D. Boon

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Mike Watt on the Missingmen, Hieronymus Bosch, and being a middle-aged punk

    Throughout Mike Watt's 30 years in the music industry, it has become quite clear that the man can play a mean bass and pen some indelible, spirited songs. What also became quite clear when I chatted with Watt on the phone from his longtime home in San Pedro, California, is that he loves to talk abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Mike Watt bringing new 'opera' to Turf Club

    ‚ÄčAt 53 years old, Mike Watt is more sought after now than ever.  The punk veteran and hugely influential bassist made his name in the early '80s as a member of the Minutemen, and he seemingly hasn't stopped touring since, lending his talents to a number of post-Minutemen projects like Dos (fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    First Ave's Nate Kranz talks favorite shows, restaurants, and growing up with rock 'n' roll

    Photo by Sarah Sandusky‚ÄčThere's always been one consistent thing about First Avenue, throughout the years: the staff comes with a deep love of music. From the door person who frisks you at the door to the booking agent in the office, the staff has always been made up of people who liked the music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Morrissey: Compiled

    Nathan Amundson, a.k.a. Rivulets, writes to inform me that not only does the solo Morrissey need no compiling, contrary to my hasty preview, but he's been compiled to death--with more than 10 best-ofs listed on Allmusic alone.

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    August 15, 2007
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    September 9, 2005
  • Movies

    August 31, 2005

    Documentary Or The Truth?

    'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2004
  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    Rock Bottom

    After grieving over a friend's suicide, Toys That Kill kick some life back into punk

  • Arts

    September 5, 2001

    This is Hardcore

    It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.

  • Music

    December 1, 1999

    Love the Machine You're With

    Does Rage stir the revolution--or provide the soundtrack for the next white riot?

  • Music

    February 17, 1999

    Stop Making Sense

    Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful

  • Arts

    January 13, 1999

    For the Record

    The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.

  • Arts

    August 19, 1998

    Over the Counter

    Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene