All The Rage
Eminem learns to sharpen his battle rhymes, but not to choose his battles
City Pages, July 5, 2000
In which our writer attempts to 1) say something new about one of the most heavily discussed albums of the year, 2) make the point that pundits need to give teenagers the benefit of the doubt, and 3) sneak a few ghetto phrases past a gauntlet of editors. Two out of three ain't bad, I guess.
The Real Black Flag
City Pages, March 11, 1998
Chumbawamba's Dunstan Bruce on the band's fifteen minutes as the world's most famous anarchists.
Bread and Circuses, Whips and Chains
A&E, April 24, 1997
The next week, KQRS morning DJ Tom Barnard was reading my Odds & Ends column on the air: Our theory was that this column, in which I call him an "asshole", was what made him take notice.
the industry says it's the voice of reason; forlorn listeners call it treason. What exactly killed REV 105?
A&E, April 3, 1997
The REV 105 buyout coincided with the end of the winter quarter, so I had to give up my entire spring break to write this article. If you enjoy this article, please let me know, so that I may know that my social life did not die in vain.
Brian Warner? Superstar?
A&E, April 3, 1997
In my own fantasy world, I imagine Marilyn Manson reading this piece and retreating to his room to cry like a little baby.
Kim Randall never planned on becoming an indie record impresario, but coincidence left her No Alternative
City Pages, February 17, 1999
Electro Glide in Blue by Apollo Four Forty
City Pages, October 22, 1997
The Great Milenko by Insane Clown Posse
A&E, August 20, 1997
Blocked, Rocked, and Beat
electronica won't take over pop but pop just might take over electronica
A&E, August 13, 1997
Tibet for Free
A&E, June 25, 1997
Boone to be Wild?
A&E, February 27, 1997
Let it Be?
A&E, January 23, 1997
Low Fi, High Wire
Low's 'Curtain' a daring twist on musical quiet
A&E, October 10, 1996
fun, fun, fun 'til her daddy takes the spaceship away
A&E, July 12, 1996
Coughing it up
Soul Coughing hacks up its own 'Irresistable Bliss'
A&E, July 5, 1996
A Dylan Hicks by Any Other Name
A&E, June 28, 1996