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November 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Jad Fair

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


October 2009

“Bela Lugosi’s Dead”: 30 Years of Goth, Gloom, and Post-Post-Punk

August marked the 30th anniversary of the release of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, the first single by goth pioneers Bauhaus.  I knew in the


One Hit Wonder: Yes Homo

While some rappers are terrified someone might think they're gay, many one hit wonders don't buy into that "no homo" crap.


Ultravox - “Vienna”

"The feeling is gone / Only you and I / It means nothing to me / This means nothing to me / Oh, Vienna"


Speechless in San Diego with Apes of Wrath

Why I can't tell you why this band rules.


Sonic’s Rendezvous Band - “City Slang”

Question: What happens when you put members of the Stooges and the MC5—two of the rawest, most powerful bands of their day—in a


Learn to Speak Music, by John Crossingham

I’ve long been an admirer of John Crossingham, who is best known for being part of the Broken Social Scene collective, but has put


The Gun Club - “Run Through the Jungle”

Some people think artists shouldn’t cover a song unless they put an entirely unique spin on it.  The late Jeffrey Lee Pierce of


Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Thao Nguyen

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


One Hit Wonder: Jamie Walters

He wanted to hold on, but too many fans remembered the time he pushed Donna down the stairs.


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