All posts by Helen Wilson

Please Kill Me! Interview with Legs McNeil

Contributing writer Helen Wilson tracks down the O.P. (original punk), Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk magazine and author of Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk Rock. Legs and Helen discuss the OP’s tormenting of Lester Bangs, the misplaced accusation of racism in the original punk scene, and the similarities between punk and porn.

Something a Little Different: Belle and Sebastian

Our gal on the spot checks back in with a review of Scottish lovelies Belle & Sebastian… Belle and Sebastian Captivates the Crowd at the Congress Theatre, Chicago The last time I saw Belle and Sebastian perform was at their U.S. debut at the College Music Journal (CMJ) Festival in New York in September 1997. … Continue reading Something a Little Different: Belle and Sebastian

Rockin’ and Wheelin’

Long-time friend of GLONO and frequent discussion contributor, Helen Wilson, dusts off the four-wheelers for a good cause… Rockin’ and Wheelin’ The WLUW Indie Rock Prom Brings Back Childhood Memories By Helen W. Wilson As a past DJ and board member of a struggling college radio station that lost its antenna in a hurricane, I … Continue reading Rockin’ and Wheelin’

Rites of Spring

Long-time poster and GLONO friend, Helen Wilson, conjures up a little spring fever at Chicago’s beloved Old Town of Folk Music. Rites of Spring The power of music and the change of season breathes new life into the dead of winter. By Helen W. Wilson I never thought I’d be rockin’ out to Sheryl Crow … Continue reading Rites of Spring