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Why I’m Voting for Biden: Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend

Oct 28, 2020 By Chris Baio

With next Tuesday’s election day looming and millions of Americans already voting early, we put the word out to see if any musicians wanted to write about why they were voting for Former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in a series we are simply calling Why I’m Voting for BidenChris Baio, who is not only the bassist for Vampire Weekend but has also released two solo albums simply under his last name for Glassnote, wrote this entry. More

Voting Stories: Donita Sparks of L7

Oct 27, 2020 By Donita Sparks

With next Tuesday’s election day looming and millions of Americans already voting early, we asked musicians to write about notable times they cast a ballot in a new series we’re calling Voting Stories. This entry is by Donita Sparks of L7. More

In Rememberance of Eddie Van Halen

Oct 09, 2020 By Matthew Berlyant

There are many rock and roll guitarists and then there is Eddie Van Halen. What is well-known is his speedy finger-tapping, mind-blowing soloing, and flashy technique, all incredibly influential on many ’80s hard rock and heavy metal players as well as seemingly everyone who’s ever wandered into a Guitar Center.  More

PLAYlist 56: Scooby-Doo! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Oct 09, 2020 By Brad Walton Web Exclusive

It’s spooky season. Finally. More

Verses From the Abstract: Now Who Wants Ice Cream

Oct 05, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

It’s completely well and good to want to change the system, even better to dismantle it in the name of building something better. Still, one must occasionally avail themselves of the small pleasures of the current system as long as we’re stuck in it, no?  More

PLAYlist 55: My City

Sep 29, 2020 By Austin Trunick

A new, family-level legacy game from Thames & Kosmos and designer Reiner Knizia. More

The Trump Depression: Viral Politics in the Age of Fuckery Part II

Sep 18, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

Where to begin...? Well, hey! We’ve got toilet paper back! It’ll come in handy while we’re all shitting ourselves to death with existential dread. Whether it’s the virus, the president’s failed attempts to start a race war, the coming election*,Trump’s secret police, or an increasingly lopsided economy, there’s plenty out there to send you running to the bathroom.  More

Verses From the Abstract: Home and the Great Escape

Sep 04, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

First thing’s first: sorry for the delay in getting this column to your eye sockets. My partner, cat, and I just spent late July and the first half of August packing a retired 2002 school bus full of our personal possessions, then driving said bus across the country from Portland to Ann Arbor.  More

Garbage – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of Their Self-Titled Debut

Sep 04, 2020 By Matt the Raven Web Exclusive

Twenty-five years ago Garbage released their eponymous debut album. It took the world by storm and became the definitive alternative rock album that propelled Garbage to become one of the most successful acts of the late ’90s and beyond.  More