Jay Farrar – Newsweek Interview

“As Son Volt returns with its first album in seven years, its frontman discusses his ambivalence about being known as an ‘alt-country’ pioneer and his split with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.” […]

JAMC vs. Pixies – Covers II

A truly inspired cover can sometimes trump an artist’s original vision for a song. In this ongoing series I’m interested in which version (or versions) you prefer. The song: The […]

The Jesus Lizard…be afraid

There are only two camps when it comes to the Jesus Lizard. Those who love them and those who really don’t like them. There is no middle ground. Perhaps that […]

Letting Up Despite Great Faults

i heard about these guys on one of the mp3 blogs earlier this week…can’t remember which one. very cool sound, reminiscent of the postal service/dntel thing if that’s your bag. […]

Save CBGBs

I’ve never been to CBGBs, but they helped break one of my all-time favorite bands (Talking Heads) — so they must have been doing something right the past 31 years. […]

Lazy Sunday Listening

This is a very different kind of Love & Rockets album. Dark and hungover, but hopeful. Oxymoron? Maybe. Download the album’s opening track to see what I mean. It’s been […]

Rewind ’97: Catherine Wheel

the great texan singer/songwriter holden rushing introduced me to this song and it’s album adam & eve. i have since read, that upon it’s 1997 release, it was severely overlooked […]