Thursday 21st January 2016,
Boxx Magazine

Boxx’s Conversations of the Year 2014

Selena Fragassi December 29, 2014

We had a lot of fun getting to know folks like vets Kim Shattuck and Kristin Hersh and newbies Queen Kwong and Liv Warfield this year.


The Road to ‘Lililand’ with Lili Haydn

The pint-sized violin prodigy opens up about the very emotional journey that led her to create “Lililand.”

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Teri Gender Bender Brings Le Butcherettes Back with a Vengeance

Teri Gender Bender is back with another Le Butcherettes record, and she shares the very personal stories behind it.

Sarah Jaffee

Sarah Jaffe Has ‘Disconnect’ed from Folk, and It’s a Good Thing

Sarah Jaffe makes a departure from her folksy roots to explore a new electro-sound in her latest release, “Don’t Disconnect.”


Taming the Stay Cat: Imelda May

We chat with the Irish chanteuse about singing in blues clubs when she was 16 to becoming our next big hope for a rockabilly star.


Shootin’ The Shattuck with The Muffs

After stomping face to protect her own, The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck says “Whoop Dee Doo” and lets it all hang out.

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Introducing Katie Kate: Rapping for a New Nation

Katie Kate could have just made a white female pop record, but she’s on a different mission with “Nation.”


Jessica Lea Mayfield Makes Heads Sing

Growing up in her family’s bluegrass band, Mayfield is a little bit country, but more rock ‘n’ roll than ever on her new album.


Nostalghia: The Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Artist Ciscandra Nostalghia didn’t grow up around music, but she’s created an album that could already be her best hits.

CiboMatto_Press_3 Photo by Julio Cann

Cibo Matto Stays A While at Hotel Valentine

It’s been a long time coming but the avant pop duo is back and chats with us about movies, New York of yore and of course, food.

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Everything is “Unexpected” with R&B’s New Star Liv Warfield

It started with a chance meeting with Prince. But on her new album, “The Unexpected,” Liv Warfield is the royal one.

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh is Throwing Muses, Again

The Throwing Muses frontwoman talks touring, performing with Tanya Donnelly again and the evils of self-expression.

Queen Kwong

Watch Out, It’s Queen Kwong

Somebody, find a crown. Carré Callaway is quickly becoming rock’s new royalty.

sharon jones

After Cancer Sharon Jones Gives Pe0ple What They Want: Her Music

With the challenging 2013 behind her, the singer returns with a new album and attitude.

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About The Author

Selena is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Boxx. She is also an active contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times, Blurt Magazine and Under the Radar. Previously, she was the pop/rock critic for Chicago Magazine, and prior to that was the music editor of women-focused Venus Zine. This year, she was anthologized in "That Devil Music: Best Rock Writing 2014."