Steve Kandell

Cat Power: Raw Power

"Are you mad at me?"…
By: Steve Kandell / August 27, 2012

Wavves’ Nathan Williams Debuts Sweet Valley Track ‘Total Carnage’

While we all continue to wait for SPIN cover boy Nathan Williams' next Wavves album, Stay Calm, the debut from…
By: Steve Kandell / July 18, 2012

Listen to Robert Pollard’s 447th Great Song This Year, ‘Who’s Running My Ranch’

Seems weird to say that 2012 could be the most impressive year of Bob Pollard’s patently ridiculous career, but after two way-better-than-anyone-could-have-expected — and criminally…
By: Steve Kandell / July 13, 2012

Nice Cans: Monster and Diesel Team to Reinvent the Headphone

Wasn't long ago that Apple's little white-on-white earbuds were so stylishly iconic that they were the visual centerpiece of the iPod — aw, remember iPods?
By: Steve Kandell / July 12, 2012

Ex-Replacements Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson Reuniting to Help Bandmate

This week, while on tour with Guns N' Roses in Israel, Tommy Stinson let slip that he and fellow former Replacement Paul Westerberg were working…
By: Steve Kandell / June 28, 2012

Drill Sergeant: Josh Fox’s Anti-Fracking Crusade

Since college, Brooklyn-based activist Josh Fox, 39, had run a politically oriented theater company. But when oil and gas companies started poking, literally, around the…
By: Steve Kandell / June 20, 2012

Billy Eichner’s Street Hassle

For seven years, comic Billy Eichner has filmed himself urgently accosting strangers on New York City streets to ask them about decidedly nonurgent pop-culture…
By: Steve Kandell / June 14, 2012

The Afghan Whigs Play First Show in 13 Years: The Full Report

The Afghan Whigs released Up In It, their Sub Pop debut, in 1990. They played their last shows in 1999. It is very safe to…
By: Steve Kandell / May 24, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on the Finale and Season Two’s High Points

In the final episode of Bob's Burgers' second season, Bob's dreams of becoming a celebrity chef with a recurring segment on the morning show Get…
By: Steve Kandell / May 23, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on Episode 8

In the penultimate episode of Bob's Burger's second season features unchecked hormones, unchecked flatulence, and a terrifying glimpse into Tina's dark side as she fall…
By: Steve Kandell / May 16, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on Episode 7

After Bob's Burgers gets rightfully panned by local newspaper food critic the Moody Foodie (voiced by our own Patton Oswalt), the kids snap into…
By: Steve Kandell / May 7, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on Episode 6

When we saw Linda's spinster sister Gayle (Megan Mullally), she was adorning the walls of Bob's Burgers with her paintings of animal anuses. She sto…
By: Steve Kandell / April 30, 2012

Sugar Look Back at 20 Years of ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’

If 1991 was the year punk broke, then 1992 was the year everyone tried to pick up the pieces, or, alternately, figure out how to…
By: Steve Kandell / April 27, 2012

Jack White, ‘Blunderbuss’ (Columbia/Third Man)

The first time I saw the White Stripes, in 1999, everyone walked out with one question: Who looks at his sister like that? At each…
By: Steve Kandell / April 19, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on Episode 5

It was only a matter of time before the stubbornly old-school brock-and-mortar Bob's Burgers would have to face the trendy phenomenon that is artisanal food…
By: Steve Kandell / April 17, 2012

Hear ‘Making the Freeway’ Off fIREHOSE’s New Anthology

The seven-song 1992 Live Totem Pole EP from Mike Watt and George Hurley's post-Minutemen outfit has been out of print forever. But lowFLOWS: The Columbia…
By: Steve Kandell / April 16, 2012

Spotify Now Plays Well With Others

Long before its U.S. launch, Spotify was hailed as a knight in shining armor, driven by the idea that when it comes to streaming music,…
By: Steve Kandell / April 11, 2012

Black Lips Wanna ‘Dance With You’ on Unreleased Track

It's awfully sweet that Atlanta troublemakers the Black Lips request your presence on the dance floor; but if this unreleased B-side from the band's new…
By: Steve Kandell / April 10, 2012

10 Things We Learned From the Times’ Giant Jack White Story

Perhaps not surprisingly for a guy who predicated his former band's entire existence on the presumption that his ex-wife was actually his sister, Jack White…
By: Steve Kandell / April 9, 2012

Pleased to Meat Me: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creators on Episode 4

In last night's very special episode of Bob's Burgers, Bob Belcher's dual addictions to painkillers and his obsessive attempt to best Jimmy Pesto's high score…
By: Steve Kandell / April 2, 2012

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