Born Patrick Flegel, musician Cindy Lee walks around Seattle chain smoking cigarettes while his brother’s band, Preoccupations, plays a set for KEXP. He is surrounded by huge concrete slabs and dons an orange ski cap. We spoke via Zoom and for a while, we couldn’t see or hear him. When we do, he sort of looks like someone without a cellphone. Someone who walked into the last Radioshack and stole a few things. He is not in drag. Not yet. He looks like a man.
We caught up with legendary producer Adrian Sherwood on the heels of his latest effort behind the boards: Horace Andy’s new album, Midnight Scorchers.
“I’m just very, very proud of it. We didn’t rush it. We spent two years making it. We started it before lockdown. And we kept improving it, so I was sending Horace back and forth to Jamaica. Let’s do this better. Let’s do this again.”
On the heels of his latest and seventh long-player, This Is A Photograph, we caught up with Kevin Morby to discuss Memphis, Butterflies, and his appreciation for someone who died 25 years ago. Hallelujah! Hallelujah.
The hymn of images is difficult to convey. Daughn Gibson has returned. His first new music in six years. We caught up with him to talk about his new EP, Kriminelle Energie. What was difficult now seems easy. He sings for us. Stay tuned.
For better or worse, there is something within us that won’t give up. For better, that is what Matt O’Keefe does with his music. We recently caught up with O’Keefe in his front yard to discuss three songs that will be released off his debut solo record, Warm Infinity.
Per his new book, Nina Simone’s Gum, Warren Ellis reflects “I wanted it to be about the good in people. The light, rather than the darkness, especially after the year we’ve all just had.” And it is.
We recently caught up with Ellis, via Zoom, to discuss the new book and much, much more.
When we learn something bad has happened to someone who has dedicated their life to performing, there is an extra weight that accompanies the sadness that strikes our hearts. Singer-songwriter Greta Morgan was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia last fall, a disorder that affects the voice, and ever since, she has not been able to sing the way she used to — sometimes not at all.
In Iraq, Nico Walker received seven medals and commendations for valor. In Ohio, he robbed ten banks and shot heroin. In prison, he wrote a book, Cherry, and in Hollywood, it was turned into a major motion picture. None of this really matters though in the end times.