Album Mini-review: R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner — Make it Be

File next to: Martin Newell, The Orange Peels, Fountains of Wayne With output that makes Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard look like Boston’s Tom Scholz, lo-fi hero R. Stevie Moore […]

The Jason Falkner Interview: Part Three

(continued from Part Two) Jason Falkner: The Early Years And the fun of making records is a theme to which Jason Falkner often returns. Like many artists who have their […]

The Jason Falkner Interview, Part Two

(continued from Part One) “Dad-rock” Not surprisingly, Jason Falkner concedes that “I’m just trying to entertain myself. I just want to hear a song that really gets me off, so […]

The Jason Falkner Interview, Part One

For more than twenty years, fans of a particular few strains of rock have known about Jason Falkner. Tagged early and often as something of a pop wunderkind, Falkner is […]

Bootleg Bin: Jason Falkner – “Can You Still Feel?” Demos

Note: Next week I’ll publish my extensive three-part interview with Jason Falkner. The multi-instrumentalist is a former member of the Three O’Clock, Jellyfish and the Grays, and has recorded with […]

The Story Behind Jellyfish’s Final Lineup, Part Two

Continued from Part One … Bill Kopp: How did Eric Dover come to join Jellyfish? Roger Joseph Manning: The whole thing was just weird. In a nutshell, we had put […]

The Story Behind Jellyfish’s Final Lineup, Part One

One of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed bands of the 1990s, Jellyfish made a pair of superb albums. But after 1990’s Bellybutton, the band fell apart. Co-leaders Roger Joseph Manning […]

Three is the Magic Number: The Lickerish Quartet (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One … Manning says that the never-made third record would have been a double-LP that showcased each member’s songwriting, one side each. “Like Sloan’s Commonwealth,” Manning suggests. […]

Three is the Magic Number: The Lickerish Quartet (Part 1 of 3)

A new group, The Lickerish Quartet, has released the first in a series of EPs. But the group isn’t exactly new, and its it’s not a quartet. Roger Joseph Manning, […]

Album Review: International Pop Overthrow Volume 22

Now comes the 22nd volume in a long-running series of compilations chronicling the current state of powerpop. If this set is Exhibit A, the evidence is strong that it’s in […]