Like discovering free verse, punk rock, or Prince, Guided by Voices offered the awesome realization that you could literally do whatever the fuck you want and it might actually be good.

OK Computer was the Sgt. Pepper of a generation with diminished expectations.

The news of college rock’s death has been slightly exaggerated. Like birds and butterflies, small touring bands make […]

There are perfect songs (depending on one’s taste, perhaps “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Crazy,” or “Paranoid”) and there […]

We often tend to mistakenly think of the 1980s in ways that paint it as uniformly conforming to […]

Ray Padgett’s Cover Me gives the prestige treatment to the humblest of album afterthoughts and concert crowd pleasers:  […]

It was late on a Friday, and I was hanging out with my parents in Gastonia, NC.  They […]