Archive for the 'The AD Interview' Category

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A conversation with Robyn Hitchcock can at times feel a lot his lyrics; just when things seem grounded, the skies open up and we’re off in the clouds for a whimsical journey. A very affable fellow, there’s great humor spiced through his words, often moving quickly between the visceral and surreal. Following a conversation this […]

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

“Left to our own devices with this group, we’ll lean toward jazz, funk, Afrobeat,” bassist Jah Wobble says of his band, Invaders of the Heart. Though best known for the noisy work he did on albums like First Issue and Metal Box with Johnny Rotten’s post Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd, Wobble (real name John […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Looking for a thread connecting some of the year’s best records, from Joan Shelley to Wooden Wand’s Clipper Ship, Brokeback’s Illinois River Valley Blues to Michael Chapman’s 50? Look to guitarist James Elkington. For the last couple years, the UK-born, Chicago-based musician’s been everywhere, playing with Steve Gunn, Lætitia Sadier, Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and many more. Now, Elkington adds another record […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

As anyone who tuned into the Aquarium Drunkard Show on Sirius/XMU last Friday is well aware, Endless Boogie’s Paul Major knows private press. A longtime record dealer, his catalogs, including Feel the Music and Sound Effects, helped establish much of the vocabulary associated with rare psych, folk, rock, and outsider records. Now, working with Anthology […]

Monday, June 12th, 2017

“Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy/they were all my friends and they died,” Kevin Morby sings on “1234,” a punk-influenced gem from his new album, City Music. In Morby’s mouth, the recitation of the departed Ramones’ names becomes something like a mantra, his interpolation of Jim Carroll’s most famous song signaling that City Music is in […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

“I enjoy when people aren’t that into Steely Dan. I enjoy that almost as much as I enjoy talking to other Steely Dan fans.”

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Led by Mary Timony, Helium was one of the great ’90s guitar bands. On records like 1995’s The Dirt of Luck and 1997’s Magic City, Timony and co. created deeply personal and catchy indie rock, blending in progressive textures and expressive guitar work as the band went on. This week, Matador Records reissues both records, […]