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In Conversation
Stranger Than Fiction: Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin on His New Memoir “Punk Paradox”

With his new book out now, the punk frontman and academic discusses connecting the dots between those disparate facets of his life.

November 14, 2022
In Conversation
Sounds of Saving: Xenia Rubinos and Thao Talk Mental Health for Musicians

After contributing to SOS’s “Songs That Found Me at the Right Time” cover series, both artists discuss the unique challenges musicians face and how they work through them.

July 12, 2022
In Conversation
Laura Jane Grace Interviews Her Latest Musical Obsession, Mattiel

The Against Me! vocalist chats with Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley about their recent album Georgia Gothic—and the likelihood that Jeff Goldblum has heard the single they named after him.

May 06, 2022
In Conversation
Astral Weeks: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Emile Mosseri on Their Musical Journey

After connecting when their time living in LA briefly overlapped, the composers teamed up on a pair of collaborative LPs inspired by their time in the city.

April 13, 2022
In Conversation
Swami John Reis on His First Proper Solo Album “Ride the Wild Night”

After co-founding Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, and other influential groups over the past few decades, Reis discusses the acoustic world of his first solo venture.

April 12, 2022
In Conversation
Stefan Babcock on PUP’s Beautiful and Shambolic New Album “THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND”

With the Toronto-based punks’ fourth LP out now, Babcock talks imposter syndrome, the band’s remarkable inability to avoid self-sabotage, and more.

April 05, 2022
In Conversation
Frank Turner Talks Confronting Privilege and Trauma on “FTHC”

The English songwriter talks building character and finding his place in the punk paradigm on the heels of his ninth full-length.

March 24, 2022
In Conversation
Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on the Long Road to Releasing “Things Are Great”

Bridwell (and his dog) takes us through the “personal difficulties” that bogged down the album’s release schedule and discusses the band’s punk-rock ethos.

March 22, 2022
In Conversation
Leon Bridges and Khruangbin on Re-Teaming for the New “Texas Moon” EP

The musicians describe their collaborative follow-up to Texas Sun, and how the Lone Star State has influenced their output.

March 03, 2022
In Conversation
Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor on 25 Years of Vagrant Records

In our “In Conversation” video chat, Pryor, the host of the new “Vagrant Records: 25 Years on the Streets” podcast, and Carrabba discuss their upcoming episode together and their history with the label.

January 25, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Frightened Rabbit’s Grant Hutchison and Designer Dave Thomas on Scott Hutchison’s Posthumous Book “The Work”

The band’s drummer and album designer discuss the new collection of illustrations and lyrics by the late frontman.

January 12, 2022
Art & Culture
Dan Ozzi’s “Sellout” Is a Compelling Time Capsule of Pre–Social Media Punk Stardom

Without sarcasm or snark, the new book details this curious moment in rock in a way that’s as appealing to completists as it is to casual fans.

November 08, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Don’t Hold Anything Back on “Illusory Walls”

David F. Bello and Chris Teti on taking their time on (and losing sleep over) the band’s fourth LP.

October 15, 2021
In Conversation: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan Gets Experimental on His New Solo Album

The prolific songwriter shares how “The Sound of Yourself” was the result of a no-pressure recording process during lockdown.

September 27, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Thrice on Pushing Boundaries with “Horizons/East”

Dustin Kensrue discusses stepping outside of his comfort zone on the post-hardcore group’s 11th studio album.

September 23, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Quicksand on How Crust Punk Influenced Their Latest Post-Hardcore Masterpiece

Along with our Q&A with Walter Schriefels, the NY-based collective is debuting a new video for “Brushed” filmed live at Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill Studios.

September 16, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath on the Potential of the Nowhere Generation

The longstanding punk group’s vocalist discusses their ninth LP and the relevance of its politics in our latest video interview.

September 01, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Fuckin Whatever on Realizing They Were a Band

The members of Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, and Grouplove discuss their recent EP together in our latest video interview.

August 30, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Descendents’ Milo Aukerman Waxes Nostalgic on “9th & Walnut”

Aukerman tells us how the West Coast punks’ eighth studio album—which was nearly 20 years in the making—finally came together.

August 19, 2021
In Conversation
The Killers’ Dave Keuning Talks Doing Everything on His Second Solo Album

In our latest “In Conversation” video we caught up with the guitarist to learn how he’s become more comfortable as a solo artist, and to gain some intel on his other band’s upcoming album.

August 06, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Laura Jane Grace on Her Upcoming Show at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

We spoke with Grace about her mindset going into this unusual gig, the future of Against Me!, and Cameo’s unrealized potential for human connection.

July 26, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: AFI’s Davey Havok On Their Punk Legacy and Creating New Album, “Bodies”

The band’s eleventh album—and first since 2017—is out now via Rise Records.

June 11, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Celebrating 40 Years of Violent Femmes with Gordon Gano

The band also debuts a brand new visual for “Blister in the Sun” ahead of the reissue of their “Add It Up (1981-1993)” collection.

June 04, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Manchester Orchestra on Pushing Forward with “The Million Masks of God”

In our video interview, Andy Hull and Robert McDowell discuss honing their sound, making lame ideas cool, and their status as an outlier band.

May 18, 2021
Art & CultureIn Conversation
In Conversation: Jim Adkins Discusses Jimmy Eat World’s New Graphic Novel 

Co-written by Adkins and Alex Paknadel, “555” arrives this Friday.

May 17, 2021
Art & CultureFilm + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo on Their Podcast “Buffering the Vampire Slayer”

The duo discuss the genesis of the “Buffy”-themed podcast and their musical-inspired episode, “Once More with Once More, with Feeling.”

March 31, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Tigers Jaw and Will Yip on Their New Album “I Won’t Care How You Remember Me”

The Scranton indie rockers discuss recording their third consecutive album with Yip as producer.

March 03, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Slaughter Beach, Dog on Surprise-Releasing “At the Moonbase” and This Weekend’s Virtual Shows

Jake Ewald will be playing an intimate solo live stream February 13 followed by a full-band performance on Valentine’s Day.

February 12, 2021
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In Conversation: Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper and Designer Julian Gross on Their “Healer” Artwork

In addition to being the frontwoman for Grouplove, Hannah Hooper is a gifted visual artist who’s established herself via her…

January 05, 2021
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In Conversation: TikTok sensations XIX and CMTEN Discuss Their New Collaboration “I Love Glitchcore”

The artists talk discovering each other’s music, their breakout success, and their hard to pin down sound.

December 16, 2020
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In Conversation: Butch Vig Discusses His Career From Nirvana to 5 Billion in Diamonds

The Garbage drummer’s psych-rock collective also shares an exclusive video for “Weight of the World,” the latest single from “Divine Accidents.”

November 11, 2020