A new take on Jesse James tops this week's pop culture picks
It might be awhile before Against Me! play another basement
A rock critic mourns his wife and celebrates the music of the scene they shared
Sound Unseen is a nostalgist's toyland
Gus Van Sant shuffles past his subject's greatest hits
'Last Days' wanders the woods of grunge
Starflyer 59, Ester Drang, Sufjan Stevens, and the new Alt-CCM
Sulking toward Nirvana
Modern rock singles aren't going steady anymore
Nirvana's box set takes the best band of the '90s and reveals the very worst
Life and strife at the beloved Pachyderm Recording Studio
Five crappy best-ofs, one preachy live disc, and a partridge in a pear tree
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
Never mind the backlash: Love the Strokes. They're cuter, richer, and more drunk than you.
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Guns N' Roses: Dying hard with a vengeance?
The Dames blast ears from Duluth to the Twin Cities
With Minneapolis's Dave King on Drums, an Irreverent Trio Turns ABBA and Aphex Twin Into All That Jazz
The Good Life and Azure Ray give love a wistful refrain
Hollywood takes 'Harry Potter' to the Gringotts
How much worse can Modern Rock radio get? You have no idea...
Old Web sites never die--they don't even fade away
Trail of Dead revive pure punk energy with Madonna
The Chemical Brothers give creative electronica a beat-down
Pavement may spit on their audience, but their aim is true
The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.
Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.
The Roof Is On Fire: The Bang on a Can All-Stars take new music out of the rarefied realm of half-empty concert halls.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
Confessions of an On-Line Fan Club Junkie
AC/DC: The unleashed id of Hootie and the Blowfish
Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.