In the first of a three-part series covering Lollapalooza 2006, we check out Cursive, eels, Stars, Ryan Adams, Lady Sovereign, Iron & Wine, The Raconteurs, and Sleater-Kinney.
For the third year in a row, Stacey K. Anderson heads out into the desert to cover Coachella for Glorious Noise. It’s getting more commercial, but you might still find enlightenment if you know where to look.
“Jumpers” by Sleater-Kinney from The Woods (Subpop).
“Entertain” by Sleater-Kinney from The Woods courtesy of Subpop. Update: video too!
Sleater-Kinney Majestic Theater, Detroit, February 19, 2003 As Sleater-Kinney has matured from riot-punk youth rebellion to being the shock troops for intelligent Pacific Northwest punk rock music, the larger media cognoscenti (i.e., geeks like Rolling Stone) have recognized not only their talent, but also the fact that they’re women. Including the band in its “Women … Continue reading You’re No Rock and Roll Fun
A friend of mine, knowing my interest in both music and academia, forwarded an announcement of a Midwestern conference titled “Chicks Rock: Women in the Face of Rock and Roll.” My first thought was: oh boy, how obsolete can you get? Is there anything left to say about women’s strong and exciting contributions to rock? … Continue reading Chicks Rock: No Shit, Sherlock
The Chinese lunar calendar declares 2003 will be the year of the goat. While this definitely portends danger for many musicians who are currently heroes or heroines in hearts of millions (Kelly Rowland should be very worried), let’s take a moment to look back on what the same calendar called the year of the black … Continue reading Johnny’s Musical Memories, 2002
I did a bad thing on Wednesday night. I was in a bar, some random joint in a part of Chicago that I’m not too familiar with. I was there at the behest of a few recent acquaintances; we had gone out to drink and bullshit. What we didn’t know was this bar was going … Continue reading I’m No Rock and Roll Fun