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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: Madonna

Thirty years ago, on March 1, 1988, Ciccone Youth's The Whitey Album was supposed to come out. It didn't, of course -- not until the…
Nate Patrin | March 5, 2018 - 12:12 pm

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Big Walnuts Yonder – “Sponge Bath”

Almost 10 years since Minutemen's Mike Watt and Tera Melos' Nick Reinhart had the creative spark to begin recording together, the pair's vision has finally…
Kim Ilkowski | March 22, 2017 - 9:41 am

Minutemen, Wilco, Deerhoof Members Form Big Walnuts Yonder, Share New Song “Raise The Drawbridges?”

Big Walnuts Yonder is a new band that consists of Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier, and Nick Reinhart…
Peter Helman | February 28, 2017 - 9:23 pm

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Stream Mike Watt’s “ring spiel” tour ’95 Live Album

In 1994, after the dissolutions of his band fIREHOSE and his marriage to Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler, Mike Watt was at a crossroads. The…
Peter Helman | November 7, 2016 - 9:15 am

Watch Kevin Shields, Mike Watt, & Sharon Van Etten Join Dinosaur Jr. In NYC

This week, Dinosaur Jr. have been playing a seven-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom, and they've brought out a ton of special guests, including…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 9:53 am

Sweet Apple – “Let’s Take The Same Plane” Video (Feat. Mike Watt)

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple bring together a lot of alt-rock vets on their new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, as evidenced on the…
Miles Bowe | June 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

Mike Watt – “Arrow-Pierced-Egg-Man”

Punk/underground rock lifer (and recent Stooges stand-in) Mike Watt has said Hyphenated-Man -- his third opera, fourth proper solo album, and first proper outing since…
Brandon Stosuy | January 19, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Download Writing By Ryan Adams, Kele Okereke, James Murphy, Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld

The "Festival Issue" of Five Dials magazine includes poetry by Ryan Adams, a short story by Kele Okereke, ruminations by Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld,…
Brandon Stosuy | August 16, 2010 - 4:18 pm

High School Flick Stars Members Of No Age, Mika Miko, Lavender Diamond … And Mike Watt

The setup: High School Record, written/directed/photographed by Ben Wolfinsohn (who also did the Friends Forever documentary), is a film about a senior at an art…
Brandon Stosuy | September 24, 2008 - 11:37 am

Sonic Latte

We all like to listen to Daydream Nation while sipping skinny mochas at the local Starbucks. Of course we do. Making that guilty pleasure a…
Brandon Stosuy | May 22, 2008 - 9:38 am

SXSW: Last Day In Austin

As promised, here's our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year's South…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 8:02 pm

New Stooges – “Free And Freaky”

The Stooges: Version '07's distinction from its earlier incarnation is best illustrated with this line from the band's profile in this weekend's NY Times:While recording,…
Stereogum | February 26, 2007 - 2:00 pm

Miss Independent & Mike Watt

We scoffed at the first reports of this odd couple, but sure enough, ex-Minuteman and now Stooge Mike Watt is laying bass down on the…
Stereogum | November 21, 2006 - 9:51 am