Pop-punk progenitors the Pixies cast a long shadow over modern rock’s past — and future.
With their new album, the indie-rock impresarios of Pinback have crafted their most exquisite offering, a release equally packed with dark, foreboding lyrics and meticulous sonic structures.
Black Francis summarily reformed the band 12 years after they’d called it quits, and set about touring the world like nothing ever happened.
“I don’t think the country is heading the direction that it is because of them,” the Nashville resident argues, “it’s because of us.”
Art and politics blur at your local concert venue, where artists from Ani DiFranco to Pearl Jam are making voter turnout their mission.
Slam poet Saul Williams’ reality is a lyrical one. But don’t tell him he’s keepin’ it real.
“Boon and I were very conversational; we would literally talk about everything all day long.”
“I think poetry is more popular now than it has been in the last 100 years, at least.”
When people say that it must have been hard to make this movie, I just go, “Uh, no.” Being an offshore oil worker, that was hard. But this?
“We just feel each other. And it’s good to see that spark in the younger generation. “
the zeitgeist it initiated, and the hype it set loose on the world