Sharon Steel

Deconstructing: Ben Gibbard And Why We Want Him To Be Miserable

What is it about Ben Gibbard that inspires a celebration of depression? The singer-songwriter's sadness certainly has a twisted currency in the indie rock community. When his divorce with his now ex-wife Zooey Deschanel was announced, I scrolled through a number of comments on this very site that rejoiced in the split. "Yaaaaay! More… More »

By: Sharon Steel / October 15, 2012

Fiona Apple’s Freak Appeal

Fiona Apple opened one of the biggest shows at South by Southwest this year, at Stubb’s. She came on stage dressed in a lacy pink and black tank top, her long, dirty blond hair pulled back in a high ponytail, her voice edged with gravel and smoke. She didn’t address her audience much, except to… More »

By: Sharon Steel / June 19, 2012