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Get in the Ring: Mike Watt Talks 'Ring Spiel '95'

In 1995, Mike Watt released his first solo album and embarked on a tour with some talented, famous and supportive friends. He looks back on that time now with fondness but says that, at first, he wasn't sure what the future would bring.

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Feel the Wattage!: The 10 Best Mike Watt Songs

To celebrate four decades of Mike Watts' musical journeyman jaunts, and his indelible and inchoate style and storytelling, PopMatters sheds light on ten zenith tracks by the underground rock hero.

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fIREHOSE: lowFlOWs: The Columbia Anthology ('91-'93)

lowFLOWs is a great rock 'n' roll story, the story of musicians pushing on in the face of heartbreak and finding new sounds, new music, and new creative heights.

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Spielgusher: Spielgusher

Spielgusher is an amazing achievement, as impressive musically as it is sonically and artistically.

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Hyphenated Bosch: A Mike Watt Interview

“I know it’s weird. All these little creatures… It’s almost like a mirror in my head broke into 30 pieces." Minutemen and Stooges bassist Mike Watt talks with PopMatters about life as a middle aged punker and his new rock opera, Hyphenated Man

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Robin Cook’s SXSW Video Adventures: Part Two

Cook videoblogs from this year's SXSW festival, interviewing Mike Watt and Swamp Dogg in the process.

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The Stooges: The Weirdness

Legendary proto-punk band led by Iggy Pop reunites after 30 years and makes a record with the help of Steve Albini and Mike Watt.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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