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Nirvana ‘NeverMind’: It’s Fun to Lose and to Pretend

I remember being at First Avenue in Minneapolis one late spring evening in 1991 (one of many, I’m sure) and the conversation turning, between bands, to rumors swirling around about Nirvana. It had been awhile between Nirvana records, and everyone…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Lila Blue

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: New York City Members and Instruments: I sing and play the ukulele, guitar,…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Andy Adams

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: I am originally from Tahlequah, OK, but I have been an Oklahoma City…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Joel Madison Blount

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Birmingham, AL Members and Instruments: Joel Madison Blount – vocals, electric guitar Josh…

George Lynch’s Brotherhood On New Lynch Mob Album

In March of 1989, the hard rock band Dokken finally imploded when tensions boiled over beyond repair. After years of bickering, bitching, in fighting and going for each other’s throats, sometimes literally, the caustic relationship of egotistical front man Don…

Baby In Vain: Danish Trio Matures on ‘More Nothing’

In the summer of 2016, Copenhagen-based trio Baby in Vain released their five-song debut EP ‘For the Kids’ on Partisan Records. The band garnered the praises of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and the Kills’ Allison Mosshart, who took the young…

The Darts: The Cat’s Meow

Just under two years ago Phoenix musicians Nicole Laurenne (the Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero) and Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon) started jamming together with Laurenne on vocals and organ, and Balderrama on guitar. The duo quickly realized they had something…

Living Colour: Controlled Chaos In The Shade

It’s been 29 years since Living Colour burst on to the music scene with their breakout hit single “Cult of Personality” from their 1988 debut album ‘Vivid.’ For better or worse, the band has become known for that “one hit…

Hamell On Trial: Square Peg, Round Hole

After a six-year layoff, Hamell on Trial (aka Edward Hamell) made an explosive return with his 2014 album ‘The Happiest Man in the World.’ The album, which was Hamell’s debut on his new label New West Records, found the punk…

Lilly Hiatt: Fearless and Authentic on ‘Trinity Lane’

Sometimes you just need to turn off the world and be alone to reevaluate your life and find out who you really are. That’s exactly what Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt did and it birthed one of the most truth telling…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Madeline Kenney

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Redmond, Washington Members and Instruments: Madeline on guitar, vocals, bunches of stuff on…