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Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

Van Duren | Waiting: The Van Duren Story Original Documentary Soundtrack

He was in a band with two former members of Big Star. He was produced and managed by Andrew Loog Oldham. He made an album that had people calling...

Steve Gunn | The Unseen In Between

Unseen is about right. Not to mention unheard, unsung and unknown. Although he's been releasing solo albums for more than a decade — and even spent a brief stint...

Radar State | Strays

These days, you take your rock where you can get it. Thankfully, Radar State’s particular brand of rock isn't hard to take at all. The Kansas City emo supergroup...

Gum Takes Tooth | Arrow

We are as close to cataclysm as we've ever been. Figuratively speaking, at least. Thanks to a myriad of reasons that you already know about — or at least should...

Balthazar | Fever

All about that bass? Not quite. But it almost could be. If you agree with me that a great bassline is a thing of beauty, a joy to behold...

Back Stories | Covering Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles, 2011

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s tragic and untimely death. Several years ago, on what would have been his 75th birthday, I was lucky enough to...

Keuning | Prismism

And then there were none. Or four, depending on your perspective. Killers lead guitarist and co-founder Dave Keuning — currently on hiatus from the band — is the fourth and...

Ian Brown | Ripples

Time flies when you're revisiting your past. Thanks at least in part to The Stone Roses' unexpectedly long-lived reunion, it's been nearly a decade since frontman Ian Brown released...

Le Butcherettes | bi/MENTAL

Suffering for your art is one thing. But what Teresa Suárez Cosío supposedly endured to create her band's fourth album takes it to another level. According to reports, the...

Guided By Voices | Zeppelin Over China

It's been almost 25 years since my first Guided By Voices gig. It was at the old Crocodile Cafe in Seattle in 1994, on their Insects of Rock Tour,...

The Specials | Encore • The Beat feat. Ranking Roger | Public Confidential

It may not be the dawning of a new era. But it is a reasonably enjoyable facsimile of an old one. Reconstituted 2-Tone titans The Specials and The Beat...

Rewinding The Good Old Days | The Top Stories of January 2019

Life moves fast these days. So fast that sometimes I can barely remember what happened yesterday, let alone a few weeks ago. With that in mind, here's a look...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My 2012 Interview With John Lydon

I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of interviewing John Lydon — a.k.a. Johnny Rotten — a few times over the years. And it truly was a pleasure....

Big Star | Live on WLIR

For some weird reason, things almost always seemed to work out for me when it came to Alex Chilton. I was at the Knitting Factory in 1997 when he...

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