Given the overwhelming volume of crapola out there on the intertubes, it's nice when writers take some time to craft their pieces rather than just posting snarky, ill-informed diary entries and calling it "journalism." In our efforts to encourage such behavior, we'll point them out when we can.
We got a couple nice ones in this week about Exene Cervenka, as she is on tour with the Dex Romweber Duo (and boy, as a long time fan of both, this tickles my music-geek sweetspots). So, sit back and enjoy!
From Creative Loafing in Atlanta: "Unless you're a dictator and you're going to play all of the instruments yourself, it's best to let people come up with some surprising things that you wouldn't normally think of." Read it all HERE.
Check out this nice long chat with our boy Justin. He talks about touring with Old Crow, Lucero and even compares Detroit to Braveheart. Bloodshot Rob will get him for that.
A nice long interview in Americana UK with the Rockets' Brian Henneman. Here he talks about life on the road, staying around for 15 years and why can't they just be called a ROCK band, dammit?
The Musicians Life is a radio series on WXPN in Philadelphia that examines the everyday lives of musicians from the artists themselves, from the creative to the mundane.
Hear Justin talk about life on the road and hear some songs. Show is archived here.
Buzzgrinder.com did a great interview with Scott you can watch about his love of metal and other musical influences. He tells it better than we ever can.
There's also some primo footage of him performing at Riley's Tavern. Looky here.
I'm Not Jim's author half Jonathan Letham talks music on eMusic. It's a great, in-depth interview on the process of recording the album and of Jonathan's longstanding obsession with music. Give a listen here.
KEXP's archived a Waco Brothers' live performance and interview. To give it a listen, click here. They do several songs and the interview is full of the tomfoolery you've grown to expect and cherish.