Punk-rock legend Captain Sensible reflects on daft names, free beer and making something of himself.
"Touring is such a blur," Captain Sensible says. That's what every band says—because it's true, and increasingly more so as the miles, shows and years fly by.
Discovering the world through exotic rock 'n' roll.
Since I got my first album when I was 4, I didn't understand much of what Kiss was talking about—like what they meant by, "Meet you in the ladies' room," what they intended to do in there and why, exactly, there was a room for ladies.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen always finds his way back to his roots.
"Americana" is a handle that's bandied about quite a bit, but few musicians put it into practice like John McEuen.
You too can stay forever young with 90s Television.
At a distance, the members of 90s Television look like children playing on the Gallivan Center's southern steps.
After two decades of suffering under robot overlords, Captured! By Robots' JBOT takes control.
JBOT is pissed. You'd be, too, if the robot bandmates you'd constructed ripped out your guts and eyes, then forced you to go on the road with them for 20 years, playing their music and listening to them degrade the human race. Or so goes the story of Captured! By Robots, the band created by Jay Vance, JBOT's human alter ego.
Youthful indiscretion leads to a lifelong obsession with the Meat Puppets.
I've never bought into the idea that drugs or booze should be a requirement for enjoying a band. Such mind-altering approaches might be necessary enhancement for appreciating some acts (ahoy, jam-band fans!). They're also a solid excuse for appreciating others (howdy, EDM lovers!).
Corresponding with the Mothership.
Captain's Log, Stardate 94800.49. I bricked my phone today. Probably because of too many tabs open in Firefox. The T-Mobile dude said it'll take two orbits before I get a new one.
Quiet Oaks outgrows their past with Pretty Alright.
It was hot at City Weekly's Utah Beer Festival in 2014. One of the shadiest spots in Washington Square that day happened to be the modest bleachers on the north end of the City and County Building, where one local band was loading out while another—The North Valley, it turned out—loaded in.
Lunar Twin's spooky night at the beach.
During the day, the beach is a sunny, welcoming place where people feel comfortable removing most of their clothes and throwing Frisbees with strangers.
Looking ahead to the day when music sees no preference.
So, pop star Hayley Kiyoko's playing Kilby Court this week. I only know her because my daughter's a fan.
Changing Lanes Experience is more than a cover band.
Face-to-face interviews, as opposed to phone and email exchanges, allow you to look an artist in the eye when he or she tells you about their music
Hendrix tribute brings Jimi's old bass player and amazing cast of guitarists to Utah.
Billy Cox heard Jimi Hendrix playing guitar before he ever laid eyes on the man who would go on to be one of the revolutionary forces of rock 'n' roll. Cox and Hendrix were both teenagers serving in the Army and stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1961.
Looking back on Elytra's flight as it comes to an end.
Elytra's name comes from the Greek word for sheath, which entomologists have used to name the tiny shells that separate to expose the wings of certain kinds of beetles.
A Utah Music Festival playlist to get you prepped and pumped.
With any multi-venue music festival, due diligence is advised.
Dada's 1992 debut asks many questions, provides one answer.
On the strength of its anthemic, jangly single "Dizz Knee Land," Puzzle—the 1992 debut of Los Angeles alt-rock trio Dada—sold more than half a million units. But it was gold before it sold a single copy.