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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 ...

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 ...

Oasis: Noel Gallagher of Oasis

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2007

OASIS MAJORDOMO Noel Gallagher is turning back the clock. Not just because he’s staring at the specter of turning 40, but because he and his ...

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 ...

KT Tunstall: Super Scope

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2006

KT TUNSTALL knew she was meant for big things. "I just always thought that I was the golden child," the Scottish chanteuse explains, with a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ornette Coleman, 76, Manhattan

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

ORNETTE COLEMAN is one of the true immortals. A metaphysician, philosopher and futurist as much as a revolutionary musician, he set melody free from it's ...

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 ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Fight Club

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2005

WITH THE swagger of the young Yardbirds and the unstudied panache and casual arrogance of the early Stones, Nick Jago, Robert Been and Peter Hayes ...

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'. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lucinda Williams: Southern Comfort

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

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

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 ...

Phish: Trey Anastacio, 40, Manhattan

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2005

A YEAR after dismantling Phish, one of the jam scene's most beloved institutions, Trey Anastasio continues to receive hate mail from bereft fans. ...

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 ...

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