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Indie Roundup (Family Feud Edition) | Oct. 22, 2018

They say families that play together stay together. I don't know about that. But I do know these two families sent me their latest videos and albums. So I'm...

Back Stories | My Expanded 2011 Interview with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

On Oct. 22 1990, Pearl Jam reportedly played their first show at Seattle's Off Ramp. The 28th anniversary of that gig seems as good a day as any to...

DIY Discovery | Destroy Boys

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Coney Hatch’s Andy Curran | The Tinnitist Interview

With Coney Hatch, there's a second time for everything. Some 35 years after opening for Iron Maiden on their World Piece Tour, the Can-rock vets are right back where they...

Back Stories (Legalization Edition) | My 2011 Chat With Ziggy Marley

I can think of no better day than today to revisit my 2011 interview with Ziggy Marley. Here it is, slightly edited (but not blunted): •     •     • Ziggy Marley is...

DIY Discovery | Cloud Seeder

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With Chrissie Hynde

We've all said we have no intention of doing something or other — and then turned around and done it. Even Chrissie Hynde. Back when I interviewed The Pretenders’...

DIY Discovery | Mythical Motors

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Now & Then | Danny Michel’s White & Gold + Four Old Faves

I’ve been reviewing Danny Michel albums almost as long as he's been making them. And if he's made a bad one, I haven't heard it. So along with reviewing...

DIY Discovery | Adrian Whitehead

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to another instalment of...

DIY Discovery | Steven Graves

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome back to DIY Discovery,...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 9, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Mudhoney, Royal Trux, Los Super Seven and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Mike Plume | The Tinnitist Interview

It took an intervention to get Mike Plume back on tour. No, not THAT kind of intervention. The singer-songwriter didn't need rehab. He needed to be reminded the road is...

DIY Discovery | The Crooked

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome back to DIY Discovery,...

DIY Discovery | The 1984 Draft

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to DIY Discovery, where...

On Repeat | Best Music