Eric Waggoner

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    To be a Breeders fan during the band's first go-round -- as who among the '90s indie-rock set wasn't? -- was to live in a perpetual state of frustration. Following a knockout debut, 1990's Pod, the Breeders took four years to deliver the slightly ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    I have this great idea for a reality television show. Here's what we do: We round up every single exec, producer, consultant, show doctor, set designer, snotty host, vampiric talent scout, PR monkey and anyone else who had a hand in creating Pop S...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    As the conversation winds down, drummer Bill Stevenson begins to sound concerned. "I hope I don't . . . well, just try not to make me sound too curmudgeonly, okay? It seems like a lot of the topics we got on kind of led me in that direction. But I...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    When Hunter Brown was a kid back in Georgia, he used to listen to records in his room and try to play along on the guitar. It's a necessary rite of passage for all players -- male or female, genre irrelevant -- but where other kids his age might h...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    History, goes the brutal wisdom, is written by the winners. The dead cannot speak; those who come through the other side intact are, by default if not by choice, the ones left to establish and preserve the official record. Culturally, that gnomic ...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    If 2001 was a maddening, schizophrenic year for America, that goes double for the music that bubbled to the surface in the last 12 months. For most of the year, bland frivolity and mindless chest-thumping ruled the airwaves. Then, as the World Tra...