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an interview with ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ director John Lee (of ‘Wonder Showzen’)

The man behind Wonder Showzen / Xavier / The Heart She Holler creator talks adapting his particular style to Pee-Wee's world, getting to work with composer Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, and lots more.

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Robyn Hitchcock talks America, comedy, Dylan, Bowie and his upcoming tour with Eugene Mirman (BV interview)

"Jokes don't often bear repeating, but try taking all humour out of a song or a performance and it just dries up. It's the jokes that always make me cry at funerals."

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stream Cobalt’s “Cold Breaker” & read an interview with Charlie Fell

"Cold Breaker" is the most angry and energetic song on the album. It plays Fell's fight with substance abuse somewhere between a sexual power fantasy and hallucination of street crime. When the song reaches its fever pitch, Fell screams, "shuddering on the surface reminds me of you / and how we'll burn / on that thin borderline we will burn baby burn." It's a...

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Interview: Lee Buford (The Body)

On metal now: "'This sounds like Black Sabbath, but like a shittier version of Black Sabbath.' My fucking dad could listen to this. It's not what I want when I want to listen to extreme music, or underground music."

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Ian Astbury of The Cult on Tibet, cultural diversity, and the influence of “Cookie Puss” (BV interview)

“We didn't come into this as songwriters, we came into this as fans of music.”

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‘Black Sheep Boy’ Grows Up But Not Old: A Conversation With Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

"When I was making Black Sheep Boy, I felt like it was good, and I was confident that it was gonna be the best record that I'd made. That said, I didn't expect for it to be successful, necessarily"

Realizing that 2005 was ten years ago is a kind of strange, almost surreal moment...

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Spanish band Hinds talk debut LP, the Madrid scene, opening for The Libertines, and more (in a BV interview)

Madrid garage rock band Hinds' singers/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote initially started out as a duo in 2011. They eventually started recording, posting tracks like "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum" under the name Deers which attracted international attention...

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John Lydon of Public Image Ltd & Sex Pistols talks survival, punk rock, celebrity DJs, beards & more (a BV interview)

"I view anger not as an outrageously violent act but actually as a tool of discovery."

At nearly 60, John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten is no less acerbic than he was as the 21-year-old from North London shout-singing his caustic anti-sermons as the vocalist for the Sex Pistols...

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EL VY’s Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Menomena) on Melodrama, Birthday Cake, and Legos

"We had a bit of a sense of direction as far as where wanted it to head but no hard and fast rules." - Brent Knopf on EL VY's debut "Return to the Moon"

Both well known for their respective other projects, The National and Menomena, Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf seemed to be deliberately reserved about their collaborative project EL VY, and its debut release, Return to the Moon, at the end of last month...

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Jo Firestone putting on an all-day comedy festival in a Williamsburg car wash & she talked to us about it

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When tasked to define the central characteristic of alternative comedy at the moment, the obvious answer seems to be its playfulness...

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