Month: January 2010
Licensed To Ill
Boo, socialism! Boo, death panels! The most polarizing political issue of 2009, health care reform has angered and confused pretty much everyone. But perhaps no one is feeling the hurt more than struggling musicians.
Spin Magazine, January/February 2010
Metal in the Garden of Good and Evil
It’s hot, it’s dangerous, it’s isolated, but it’s home. With bands like Baroness, Kylesa and Blacktusk turning up the volume, Savannah, Georgia has gotten a whole lot heavier. So grab your earplugs because the South is rising again.
Spin Magazine, December 2009
Cover Story: The Flaming Lips
From their lo-fi, high-energy traveling circus to their cockroach-like longevity to the hand-lettering of these very words, Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips are in complete control of everything they touch.
Fun Fact: That’s me opening the door behind the video screen. Look very closely and you can almost see my fingers struggling to close it.
The Whipping Boys Are Back
Seeking Redemption, Creed returns with an album and tour
The New York Times, October 18, 2009
White Like Me
Asher Roth‘s struggle to overcome hip-hop’s enduring color line
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 30, 2009
The Last Temptation of Steve-O
All the Jackass star ever wanted was to be famous for doing insane stunts. But after a suicidal flame-out landed him in a psych ward, what’s a kinder, gentler self-mutilating exhibitionist to do?
Into The Light
Five years ago, Justin Hawkins was fronting the U.K.’s biggest band–until he succumbed to the very cliches the Darkness were lampooning. Now, as he tries to kick-start Hot Leg, he’s hauling his own gear, sleeping on floors and trying not to make the same mistakes twice.
Sasha Grey: The New Pornographer
The 21-year-old porn star–who digs Sartre, records dour experimental music and stars in Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh’s new film–makes it cool to masturbate again.
Blender Magazine, May 2009
In 1992, sex-biz entrepreneur Dennis Sobin went to prison. Nearly two decades later, he’s brandishing a guitar and preaching the power of music and art to rehabilitate the nation’s incarcerated masses. But should we listen to him?