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Elijah Wald Explains How the Uncool Music of Yesteryear Shapes Today's Tunesnew

No one makes music in a vacuum, completely detached from the pop mainstream and his or her potential audience. Wald argues that nobody should be trying to, since how many people music appeals to in its own time is at least as important as how many rock writers it appeals to in 30 years.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  06-15-2009  |  Nonfiction

Oddly, the Supporting Cast of 'The Rocker' Steals the Movienew

As the guy for whom time has stopped, Rainn Wilson is too often like the lead in a bad sitcom: not just foreshadowing some comedic business but practically outlining how the gag is going to play out.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  08-21-2008  |  Reviews

The Von Bondies' Leader on Detroit, Jack White and True Lovenew

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Stollsteimer was extremely forthcoming as he discussed his feelings about Detroit and some of the trials and tribulations experienced by the Von Bondies.
Metro Times  |  Bill Holdship  |  06-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Detroit Rock 'n' Roller Danny Kroha is Back with The Readiesnew

Kroha is already well-known on the Detroit scene; you'll recall his work with Gories and, more recently, the Demolition Doll Rods. Following the dissolution of the latter group and a brief spell trying to go solo, the guitarist's back with a new band, which is now beginning to kick up some real racket about town.
Metro Times  |  Brett Callwood  |  06-10-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hair Metal Hits the Roadnew

When fans see a band that once defined youthful abandon begin to go gray, it underscores their own mortality. But if you gotta go out, it might as well be with a smile, and Mötley Crüe's first tour in five years should provide plenty of dopey grins.
Phoenix New Times  |  Jason Bracelin  |  03-22-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Eighteen Thoughts Concerning the Hivesnew

Though the Hives open themselves up to style-over-substance gripes, there is real feeling amidst their artifice and formalism.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Dylan Hicks  |  08-27-2004  |  Music

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