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Cat Power: Freebird

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, February 2003

While Chan Marshall's primal folk and haunting melodies are urgent and straightforward, on stage and in person, she is a study in contradictions. Jaan Uhelszki ...

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Stephen Malkmus: Just for Jicks

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2003

Generational icon, quirky wordsmith, and esoteric record hound, Stephen Malkmus, the former lead singer of Pavement, indie rock's most important band, has unleashed a second ...

Ryan Adams: Saved By R'n'R

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2003

Ten Things You (Don't) Want To Know About Ryan Adams: He spills the beans on his romantic foibles, his phobias and chocolate. ...

John Frusciante

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2004

YOU MAY know John Frusciante as the intermittent guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He infamously quit the foursome only moments before he was ...

MC5: Five for Fighting

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2004

EVERYONE knows the old saw about the Eskimos having over 400 words for snow and the Parisians' two-dozen fevered phrases for passion. ...

Patti Smith

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2004

BY FRONTING her own rock band – issuing lyrical missives from the depths of her fertile unconscious that rivalled anything that Bob Dylan ever scribbled ...

Bright Eyes: Conor Oberst: Dream Catcher

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

CONOR OBERST is an anomaly. While his hometown is famous for the two-inch Omaha Steaks that are FedEx-ed around the nation to lesser protein-endowed states, ...

The Ramones: Johnny Ramone: End of the Century

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

WHEN I SPOKE to Johnny Ramone less than a year ago, I had no idea that it would be one of his final interviews. Stoic, ...

Bright Eyes: Inside Conor Oberst (Literally!)

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

JOHN LENNON sang, "I may be a dreamer, but I’m not the only one," in 1970’s 'Imagine'. ...

Marianne Faithfull: Marianne Faithful: Strong Poison

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

INITIALLY MORE infamous than famous, Marianne Faithfull was known more for her extraordinary beauty and her liaison with Mick Jagger than she was for her ...

Al Green: Green's Day

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, March 2005

AL GREEN'S genius spans four decades, and during those often tumultuous years the man who is routinely referred to as the last great Southern soul ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: Bearers of the Psych Torch

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

"WHAT'S THE greatest misconception about me?" the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne ponders aloud, pushing up the sleeves of his putty-colored suit. ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: What's Next

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

THE FLAMING Lips have begun recording the follow-up to 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, provisionally titled At War With the Mystics, with Dave Fridmann ...

Lucinda Williams: Southern Comfort

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

LUCINDA WILLIAMS is a splendid mess, a charming and bruised beauty. ...

Willie Nelson's Countryman (Lost Highway)

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

HEARING WILLIE Nelson’s first reggae album, you’re bound to ask: What took him so long? There’s a rather sympathetic correlation between the Nelson’s rather lazy, ...

Yoko Ono: Profile: Yoko Ono, 70, New York City, N.Y.

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

YOKO ONO is diminutive in size, but huge in spirit. A fearless avatar, she will attempt anything whether it’s topping the Billboard charts as a ...

The White Stripes: Jack White: White Noise

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

YOU KNOW what they say: You are what you listen to. So what does that say about Jack White? Actually quite a bit: That he's ...

Cat Power: Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power), 31, New York City, N.Y.

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

Chan Marshall isn't like the rest of us. She's gifted with a pristine voice, a keen mind, a restless heart and an attuned sense of ...

Tsar: A Profile

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2005

"I ALWAYS wanted to be seditious and dangerous. But in a good rock and roll way," explains Jeff Whalen, principal of L.A.’s glammy Tsar. ...

Aqualung

Profile by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2005

AFTER LEARNING that a London ad agency was searching for music for an upcoming Volkswagen commercial, Aqualung’s Matt Hales locked himself in his flat, hammered ...

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