Butch Vig

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Cheap Girls: Craig Finn runs marathons

    Formed by Brothers Ian and Ben Graham with roommate Adam Aymor during a lull in 2007, Cheap Girls have slowly burned their way up from DIY tours of the home state of Michigan to high profile opening slots for Against Me! and Gaslight Anthem. With Ian Graham's sincere, hear-tugging melodies and Aymor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Against Me! at First Avenue, 4/2/14

    Against Me! First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Conventionally structured punk anthems sometimes feel manipulative. There's a kind of shout-along chorus that tickles the underside of your brain, triggering some long ago muscle memory and launching your fist upward with a defiant pump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Screaming Females: We can't pick a favorite Nirvana album

    Already owning their reputation as an incredibly prolific group, Screaming Females had something of a banner year in 2013. The pride of New Brunswick, New Jersey, have consistently applied the relentless work ethic they learned on the DIY circuit and the results appear to be finally paying off. Foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Nirvana's In Utero vs. Nevermind: Which is better?

    It's been 20 years since Nirvana released it final studio album, In Utero. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, the release is getting the deluxe treatment with a 70-song reissue, including a remastering of the original album tracks, B-sides, demos, remixes of "Heart-Shaped Box," ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2011

    Beatles expert Jim Berkenstadt is a rock 'n' roll detective

    The band hired him to piece together their story

  • Music

    November 21, 2007

    Reinventing Themselves

    It might be awhile before Against Me! play another basement

  • Unknown

    June 13, 2007

    It's a Wonderful Life. Kinda.

    Laurie Lindeen, ex-Zuzu's Petals frontwoman, remembers days of touring with a punk band and turning Paul Westerberg's head in her memoir, Petal Pusher

  • Arts

    August 5, 1998

    Into the Mix

    Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.

  • Arts

    November 1, 1995

    Taking Out the Garbage

    Wisconsin uber-producer Butch Vig and band swap the studio for the road.