There's something to be said for non-conformity. We tend to think of non-conformist types as pioneers: free-thinkers, uninhibited by the expectations and opinions of others and unafraid to stand out in a crowd. We admire their courage and originality, and secretly wish we could be so brave. We've he ... More >>
Henry Rollins Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Thursday, September 27, 2012Henry Rollins' spoken word appearance at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday night was funny, sad, tense, energetic and probably at least mildly offensive to some. (His repeated use of the word "faggot," used while illustrating hi ... More >>
Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP
Tom Loftus and Peter Mielech still manning local label and website
2001[not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, Bottle Rocket single, 100 black discs limited edition [no label][not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, I Will Burn mini CD [no label][not really Doomtree] Cenospecies, In Definition (Peak Records), 2001: "Hip Hop"Note: Here's probably the firs ... More >>
Jesus loves me—now why won't Mason Jennings?
Ten local albums that kept the home fires blazing— then burned down the house
Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
Wives' punk rock noise explodes like a bomb in reverse
The 'Sunshine State' politician remains worthy of running on the independent ticket
With Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch finds new inspiration in country tunes from way back when
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.
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.
Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?
L.A.'s Styles of Beyond make the suburbs safe for hip hop
A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio
Rock the basement and pour beer on your ass with pop-punk heroes Dillinger Four
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.
Rotten to the core: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker (center, with glasses) goes bed-hopping for the working class