Category: Q&A

Q&A: Chris Frantz talks Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and new book ‘Remain in Love’

Q&A: Chris Frantz talks Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and new book ‘Remain in Love’

There’s a refreshing optimism to Chris Frantz’s new memoir “Remain in Love,” a positivity that beams through its pages as the drummer recounts, with some amazement, career highlights like touring with the Ramones, befriending the B-52’s and playing thrilling concerts with the big-band version of Talking Heads,

Q&A: Hifi Sean on life after The Soup Dragons and the quest to make the perfect 7-inch

Q&A: Hifi Sean on life after The Soup Dragons and the quest to make the perfect 7-inch

Emerging from the C86 indie-pop scene, The Soup Dragons hit the charts in the early ’90s with their dance-rock cover of the Rolling Stones’ “I’m Free” and their own “Divine Thing” — an evolution in sound that would only hint at what was to come from frontman Sean Dickson.

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate’s first new album in nearly 30 years

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate’s first new album in nearly 30 years

For patient fans, The Dream Syndicate’s slow burn of a reunion — sporadic bursts of shows here and there since first getting back together five years ago — is about to pay off in a big way, with the release this September of the legendary Paisley Underground act’s first new album in 29 years, and weeks worth of shows.

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

When it came time for Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant to put together a new band “outside of the restrictive confines of Bunnymen-world” last year, he actually ended up tapping some Bunnymen for the job: namely former bassist Les Pattinson and current drummer Nick Kilroe.

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate reunion, upcoming tour — and new music

Q&A: Steve Wynn on The Dream Syndicate reunion, upcoming tour — and new music

The Dream Syndicate opens its second run of European reunion concerts tomorrow, but bandleader Steve Wynn already is thinking bigger, raising the possibility of recording new music with his old band with a very specific goal in mind: making the “missing” album to bridge the gap between its first two records.

Q&A: Bauhaus’ David J on his ‘accidental’ concept album ‘Not Long For This World’

Q&A: Bauhaus’ David J on his ‘accidental’ concept album ‘Not Long For This World’

Speaking to Slicing Up Eyeballs from a San Francisco recording studio last week, David J discusses his new mortality-themed album ‘Not Long For This World,’ his recent theatrical work, the ‘sense of completion’ he feels following the Bauhaus and Love and Rockets reunions — and his recent performances with an L&R tribute act.