Listen: Full Cap'n Jazz interview audio with Tim Kinsella and Victor Villareal

October 11, 2010

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Last Saturday Cap'n Jazz played its final hometown reunion show. The Chicago band was like The Velvet Underground for emo: their influence far outstripped their success as an active band. They broke up on their first major tour, just after their first record was released. By the late 1990s emo had gone from a punk sub-genre to the mainstream of rock music and Cap'n Jazz was being counted as a major influence. The 1998 release of their career retrospective "Analphabetapolothology" cemented their place in well-rounded record collections everywhere. In January of this year, they reunited for a surprise set at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. Since then they've done shows across the country- their only remaining show is November 6 in Austin, Texas. Last week Eight Forty-Eight aired this piece based on an interview between singer Tim Kinsella, guitarist Victor Villareal and music critic Althea Legaspi. You can listen to that here: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/capnjazz848.mp3|titles=Cap'n Jazz on 848] We already presented one small part of that interview that didn't make it into the feature piece, but the interview seemed significant enough that we wanted to share the full conversation with you. So here's all 25 minutes of Althea Legaspi's interview with Cap'n Jazz: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/capnjazz.mp3|titles=Cap'n Jazz] (Be sure to listen to the very end to learn the correct pronunciation of Cap'n Jazz.)

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