After finding a place for himself in Pittsburgh, venerable saxophonist Richie Cole finds reinvention on a new record

After finding a place for himself in Pittsburgh, venerable saxophonist Richie Cole finds reinvention on a new record

“I’ve already proved myself and what I can do. Now I just say what I’ve got to say.”

Seattle’s Supersuckers make raw rock ’n’ roll with just the right amount of humor and hubris

“I heard country music every day, and I thought I hated it.”

Nashville Pussy frontman Blaine Cartwright discusses the band’s controversial name

“Even if we called ourselves something wholesome like ‘Aunt Bea’s Quartet,’ once we got to the show, we’d still sing ‘Go Motherfucker, Go.’”

Three decades in, The Reverend Horton Heat is still spreading his psychobilly gospel

“Honestly, I’d tour hell with The Rev if he asked me.”

The political always finds its way into Ted Leo’s music … even when it’s hard to write about

“I was, and remain, sort of baffled that we are where we’re at, in a way that I find actually hard to address in song.”

On Gotta Get Back, North Carolina-born Seth Walker gets in touch with his roots

“What was that fire that got me buzzin’ at the beginning?”

With the release of its first full-length record, Grown, the stars are aligning for Pittsburgh’s The Commonheart

“This is my last band. I’m just not gonna stop.”

For North Carolina’s Mount Moriah, the political is personal

“I think the answer is that we need to be vocal about our identities as Southerners.”

On his 10th release, Pittsburgh rapper Idasa Tariq seeks a clearer vision

“We haven’t found a way to understand the trick but still keep the magic.”

Dweezil Zappa wants his siblings to shut up so he can play guitar

“I never paid attention to any of it anyway, ‘cause I was just making music.”

Road doggin’ with PUP

The Dream may be over, but tour never is

With a new concerto, former R.E.M. bassist bridges the gap between rock and classical

“There are a lot of very difficult passages in this thing, and it was really fun to see those come to light.”

For GWAR, touring is an exercise in managed chaos

“We’re always coming up with new solutions to try to streamline. If a costume piece repeatedly breaks, we try to re-engineer it.”

With a new record, Joyce Manor widens its indie-rock appeal while staying true to its pop-punk roots

As a songwriter, Barry Johnson is displaying more intuition than ever before

Los Angeles-based Bleached keeps on keeping on

The songs come across as both cathartic and reflective



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