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Interview: The Pixies

Two decades ago, David Lovering — the drummer who provided the crucial dynamics to the music of alt-rock icons the Pixies — gave up...

Pop-Ed: The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and Its Impact on Music

Compile a list of the most important dates in pop-rock history, and a handful would compete for the top spot. The day Les Paul invented...

Interview: Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)

If you’re a fan of British pop-rock band Squeeze, Christmas is coming a month late this year. In January, frontman Glenn Tilbrook is slated to...

Pop-Preview: The Specials at The Stone Pony

brent johnson examines The Specials' career -- and greatest single -- as they take their reunion to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.,...

Interview: Marshall Crenshaw

brent johnson chats with music-critic darling Marshall Crenshaw ... Ask a group of music critics to draft a list of the most underrated artists of...

In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

brent johnson remembers his favorite entertainment writer …

Pop-Ed: Our Official Oscar Wrap-Up

brent johnson puts everything in perspective ... Brent Johnson is Pop-Break's resident Oscar expert, so we feel there's no better way to wrap up...

Interview: Wang Chung

brent johnson has fun tonight ... Wang Chung’s music has popped up in a lot of places over the years -- movies, commercials, a horde...

Interview: Duncan Sheik

brent johnson chats with the singer-songwriter about his new musical adaptation of American Psycho, the movie version of Spring Awakening, and the new album...

Pop-Press: Light Of Day 2013

brent johnson shines a light on one of the bigger winter music festivals on the East Coast ... Over the next five days, the city...