Michael Azerrad

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Eight Songs for Hanukkah (Not Including That Adam Sandler Song Because We're Still Mad Jack and Jill Exists)

    ​As you've no doubt noticed, we've dived headfirst into the holiday spirit around here. We've got song to string your Christmas lights to, our favorite WTF Christmas albums, and even a weekly series, "Christmas Music That Doesn't Suck" (look for installment number two tomorrow). But we're w ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    About a Song

    Cobain doc sets a mix tape mood

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Stepping Darkly Out Front

    For years, Calvin Johnson has loomed enormously over the Northwestern rock scene. Now, he's powerfully going solo with What Was Me.

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Tangential Rage

    Ex-Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood, now with Eyes Adrift, rambles on for the sake of rambling

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The B-52's

    Nude on the Moon(Rhino)

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Band Aid

    Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Puppet Rulers

    Reissue of the Meat Puppets' '80s catalogue reclaims the band's crucial role in the Amerindie revolution

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Austin Stories

    Confused agenda of SXSW can't obscure the many musical highlights