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Tte--Tte Bryan Ferry
October 2010

Tête-à-Tête Bryan Ferry

The spotlight this month is on Roxy rocker Bryan Ferry, who's bringing in the biggies on his new solo effort; plus, our panel picks the tunes you should know.

Tte--Tte Jesca Hoop
September 2010

Tête-à-Tête Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop couldn't get a foothold in the States, so she made music in England. With a new CD, she's back for another go.

Incoming: Lilith Fair
June 2010

Incoming: Lilith Fair

After an 11-year absence, Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair is fully reloaded for a new genre-busting century.

Tte--Tte Shelby Lynne
May 2010

Tête-à-Tête Shelby Lynne

This month, Nic Harcourt interviews Shelby Lynne and provides new music reviews from The Courtneers, The Black Hollies and more.

Tte--Tte Natalie Merchant
March 2010

Tête-à-Tête Natalie Merchant

Nic Harcourt talks with the erstwhile 10,000 Maniac about her renewed music horizons; plus must-mix music.

Tte--Tte Wes Anderson
February 2010

Tête-à-Tête Wes Anderson

A chat with Wes Anderson, plus reviews of Nneka, the Raveonettes, Maata Haari and more.

Tte--Tte Damien Rice
January 2010

Tête-à-Tête Damien Rice

He usually lets his music do the talking, but we caught up with the politically inspired rocker to see what makes him tick; plus, must-mix tracks.

Tte--Tte Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig
December 2009

Tête-à-Tête Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

Nic Harcourt catches up with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on the eve of their sophomore releases, Contra.

Tte--Tte: Ennio Morricone
November 2009

Tête-à-Tête: Ennio Morricone

Even if you don’t know him by name, you’ve definitely heard Ennio Morricone’s scores...and he's still going strong at 80. Plus, must-mix tracks.

Tte--Tte: Imogen Heap
October 2009

Tête-à-Tête: Imogen Heap

Since announcing her arrival in 1998 with her first solo release, iMegaphone, Imogen Heap’s voice is everywhere. Step into her ethereal world; plus, must-mix tracks.

Jeff Greenberg
September 2009

Jeff Greenberg

Nic Harcourt interviews the 40-year music vet about his favorite memories and revitalizing the Village Recorder studios in West L.A.

Greg Kurstin
July 2009

Greg Kurstin

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Greg Kurstin has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. Now he's producing Lily Allen. What's his secret?

M.I.A.
June 2009

M.I.A.

M.I.A. talks with Nic Harcourt about her meteoric rise to the mainstream, including her accidental success on Slumdog Millionaire, her 2005 debut album, Arular and her political activism on behalf of the Tamil people.

Jason Schwartzman
May 2009

Jason Schwartzman

Nic Harcourt talks to Jason Schwartzman about becoming a multi-hyphenate, from his beginnings in Phantom Planet to scoring the Judd Apatow flick Funny People.

Tena Clark
April 2009

Tena Clark

She has written and produced for the likes of Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin; composed memorable ad campaigns, like "Have You Had Your Break Today?" for McDonald's; and amassed a slew of film and television credits. But who programs Air Force One? Why, L.A.'s own Tena Clark.

Jimmy Smits
March 2009

Jimmy Smits

Nic Harcourt interviews Smits about his Latin music club, using music to emotionally motivate his characters and more; plus, must-mix tracks from Thomas Tantrum to Gabriella Cilmi.

Danny Boyle
February 2009

Danny Boyle

Nic Harcourt talks with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle about his musical inspirations, his hit film and Bollywood. Plus, must-mix tracks and go-to gigs.