Josh Indar is a recovering journalist who currently writes novels and short stories. He lives in a little college town in Northern California, where he tutors homeless & foster youth and plays in a band called Severance Package. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Antioch University, Los Angeles. email: [email protected]
Jamming the Pistols | 21 Oct 2012 // 5:18 PM
While the Sex Pistols were specifically designed to cause havoc, the Jam started as a community hall dance band, doing watered-down Beatles covers and Motown standards for disinterested pub-goers and overboozed wedding guests.
A Case of Nerves: An Interview with Peter Case | 28 May 2012 // 5:00 PM
A founding member of the Nerves, the Plimsouls and the Breakaways talks about the timelessness of good rock and roll, and how looking back and going back are not the same thing.
Stream of (Music) Consciousness | 14 Sep 2014 // 8:30 PM
The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?
Nobody Should Feel Embarrassed to Read YA Fiction | 7 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM
Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction.
Powers Gets the Save: 'Eastbound & Down: Season 3' | 21 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
Incapable of self-reflection, Kenny Powers relies on unholy ambition and a truck full of redneck ‘tude to cheat his way back to stardom, before he inevitably falls on his face and has to climb his way back up the ladder again.
Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings | 6 Sep 2012 // 5:06 PM
If you haven’t heard a lot of Roxy Music but you love glam, prog or new wave, this collection is a great introduction to a band that took on all those genres simultaneously and influenced an entire generation of musicians.
Use Your Allusion | 8 Jan 2013 // 4:00 AM
The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion is a welcome addition to a dwindling reference book collection.
"I'm Just Ashamed to Sing About Love": An Interview with Shonen Knife | 9 Oct 2012 // 4:30 AM
Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamano dishes the goods on J-rock, the Ramones, and candy.