Category: Blog

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…

Vinnie Vincent’s Downward Spiral into the Unknown

As a 12-year-old in 1983, things were a lot different for budding music nerd. I didn’t have all the information on bands at the click of a mouse as we do today. If you wanted to know something about a…

Remembering Adam “MCA” Yauch: August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012

In the vast world of hip-hop music, one group has always stood out to me; a group whose albums seem to drop as instant classics, whose records bring that intangible authenticity, massive crossover appeal, that incredible electricity, and creative wordplay;…

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…

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard Marks a Milestone

Green River. Mother Love Bone. Temple of the Dog. BRAD, Pearl Jam. If you’re a fan of the Seattle music scene, you know one of the threads running through these notable bands is Stone Gossard. Gossard is in fact Ground…