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Ted Leo Is Like You

"I wrote this song 14 years ago," says Ted Leo, gazing at his tiny audience. "There would be nights that I would look at the…
Michael Tedder | July 6, 2017 - 9:55 am


Q&A: PUP’s Stefan Babcock On Unexpected Success, What Comes Next, And That Song About Killing His Bandmates

About one year ago, the Toronto punk quartet PUP released their second album, The Dream Is Over, a set of 10 ferociously catchy anthems that…
Michael Tedder | June 15, 2017 - 12:13 pm


Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm


Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm


Q&A: Nick Hakim On His Debut Album, Dealing With Pressure, & Nick Drake

Nick Hakim's sumptuous folk-soul-hop debut, Green Twins, seems destined to be one of those albums you hear everywhere this summer, from the hipper coffeeshops to…
Michael Tedder | May 26, 2017 - 10:07 am

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find.
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Super-Connected: Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Letters To Cleo, & The Boston Scene Then & Now

"I'm not sure whose water this is," says Gail Greenwood right before taking a swig from a bottle she found on the stage of the…
Michael Tedder | April 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm


Q&A: Japandroids Remain On Brand With Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Upstairs At Eric's is an apartment and photo studio in midtown Manhattan owned by photographer Eric Johnson. It's not necessarily named for the Yazoo album;…
Michael Tedder | November 2, 2016 - 10:02 am


Q&A: The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks 20 Years Of Black Love, Shares Acoustic Version Of “Going To Town”

Following up one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade would be tough for any band. But as in all other matters, Greg Dulli…
Michael Tedder | October 17, 2016 - 10:01 am


Q&A: Tori Amos Reflects On Boys For Pele 20 Years On And Premieres B-Side “Amazing Grace/Til The Chicken”

I have already taken to this website to expound, at great length and indulgence, about my undying love for Tori Amos and her third album,
Michael Tedder | October 11, 2016 - 10:00 am

5 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Sunday

No one does exit polls at the end of music festivals or anything, but it's hard to shake the feeling that for a lot of…
Michael Tedder | September 19, 2016 - 1:06 pm

6 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Saturday

Before we get into highlights of day two of Riot Fest, one gripe.
Michael Tedder | September 18, 2016 - 3:22 pm

5 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Friday

My last Warped Tour was ten years ago this past summer, and even then I knew I was probably too old to be there. I…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm

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Holding Out For That Teenage Feeling

In the lobby of Philadelphia's Hilton Garden Inn, Charlie Lowe, Beach Slang's tour manager, leans over and adjusts frontman James Alex's bowtie. Alex lives an…
Michael Tedder | September 8, 2016 - 2:24 pm

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Nickelback Won The ’90s Culture War

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Michael Tedder | May 20, 2016 - 11:37 am