Two summers ago, I was standing at one of my favorite spots at First Avenue--in front of stage left, on the top steps by the PA speakers. I was waiting for the Hives to come on. It was a sold-out all-ages show, and the mainroom floor was swarming with post-pop kids who were amped up on the prospect of the umpteenth revival of raw rock 'n' roll. I'd heard it before, but I was... More >>>