was calling. “Vitamin Magazine?” he asked excitedly. “I love vitamins!” He waxed rhapsodic about a few of his favorite nutrients (vitamin D, Emergen-C), then sounded a little disappointed when reminded that Vita.mn is a Twin Cities entertainment publication. [Click here […]

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Interview: Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird is known for eclectic choices — all of his records include violin, wordy lyrics and lots of expert whistling — but even he admits that his current seven-show tour of churches is out of the ordinary. “I sort of indulged myself,” he says. [Click here for more]

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Interview: Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth seems like a very nice, easygoing guy, but he’s about to get angry. “Fuck!” yells Longstreth into his phone, while walking around his Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. “I had this awesome biscuit, and I’m walking down the street, and I just dropped it on the ground!” This outburst is understandable. […]

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Interview: Matt and Kim

For most people, making a video in which you and your bandmate stroll naked through Times Square would be the highlight of your year. Not if your name is Matt or Kim and you are a rock star. [Click here for more]

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Interview: M. Ward

For a guy who’s known for being interested in everything old — old song styles, old equipment, old instruments — Matt Ward sure has a lot of new things going on. Ward, known to the indie music world as M. Ward, just put out his seventh album, “Hold Time,” less than a year after his […]

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Essay: a Coldplay debate

A rock debate via e-mail: How a couple of critics learned to stop complaining and almost love Coldplay, sort of. [Click here for more]

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Interview: John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants

This article will begin the same way my interview with They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh did: with a disclosure of personal bias. Flansburgh and his Giants cohort John Linnell are from Lincoln, Mass., and attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, athletic rivals to my Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (go, Colonials!). Things could get ugly, I […]

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Interview: Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann’s new record is, in fact, not new at all. It’s more of her melancholy, melodic pop — songs about heartbreak and disappointment sung in soberly deadpan tones. It’s not groundbreaking or discordant, and it’s not going to top the charts. In other words, it’s everything an Aimee Mann record should be. [Click here […]

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