The Reverb Interview

Divine Fits’ Dan Boeckner on finding the joy in playing music

Divine Fits’ Dan Boeckner on finding the joy in playing music

Musical supergroups are often bloated, silly affairs calling to mind endless guitar solos, subpar songwriting and enough sparkling scarves to strangle an army of Traveling Wilburys.

Not so with Divine Fits, the new project from indie rock royalty Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade), Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks). The band’s August debut on Merge Records, “A Thing Called Divine Fits,” is a taut exercise in groove-driven, keyboard-cushioned songwriting that would fit nicely alongside its members’ best-known projects.



Interpol frontman Paul Banks lightens up (a little) on new solo album (interview)

Interpol frontman Paul Banks lightens up (a little) on new solo album (interview)

Has Interpol frontman Paul Banks lightened up at all over the years? A little — and that’s a good thing. We catch up with him about his new solo album.



The Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan: legacies, freakouts and new beginnings

Smashing Pumpkins @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

Still paying attention to Smashing Pumpkins these days? A surprising amount of people are, thanks to (or despite) Billy Corgan’s fickle reputation. Check out our Q&A with him in advance of the band’s Oct. 17 show at the 1stBank Center.



Heartless Bastards find a lot to love on – and off – the road (interview)

Austin, Texas, quartet Heartless Bastards are, from left, Jesse Ebagh, Dave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom and Mark Nathan. (Provided by Big Hassle)

Heartless Bastards leader Erika Wennerstrom tells Reverb about soundtracking her first film, opening up on stage and the challenges of stayed focused while writing songs.



Why So Serious, Dennis Miller?

Dennis Miller is perfectly cozy in his tent at the moment, thank you very much.

Dennis Miller may have broken hard for the right-wing in recent years, but he still knows what he is: a monkey with a microphone.



Gregory Alan Isakov to close out Chautauqua Auditorium summer concert series on Friday

Brandi Carlile Red Rocks 2012

Gregory Alan Isakov to close out Chautauqua Auditorium summer concert series on Friday



Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert talks “Neck of the Woods” before Red Rocks show

Silversun Pickups @ the Fillmore Auditorium

Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert talks “Neck of the Woods” before Red Rocks show on Sunday night



Twin Shadow casts a dark, carnal persona on “Confess” (interview)

Chilly synths and melodic vocals with an undertone of carnality propel Twin Shadow's critically-acclaimed music.

George Lewis, Jr., a.k.a. ’80s-indebted synth-pop purveyor Twin Shadow, isn’t shy about his music or his life. We talk to him in advance of his Sept. 7 concert at the Bluebird Theater.



Gotye says “Somebody I That I Used To Know” almost didn’t happen

Gotye, Kimbra @ the Ogden Theater 4/6/2012

Gotye says “Somebody I That I Used To Know” almost didn’t happen. Interview with Gotye in advance of his performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.



“Weird Al” Yankovic’s lasting appeal and the power of parody (interview)

Weird Al Yaknovic -- now available for bar mitzvahs!

“Weird Al” Yankovic, the Grammy-winning, curly-haired parodist, has sold more comedy recordings than any other person in history. Seriously!