It's hard to imagine that once upon a time, Kurt Cobain wasn't the voice of a generation, or grunge's foremost martyr. A long time ago, he was simply the guy who fronted a great band called Nirvana, and brought thick, fuzzy metal/punk distortion to great pop songs. He had already established himself ... More >>
This year, Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overl ... More >>
By Whitney Friedlander The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
Despite what it does for your record sales, it sucks when a rockstar dies before his time. Hard times came about in 1996 after the passing of Sublime's vocalist and guitarist Bradley Nowell.Even good ol' Lou Dog was bummin'. Frankly, I can't blame him. If I had been more than six years old at the ... More >>
Xiu Xiu and anthems of self-loathing
A decade ago, I used to be big-time into collecting bootleg concert videos of my favorite bands. I’d habitually visit stores like East Side Records in Tempe or Shirts ‘n’ Things in Mesa to scope out the ... More >>
With the Lights Out
Come as you are to Krist Novoselic's book signing
Curt Kirkwood finds harmony in new project
Five artists came with the promise of a new day -- and defused faster than a wet firecracker
The public craves rare Nirvana. Fear not: 'You Know You're Right' is only the beginning.
Ex-Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood, now with Eyes Adrift, rambles on for the sake of rambling
Indie supergroup Eyes Adrift offers a dream fusion of Meat Puppets, Nirvana and Sublime
A one-stop guide to the latest round of pop-star foolishness and bad behavior
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse
It may be a dark, dank dive. But rockers, skaters and skinheads call it home. Now, the last real bar in downtown Tempe is on the eve of destruction.