Concert Review: Interpol (Sep 3 2022, Asheville NC)

It’s been 20 years since Interpol released their celebrated debut Turn On The Bright Lights, an album that came at a time when the indie music scene in New York […]

Concert Review: Spoon (Sep 3 2022, Asheville NC)

Known for putting on a spirited and memorable show, Spoon’s September 3rd performance at Rabbit Rabbit was alive, dynamic, and tight. The band is touring on their latest record Lucifer […]

In Memoriam

The inevitable nature of focusing upon the rock era means that I find myself interviewing artists who eventually leave us. Here’s a list – and of course it will grow […]

Concert Review: J Mascis, Asheville NC, Septermber 28 2014

A Guest Feature by Annelise Kopp J Mascis is the loudest acoustic show I’ve ever seen. During his September 28, 2014 show at Asheville NC’s Grey Eagle, J was seated […]

Cody ChesnuTT: Everybody’s Brother

by Special Guest Blogger Annelise Kopp Though hailed in some quarters, Cody ChestnuTT‘s debut album, Headphone Masterpiece, received mixed reviews, some unforgiving. While critics seemed to agree that the R&B/neo-soul […]

Feature Preview: Cody ChesnuTT

Last week I enjoyed the rare pleasure of seeing Cody ChesnuTT in concert, at Asheville’s Grey Eagle. A few weeks ago, when the opportunity to interview him in advance of […]

All the Interviews (A-Z)

If, like some of my readers, you’re primarily interested in reading my interviews, features and conversations, then you may find the list below useful. It’s a complete (updated when I […]

Margaret Cho: More Honesty in Her Comedy Than Anywhere Else

by Annelise Kopp, Guest Blogger “Always in the midst of comedy,” Margaret Cho believes that the art hinges on writing and delivery, saying “there’s not really one without the other.” […]

Guest Blog: An Interview with Tom Gabel of Against Me!

In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that this is a feature written by my daughter Annelise Kopp, based on her 2007 interview with Tom Gabel. The feature […]

Album Review: Tomahawk — Anonymous

Guest Review by Annelise Kopp I’d call this more of a science experiment than an art project. Tomahawk’s release, Anonymous, aimed at adding an edge to cultural Native American hymns, […]