Tag: In Conversation

In Conversation: Dave Davies of The Kinks Still Believes in the Village Green

Out of place and underappreciated in 1968, “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” has finally reached the status it deserves in the highest tier of rock——and Dave Davies sincerely appreciates that, late as it may be.

In Conversation: Bing Liu’s Skate Doc “Minding the Gap” Is About a Lot More Than Skating

The first-time filmmaker on becoming a documentarian-of-all-trades—and trying not to miss anything.

In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism

The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better. 

In Conversation: Colin Blunstone’s Odessey with The Zombies

The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”

In Conversation: Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Far from Home

Ahead of a rare solo show in LA, we talked with Gainsbourg about Trump, Hollywood, and keeping things mysterious.

In Conversation: Steven Rogers Chose the Indie Route for “I, Tonya”

The screenwriter reflects on the messiness of truth and memory, and how he worked to build a story that encompassed everyone’s point of view.

In Conversation: Vicky Krieps on “Phantom Thread” and Feminine Strength

The actress stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest and Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”—both roles in which she plays wife to great men who need her much more than they realize.

In Conversation: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk on “Funk Plus One” and the Hidden Gems of American Music

When he’s not busy playing in one of the most beloved indie bands around, Chris Funk is looking for the stories that get to the core of what drives musicians.

In Conversation: Judah Friedlander Is a Person Talking

The famously behatted standup took on Trump and made a Netflix comedy special his own way.

In Conversation: Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Talks “Some Loud Thunder,” Ten Years Later

The experimental-indie-rock maestro has a special place in his heart for the band’s sophomore album, even if its initial success was subdued by a well-received debut record and music critic snobbery.

In Conversation: Paul Major on Pre-Internet Record Collecting, Outsider Lounge Music, and Dodging Needles

One of the world’s preeminent record collectors talks shop on the occasion of his new comp for Mexican Summer/Anthology, “Feel the Music Vol. 1.”

In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki

The composer and synthesist dives into the visually rich world of the greatest anime filmmaker of all time.

In Conversation: A. Savage of Parquet Courts on Introspection and Words that Rhyme with Eyes

With an art exhibit and a debut solo album to offer, the ever-busy lyricist and visual artist opens up on his creative process with expected verbosity and frankness.

In Conversation: Sarah Adina Smith on Motels, Beautiful Accidents, and “Room 104”

The celebrated indie auteur looks to make her mark in television on Mark and Jay Duplass’s HBO anthology series.

In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music

The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.

In Conversation: Ted Leo Is Building a Home

Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.

In Conversation: With “Mellow Waves,” Cornelius Crashes on American Shores Again

It took eleven years, but the Japanese songwriter has returned.

In Conversation: Ice Cube Is Still Steady Mobbin’

Twenty-five years after he released one of the most controversial records in hip-hop history, the LA rapper-turned–family man has regrets—but not many.

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