Fifteen years ago today, the body of Kurt Cobain was discovered in Seattle. I still remember where I was; I know many other people around my age do, too. Here's one of the best videoclips of Nirvana out there.
In this week's paper, Mike Appelstein interviewed Tom of the Welsh septet Los Campesinos! This was my favorite bit: Who's "the other Kurt"? Tom: That's a really good story actually. While we were recording that song with John Goodmanson, we were talking with him. I think he was the first pers ... More >>
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>
Update: Coverage and photos of the protest: "Prop 8 Leaves Some Missourians in Marital Limbo" A protest against California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, is set for noon Saturday on the steps of the Old Courthouse. Show Me No Hate has been set up to inform people about the demonstrat ... More >>
Last Days follows the final spiral of a tormented musician
B-Sides sees triple with Alkaline Trio, crunches numbers with Son Volt and gives Billy Idol some career advice
Short Cut to Nirvana espouses enlightenment, but it's sketchy on how to get there
Doug Martsch runs the biggest little band on Earth
An often-exasperating box set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy
Who says cover bands are unoriginal?
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
How Story of the Year turned pizza jobs into a music career
No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1) (Dualtone)
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Pearl Jam outlives its grunge-life expectancy
Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore
You know you're right -- you can't lose with rare Nirvana
David Cross is funny as hell. So why isn't he laughing?
Eyes Adrift (spinART Records)
Friday, September 20; Pageant
Tuesday, June 11; Pageant
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
beautifulgarbage (Almo Sounds/Interscope)
Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives
Baz Luhrmann makes movies -- and audiences -- in his own image
100 Broken Windows (Capitol)
Frank Black is pissed about a lot of things, especially brainless rockers who just want to meet chicks and asinine questions about his old band, the Pixies
The members of Dr. Zhivegas have lives beyond the stage
Our intrepid columnist wades into the hometown product and comes up with some winners
Week of January 17, 2001
Wednesday, Dec. 6; Duck Room