He's been in Grammy-winning bands, has worked with some of the best producers in the world, has a documentary coming out about him, and more -- but Chris Thile still doesn't see what the big fuss is about.    http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/157872-no-concern-of-yours-an-interview-with-punch-brothers/

The Grammy-nominated Punch Brothers, featuring mandolin player Chris Thile, will take the stage at Farthing Auditorium Friday as part of Appalachian State University's Performing Arts Series.

The British art-rock duo No-Man, consisting of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson, has long toiled in semi-obscurity. But thanks to the success of Wilson's other band, Porcupine Tree, No-Man is finally beginning to receive its proper due on the eve of its new release, Love and Endings.  http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/156792-together-were-stronger-an-interview-with-no-mans-tim-bowness/

Together We're Stronger: An Interview with No-Man's Tim Bowness

It was as though some force were propelling the #StapleSingers into the public consciousness again, timed to coincide with the arrival of a pair of resurrected recordings. #gospel #soul

It was as though some force were propelling the Staple Singers into the public consciousness again, timed to coincide with the arrival of a pair of resurrected recordings.

PopMatters' exclusive #interview with #JohnnyMathis and #ThomBell celebrates the legacy of a pop music masterpiece, I'm Coming Home (1973).

PopMatters exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell celebrates the legacy of a pop music masterpiece, Im Coming Home

The interview with #comics creator #JeffLemire on his newest book #Descender, which releases in March.

The interview with creator Jeff Lemire on his newest book Descender, which releases in March.

How does #MinoCinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask #Sting, #KateBush, or #HerbieHancock. #jazz

How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.

What's He Banging on About?: An Interview with Rapper Bang On! || The young MC Bang On! may play dumb, but he's sharp as a tack. #hiphop #BangOn

The young MC Bang On! may play dumb, but hes sharp as a tack.

Swiss rapper Bligg, hip-hop's resident weirdo, reinvents the genre through subversion and humour -- and an alphorn's load of smart, catchy tunes.

Swiss rapper Bligg, hip-hops resident weirdo, reinvents the genre through subversion and humour -- and an alphorns load of smart, catchy tunes.

#INDIVID, the latest by #TheDodos, finds them coming back to the same place they started: two total nerds just being excited as a duo.

Individ, the latest by this San Francisco duo, finds them coming back to the same place they started: two total nerds just being excited as a duo.

Discovering the Essence of Fiction with 'Timbuktu' Director Abderrahmane Sissako

Academy Award for Best Foreign Film nominee director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses working with non-professional actors, difficult technical shots, and the meaning of receiving Mauitanias first-ever Oscar nomination.


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