David Allan Coe’s stained legacy

David Allan Coe’s stained legacy When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy,” wrote William Hazlitt, “it ceases to be a subject of interest.” Apply that maxim to country music legend David Allan Coe, and you’ll get a mixed bag of love and hate. At one ...

The fall

Adam and Eve may have been duped into eating the forbidden fruit, but Chris Robinson walked right up to the tree of good and...

HEAVY ROTATION: The revolution will not be televised

‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ by Gil Scott-Heron “The first change that takes place is in your...

STFKR’s Josh Hodges muses on identity

Josh Hodges, architect of indie upstart band STRFKR, isn’t a nobody. So it should come as a surprise to hear he aspires to be...

The joy of ‘Constant Sorrow’

“The Soggy Bottom Boys have been steeped in old-timey material. We’re silly with it.” —Ulysses Everett McGill, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Defining the artist inside

Maybe the greatest subconscious human fear is that life is meaningless, or, as the late guru Alan Watts put it, that life is nothing...

No more Mr. Nice Guy

It’s midday on a chilly Wednesday, in a month of Mondays, and Clay Rose is doing some press in between bites...

The man, the myth, the legend

Though they were incredibly gifted performers whose music still resonates and whose influences remain readily apparent today, you don’t see bumper stickers reading, “God Bless Janis Joplin.” Or Jimi Hendrix. Or Frank Sinatra. Or Dean Martin. The only such bumper ...

Talk about passion

"Humor is a very personal thing,” Morrissey said. “But I’m thankful that the people who consider me to be depressing are always in themselves very dull, whereas those who understand my humor are always very bright people...

Burning houses, debauchery and acid

It approaches the realm of impossibility to describe the sound that emanates from the band The Growlers. The amalgamation of genres sounds as though it shouldn’t exist: a combination of mellow reverb-filled surf rock, garage band guitar, country-folk and gypsy ...

Never for money, always for love

By its second anniversary, back in 1994, the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery already needed a bigger space for its birthday bash — the...

Giving Eugene Hütz a headache

I thought my plan was clever — get Eugene Hütz on the phone and ask him about global politics. The ringleader of the gypsy punk...