The Reverb Interview

Angel Olsen on karaoke and the ’80s killing country music

Thanks to her intense stage presence, powerful voice and command of the Larimer Lounge crowd, Angel Olsen showed why she is a band to watch at SXSW this week. Photo by Zia Anger.

With Cola on her mind, Angel Olsen talks the (de)evolution of country, how she approaches performance and karaoke.

White Denim’s Steve Terebecki talks bogan rock and “Corsicana Lemonade”

White Denim @ the Larimer Lounge

White Denim’s Steve Terebecki talks Tame Impala, recording at Jeff Tweedy’s studio and what he knows about the town their new album is named for.

Belly Up Aspen: What brings Flaming Lips, the National and more to the little mountain venue?

The Flaming Lips @ The Belly Up

This year the Belly Up Aspen brings Flaming Lips, the National and more, but what is it about the 450-capacity mountain venue that brings such acts?

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar on singing in a language he’s “only half-fluent in”

Destroyer's Dan Bejar on singing in a language he's "only half-fluent in"

Ahead of his solo show at the Larimer Lounge, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar talks to Reverb about singing Spanish covers and loneliness.

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker talks Flaming Lips influences, his disco-funk band

Tame Impala @ Terminal 5

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker chats with Reverb about how Flaming Lips influenced the band and exploring other musical endeavors such as a disco-funk band.

Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller talks “Bitter Rivals,” hip-hop collaborations

Sleigh Bells @ the Larimer Lounge

Reverb talks to Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller ahead of the Denver show about “Bitter Rivals” and hip-hop collaborations.

Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack and a major label bidding war

Phantogram plays the Gothic Theatre on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook.

Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel talks to Reverb about the duo’s track on the upcoming “Hunger Games” soundtrack and its major label bidding war that landed them with Republic Records.

The National’s Scott Devendorf on the meditative quality of music, the band’s writing process

The National @ the Fillmore Auditorium

The National’s Scott Devendorf talks to Reverb about the meditative quality of music and the band’s surprising process of writing in odd time signatures.

Animal Collective’s Geologist on canceling shows, alienating fans and Daft Punk

Coachella 2011 Day 2

Back on tour after a number of canceled dates this year, Reverb talked to Animal Collective’s Geologist about how fans took the disappointments.

Kurt Vile on playing the banjo, what his daughter might think of his lyrics

Kurt Vile, photo courtesy of Matador Records.

Kurt Vile talks about the possibility of hearing him on the banjo in his next album and how he no longer discusses his drug habits.