Brian Baker

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Addressing the debate over whether he engineered Phish's break, soon to enter its third year, guitarist Trey Anastasio says, "I was talking to Brad, our road manager, the other day . . . he wonders if it seems like this hiatus was my idea, because...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs found the inspiration for their colorful name in the first line of "Search and Destroy," one of Iggy Pop's most incendiary Stooges songs ("I'm a street-walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm . . ."). The Cheetahs di...

  • 14 years ago | News

    Lately it seems that any discussion of country music must necessarily concern itself with image, marketing, unit sales, and play-list rotation, while ignoring the two most important aspects of the conversation: the country part and the music part....

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Years ago, singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston said that he thought Chuck Cleaver was one of the best songwriters in America, adding that he had almost dismissed Ass Ponys because of their stupid name. "It's like they're daring me to hate them," Joh...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Evolution is unpredictable when it comes to music. Melbourne, Australia's the Living End is a case in point. The band was formed in the early '90s when guitarist Chris Cheney and bassist Scott Owen met in high school and bonded through their mutua...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    As two-thirds of the critically hailed, commercially failed Galaxie 500 in the late '80s, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Wang knew the frustration of having a unique and respected band and helplessly watching it dissipate. Reassembling briefly in 1991 ...