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Music Features Archive

October 31, 2005
Pop Star: Matt Pond

"People think we’re assholes because we use a cello sometimes, and I think that’s funny."

October 10, 2005
A World-Class Drama Queen

Fiona Apple can’t seem to do anything without causing a fuss. But the songs are worth it.

September 19, 2005
Band Picker

CMJ Festival preview

August 15, 2005
Suspicious Package

Lincoln Center’s latest attempt to rebrand the classics threatens to gum up the Mostly Mozart Festival.

August 15, 2005
Influences: Brian Wilson

The lost Beach Boy's favorite things—Phil Spector, Arthur Koestler, and Celine Dion's legs.

August 15, 2005
Miss Independent

Liz Phair doesn’t need your stinking “indie cred.” She’s not nostalgic for her bad-girl years. And she’s back with her best album yet.

July 25, 2005
Stumbling Into Grace

Emmylou Harris is building her legacy. And when she returns to town this week, she’ll revisit her past as a New Yorker—when she sang for her supper and waitressed on Wall Street.

July 18, 2005
Heart Strings

For blues-tinged chanteuse Lucinda Williams, even a two-week love affair can yield a new song. Or five.

July 4, 2005

Remember Michelle Shocked? (You know: the punk-bluegrass artist with the big mouth.) She’s back—sane, sober, and rueful after years in the wilderness.

May 23, 2005
Influences: Moby

If Flannery O’Connor had been 20 when I was 20, I probably would have proposed to her.

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