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Maria McKee: O’ Maria

MTV came to my high school burg at a pretty crucial time. The Cure and Kate Bush were sharp tastes accenting a bland, if steady, diet of videos by Duran Duran, U2, Madonna, and other denizens of the network. What…

Innocent Words 15 Favorite Drummers of All Time

In honor of Innocent Words Magazine’s 15th Anniversary, I will be blogging a new favorites list once a month for the rest of the year. This month I present to you, our faithful blog readers, my 15 Years of Innocent…

Tanya Donelly ‘Lovesongs for Underdogs’ 20 Years Later

After co-founding the inspirational indie band Throwing Muses with her stepsister Kristin Hersh, then spending a brief period in the Breeders, and forming the beloved band Belly, singer/songwriter and guitarist Tanya Donelly said fuck it and officially went solo on…

The Unique Language of Kristin Hersh

She doesn’t mean to do it; hell, she probably isn’t aware she’s even doing it, but singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh is one of the funniest musicians I’ve ever come across in my many years as a music writer. Hersh, who, along…

The Celestial Visions of Kristin Hersh

A blog by Christine Hughes I see a lot of imagery in song. I almost feel as though Kristin Hersh’s songs are celestial in nature that they’ve come from some otherworldly place. I sense imagery and color in them that…

Innocent Words Blues Series: Celebrating Buddy Guy

Photos by Brian Paris “Buddy’s birthday…”78, and still feelin’ great.” That is the tag line for the celebration that will be held at Buddy Guy’s Legends on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Balbo Drive in Chicago, the club he…

Innocent Words 15 Favorite Bassists Of All Time

In honor of Innocent Words Magazine’s 15th Anniversary, I will be blogging a new favorites list once a month for the rest of the year. This month I present to you, our faithful blog readers, my 15 Years of Innocent…