If there's such a thing as a music nerd equivalent to total nuclear apocalypse, then Saul Austerlitz's recent New York Times Magazine piece on the detriments of "poptimism" was a DEFCON 2 alert. (That's the one just below "hope you've seen Mad Max a few times.")To condense a confused, under-sou ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
When Mark Kozelek came onto the scene in the late '80s, he was doing something that not many artists were doing: keeping things simple, and allowing for copious amounts of contrast. Kozelek has drummed to his own beat with little regard to the way that many others in the industry operate; he is a ... More >>
Big Trouble's favorites could teach all of us a few things about behaving musically.
Slogan aside, 89.3 limits its list of songs
Duluthian barbarians attack Twin Cities with whammy bars, Thin Lizzy riffs, and foot-stomping bluegrass