Category Archives: City Weekly

Dialed In | How reviving the years-gone Dial-a-Song revitalized They Might Be Giants

“When they invented the 718 area code, I was afraid that Dial-a-Song would be kind of ruined, because we would be exposed as kind of non-New York City residents. There was such an expansion-team feeling about the 718 area code.”

City Weekly | April 30, 2015

St. Paul & the Broken Bones | Gritty soul septet St. Paul & the Broken Bones stay rooted in sweet home Alabama

“It’s part of who we are. I’m born and raised in Chelsea, Ala. Most of us are. Most of us haven’t lived anywhere else. It definitely influences us in a very large way. It’s just a little different out here.”

City Weekly | February 5, 2015

Mark Kozelek is a human being | Veteran singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek is worth misunderstanding

“If I’m misunderstood, it means that people think I’m worth misunderstanding. And that’s OK with me.”

City Weekly | January 21, 2015

Homeboy Sandman | NYC rapper keeps it real by staying true to himself

“I’m definitely not a brand at all. Tide is a brand. I’m a person. I change and I grow.”

City Weekly | January 15, 2014

Sturgill Simpson | The Nashville outsider isn’t trying to save country music, but he might anyway

The profiles all begin the same way: Sturgill Simpson is here to save country music.

City Weekly | November 27, 2014

Death From Above 1979 | Canadian punk duo finds life after death

It’s one thing to have people tell you, ‘Oh yeah, you guys were so good, I was a big fan, and blah blah blah.’ That’s nice stuff, but you hear it a lot. And you just wonder, ‘Can I still do that?'”

City Weekly | November 19, 2014

RJD2 | Hip-hop producer and musician expands his creative scope by ditching sampling

“If you’re buying a record for the sake of sample fodder, it basically has a single use, and then it’s shot, you know what I mean?”

City Weekly | November 5, 2014