An oral history of the Meat Puppets on Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York.
When Nirvana agreed to film an episode of MTV’s Unplugged
in November 1993, the network execs were giddy over the possibilities.
Who would the biggest band in the world bring as a guest? Eddie V
Quasi playing a record-release show for its album, Featuring “Birds”, at Jackpot Records on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, in 1998.
“This was the start of the busiest period for Quasi
[TOMORROW PEOPLE] Thirteen years ago, the first and, until this year, only album from indie-rap supergroup Deltron 3030—producer
Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, turntablist Kid Koala and rapper
U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.
Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the
immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s
The casual virtuosity of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner.
As a child, Stephen Bruner had two favorite toys: a
plastic ThunderCats sword and a bass guitar. That’s how intertwined the
27-year-old musician, who records spaced-out R&B under the name
Dear 12-year-old Matt,
Hey, man. What’re you up to? Let me guess: gearing up for some Monday Night Raw
by listening to those tapes you bought with your birthday money. What’s
Music StoriesFrom his early, electronic-infused New Wave hits to his
current position as music director of TED—and encompassing his
development of audio software used for ringtones—Thomas Dolby has always
represented the vanguard of music and technology.More
How to grow a punk band: play basements, record with Steve Albini, impress Garbage.
If there were a “right way” to make it as a punk band,
Screaming Females would be a prime example. Being from New Brunswick,
N.J.—a bona fide Mesopotamia of the East Coast DIY scene—cert
Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the
block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland
house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle
Dear 13-Year-Old Marty,
How’s it going? I’m Martin—which will
become your name at 17—and I’m here to talk to you about Green Day, the
band you’re going to see on Sept. 10, 1994, three