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If You Don’t Underestimate Me, I Won’t Underestimate You: Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding At 50

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January 15, 2018

Fifty years ago this past December, Bob Dylan emerged from his exile with a startling new album–the simple, direct, no-frills John Wesley Harding. Ron Hart approached a handful of musicians to share their thoughts on this seminal–and sometimes under-appreciated– comeback album.

Designate Your Love As Fate: INXS’s Kick at 30

For its 30th Anniversary, writer Ron Hart pontificates on Kick, Australian rock band INXS’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album.

I Want To Stop Wanting It So Much: A Conversation With Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips

In 1997, Toad The Wet Sprocket released its best album to date, Coil. Less than a year later, the band broke up due to internal strife and frustrations as a result of the album’s poor promotion. Twenty years on, frontman Glen Phillips sits down to reminisce about the album and his thoughts on the band.

I’m A Defeatist But I Don’t Have To Be: A Conversation With Eisley’s Sherri DuPree-Bemis

Tyler, Texas-based Eisley was once a record label’s dream: a band of teenage siblings, three sisters, a brother, and a best friend, making dark, moody, dreamy alternative rock music, irrespective of any genre and existing comfortably in the ether of the lesser corners of the internet, building an audience without the necessity of things such… Read More ›

I Never Meant To Start A War: A Conversation With Curtis McMurtry

We sit down with Curtis McMurtry, to discuss his excellent album The Hornet’s Nest and the issue of authenticity in American music.

Take Me Down To Anorak City: A Conversation with Author Marc Spitz

We’ve been in shock over the sudden death of writer and friend Marc Spitz, who passed away suddenly at the age of 47. This is the conversation that introduced us, and it’s one of my favorite interviews.

Awkward Conversations With Anonymous Friends #2: Unfacebooking, Pt. 1

We sit down with a well-known musician, and we talk about leaving Facebook. In this first part, we let them tell the tale about how they left the social media beast.

In The Coyote Palace: A Conversation With Kristin Hersh

We have a conversation with Kristin Hersh about her latest book/album, Wyatt At The Coyote Palace, the inspiration behind it, and the artist who most inspires her.

Like Starlight Into Day: A Conversation With Hammock’s Marc Byrd

In reviewing the deluxe anniversary edition of Hammock’s sophomore album, Raising Your Voice…Trying To Stop An Echo, I was reminded of an interview I did with leader Marc Byrd, wherein we discussed said album. Here is said interview, reprinted in its entirety.

There’ll Be No Sad Tomorrow: A Conversation With The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck

We sit down with the delightful Kim Shattuck to discuss the making of The Muffs’ seminal sophomore album, Blonder & Blonder.