Ian MacKaye

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    In Defense of Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways Documentary

    As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, yet more angry voices have emerged. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    In defense of the Juggalos

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Henry Rollins at Fitzgerald Theater, 9/27/12

    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 >>

  • News

    August 31, 2011

    Bon Iver isn't afraid to be beautiful

    Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP

  • Music

    January 20, 2010

    Modern Radio celebrates 10 years as Twin Cities mainstay

    Tom Loftus and Peter Mielech still manning local label and website

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Doomtree Discography and Notes: 2001-2009

    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 >>

  • Unknown

    April 4, 2007

    What Does an Atheist Give Up for Lent?

    Jesus loves me—now why won't Mason Jennings?

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Ten local albums that kept the home fires blazing— then burned down the house

  • Movies

    October 18, 2006

    Talk Hardcore to Me

    Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Ten Thousand Bullets

    D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Sweet Sixteen

    Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'

  • Movies

    August 31, 2005

    Documentary Or The Truth?

    'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style

  • Music

    March 23, 2005
  • Music

    October 20, 2004

    Dig This Big Crux

    Wives' punk rock noise explodes like a bomb in reverse

  • Movies

    July 17, 2002

    For Sayles

    The 'Sunshine State' politician remains worthy of running on the independent ticket

  • Music

    November 21, 2001
  • Music

    October 24, 2001

    Everything Old-Time Is New Again

    With Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch finds new inspiration in country tunes from way back when

  • 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.

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    "Hey, we're in Duluth"

    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.

  • Music

    March 8, 2000

    Bummer Crop

    Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?

  • Music

    October 13, 1999

    Valley B-Boys

    L.A.'s Styles of Beyond make the suburbs safe for hip hop

  • Music

    March 3, 1999

    Fight the Power

    A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio

  • Music

    June 24, 1998

    Gang of Four

    Rock the basement and pour beer on your ass with pop-punk heroes Dillinger Four

  • Music

    June 17, 1998
  • Arts

    May 6, 1998

    Inner City Blues

    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.

  • Music

    April 15, 1998

    The Harder They Come

    Rotten to the core: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker (center, with glasses) goes bed-hopping for the working class