Katie Bain

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The Guide to Getting Into Joni Mitchell, the Blueprint for Human Experience

Mitchell, in all her incarnations, remains a chief cartographer of American music and the female experience. Regardless of who you are, her map is made for you.
Katie Bain
11.7.18
Festivals 2017

Bon Iver’s Dad Helped Me Discover the Secret Jazz History of His Hometown

How a weekend at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival ended in the back of his dad's pickup and a trip to the dive bar down the road.
Katie Bain
6.23.17
Interviews

David Bowie and The Clash Were Fans of Derek Boshier’s Art, and You Should Be Too

The British pop art great walks us through his new exhibit to reflect on collaborating with Bowie, tutoring Joe Strummer, and painting iPhones.
Katie Bain
5.25.17
Interviews

The Legend of Pamela Des Barres, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Groupie

'I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie' was her groundbreaking bestseller and Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous' is based on her. We talk to Pamela about her new book, 'Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin' Memoir.'
Katie Bain
4.27.17
Interviews

No Funk in the Trump: A Conference Call with George Clinton and Soul Clap

We dialed in with the P-Funk legend and Boston house duo to talk their recent collaborations, drugs, and making funk in the Trump era.
Katie Bain
2.15.17
Festivals 2017

:::Extremely Seinfeld Voice::: What's the Deal with Composers at Music Festivals?

From Hans Zimmer at Coachella to John Carpenter at Primavera Sound, mainstream music festivals are turning composers into rock stars. We spoke with Carpenter and others about the strange new booking trend, and why it's more than just a novelty grab.
Katie Bain
1.30.17
PROFILES

I Am a Hawk Now: Devendra Banhart’s Back Where He Belongs

Having returned home to LA after his years-long sojourn in NYC, we find Banhart a little less hippie with a little less hair, but still pretty damn mystical.
Katie Bain
9.26.16
Interviews

The Echo Society Is Pushing Classical Music into the Future

The LA ensemble's unique aural-visual performances are as likely to be inspired by Aphex Twin as they are by Mahler, featuring the likes of Chelsea Wolfe and The Haxan Cloak.
Katie Bain
8.31.16
festivals 2016

If You Missed Grace Jones at FYF Fest, You Screwed Up

This isn’t a comeback, because Grace Jones never left.
Katie Bain
8.30.16
festivals 2016

The Wisconsinites of Wisconsin's Eaux Claires Festival Weigh in on Wisconsin

We asked attendees at the Bon Iver-curated festival about their personal preferences regarding the state's most famous politicians, beers, quarterbacks and serial killers.
Katie Bain
8.15.16
we saw this

We Saw Bon Iver Debut the New Record '22, A Million' with a Bunch of Wet Wisconsinites

Justin Vernon and company played the new record at his music festival Eaux Claires in the north woods. Mother Nature was even in attendance.
Katie Bain
8.13.16
Interviews

Lipstick, Bros, and the Grateful Dead: A Conversation with Nick Monaco

Recorded at a studio owned by Bob Weir, Monaco's new LP 'Half Naked' finds the club kid leaning into complex, guitar-tinged pop—with achingly beautiful and unabashedly sexy results.
Katie Bain
7.15.16