Andrew Clayman is a freelance music writer based in Chicago but born and raised in Akron, OH. His uncle once split a duplex with Chrissie Hynde, and his father had many a ping pong battle with Devo drummer Alan Myers. Andrew himself saw a scrappy local band called the Black Keys play one of their first shows in front of a handful of people at now defunct club called the Lime Spider. The tradition runs deep!
Music writing has enabled Andrew to interview a wide range of amusing personalities, including: Neko Case, Henry Rollins, Richard Thompson, J. Spaceman, Mark Oliver Everett, Zooey Deschanel, and the late Vic Chesnutt.
After an 8-year hiatus, the influential “ex-singer of Miracle Legion” has overcome tragedy, revisited his roots, and redefined himself on new LP.
‘90s dream-pop favorites return this month with Ultramarine, their first LP in 14 years.
Catching up with the 4AD folk-pop outfit on the eve of their sophomore album’s release.
A chat with the Belle & Sebastian guitarist about going solo, getting older, and Glasgow pride.
The "summer fun" record gets a distinctly 21st century treatment on this Chicago husband/wife team's debut EP.
Guitarist for short-lived ’80s indie outfit reflects on his band’s small but significant contributions to the London pop underground, 25 years later.
Big Takeover catches up with Akron-based husband/wife duo to discuss their twisted take on children’s music and Dan Auerbach-produced debut.
Trashcan Sinatras lead singer Frank Reader talks about his band’s transition into middle age, the potential pitfalls of contentment, and the possibility of some TCS back catalog reissues.