The case for Pearl Jam as the great American rock band
THE HYPOTHESIS This is not a definitive declaration.
Combat the early darkness and freezing temps with songs recommended by local musicians
For an entire month, holiday music is all-consuming. But after the gifts have been unwrapped and glowing fixtures taken down, which songs are there to help stave off the winter blues?
After three decades of ups and downs, the Meat Puppets aren't just the guys who played with Nirvana
The song wasn't his.
Josh Berwanger had to get out of music to find out it was his calling
When our conversation is suddenly cut short, Josh Berwanger calls back from his tour van — stuck somewhere in Austin, Texas, traffic — and says it's because his cellphone antenna hit the ceiling of the van.
Trent Reznor had the anger thing down pat; now he's trying different emotions on for size
He was the guy who said "I want to f--- you like an animal."
Spokane cultivates the music scene that Marshall McLean calls home
He believes in this little corner of the universe.
Music streaming services are criticized for puny pay models, but local artists just want their music heard
It's never been easier to listen to music.
The Black Dahlia Murder delivers brutal death metal with a smile on their faces
Death metal has never been funny.
The Center closes, the Bartlett to open: The all-ages music scene soldiers on
Not many were astonished by its closing.
Nothing is off limits for Chastity Belt
Julia Shapiro admits: she was just trying to get a reaction.
Meet the band that brought punk rock to Spokane
On the stoop of a historic white stucco South Hill home, the sound of a piano echoes past the front door.
Okkervil River's new album focuses on a time before smartphones, comes on cassette
Other than being the second state in the nation to hold a presidential primary/caucus every four years, what happens in New Hampshire is somewhat shrouded in mystery — especially to those who live in the opposite corner of the country.
The Lion Oh My releases a new disc they wrote over the summer
The members of The Lion Oh My potentially killed dozens of brain cells last winter.
Living Colour made waves 25 years ago, and still plays with that same passion today
Doug Wimbish talks a lot about talking.
How Red Hare has grown, changed and, in some ways, stayed exactly the same
By the time skateboarding, punk rock, guitars and drums took over their lives, the members of the hardcore band Swiz were almost too late. It was 1987 in Washington, D.C., and a whole wave of hardcore punk bands had come and gone: Rites of Spring had split, Minor Threat broke up in 1983, and some devout hardcore scenesters were already trying their hand at the next genre: "post-hardcore."
Gwar is back and would like to play the Super Bowl
Bruno Mars better watch out. Thanks to a fan-started petition that so far has received more than 40,000 signatures, the pop star, recently named the halftime entertainment for the 2015 Super Bowl, has some serious competition in the form of Gwar.