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Be specific: Producer Chris Coady on making Smith Westerns (and other bands) sound exquisite

If you're an indie rock band making an album, please hire this man. (Courtesy Wikipedia commons) Chicago trio Smith Westerns perform at the Rock & Roll Hotel Friday night, surfing a wave of excitement around its totally excellent new album...

By Chris Richards  | March 3, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags:  Beach House, Blonde Redhead, Chris Coady, Cold Cave, Grizzly Bear, Smith Westerns, TV on the Radio  
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Be specific: Earth Wind & Fire talk about Janelle Monae, their upcoming album, and what the song “Serpentine Fire” really is about.

Earth Wind & Fire are celebrating 40 years together. Click Track sat down with Phillip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson, the members of the iconic R&B/Funk group Earth Wind & Fire, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a...

By Erin Williams  | February 24, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags:  Earth Wind & Fire  
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Be specific: Katy Goodman talks Bruise Cruise

Katy Goodman hopes to bring some punk rock to an unknowing 12-year-old while sailing the seas. (Marya Zoya) Yesterday I chatted with Katy Goodman for an upcoming Weekend section story (look for it on March 4) about her debut album...

By David Malitz  | February 23, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags:  La Sera, Vivian Girls  
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Be specific: Post-punk all-star Kid Congo Powers talks about writing his garage rock memoirs

Kid Congo Power (far right) has gone from sideman to frontman with the Pink Monkey Birds. Sideman extraordinaire Kid Congo Powers has been a member of three legendary bands: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (he played guitar from '86-'90),...

By Allison Stewart  | February 18, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags:  Kid Congo Powers  
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Be specific: Wild Nothing on staying secluded

Wild Nothing is one of the best of the many current bands drawing on sounds from '80s. Wild Nothing plays wistful, ‘80s throwback indie rock and records for ultra-hip label Captured Tracks. Based on that quick resume one could reasonably...

By David Malitz  | February 9, 2011; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be specific: Singer-songwriter Lissie talks about her unusual route to success

Lissie's popular covers helped her gain a wider audience. Lissie was just another faceless female singer-songwriter until her fondness for unlikely, well-chosen covers turned her into a blogosphere sensation. On YouTube, view counts for Lissie's covers of Lady Gaga's "Bad...

By Allison Stewart  | January 27, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be specific: What's Afrika Bambaataa listening to? , Chris Richards , January 13, 2011
Be specific: Magic Kids on between tour activities, David Malitz , November 11, 2010
Very rare interview with digital age rap star Lil B, Chris Richards , October 22, 2010
Be specific: Rusko on working with M.I.A., David Malitz , October 21, 2010
Be specific: Dungen talks new album, hip-hop, DJ moves, The Reliable Source , September 8, 2010
Be specific: Big Boi helps you plan your week, Chris Richards , September 8, 2010
Be specific: Sharon Van Etten on being specific, David Malitz , September 8, 2010
Be specific: Harlem talks KISS T-shirts, David Malitz , July 14, 2010
Be specific: Gordo Brega on Latin Hip-Hop, Sarah Godfrey , March 9, 2010
Be specific: Trey Songz on inventions, Sarah Godfrey , February 25, 2010
Be specific: Ludacris on the wide world of remixes, Chris Richards , February 23, 2010
Be specific: Miguel Zenón on perfecting a mix, Sarah Godfrey , February 19, 2010
Be specific... Ricky Skaggs on "bluegrass hair", Chris Richards , January 8, 2010
Be specific: YACHT talks "Psychic City", David Malitz , December 29, 2009
 
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