Travis Morrison could have this job if he wanted it. If he felt like giving up his day (and night) job fronting The Dismemberment Plan, he could step into a gig talking and writing about music with no trouble, with little discernible change in his routine. It's something he would do, something he does, anyway. Few musicians pay as much attention to what's going on with music right now, what happened before, what's coming next than Morrison; other than, say, Elvis Costello or Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, most musicians have only working knowledge of the past, present and future of their own careers. Even though The Dismemberment Plan is nominally a rock band--akin to calling OutKast a hip-hop group: sort of true, but then again, not really--his sights are much broader than that. The... More >>>
Unsentimental men? Not really. The Dismemberment Plan is, from left, Joe Easley, Travis Morrison, Jason Caddell and Eric Axelson.