Wilco—Joy Worth Fighting For

No one would blame Wilco fans if they were to greet the title of the band’s new album, Ode to Joy, with a smirk—least of all the members of Wilco, themselves. After all, they are the band that titled their las...

Melvins—Unusual Is Better

The Melvins hail from the small town of Montesano, Washington, but it’s not hard to envision them being spawned from an ancient tar pit instead, emerging from the bubbly ooze, instruments in hand, ready to sla...

Mudhoney—Replaced by Nothing

With their 2018 LP Digital Garbage, and their new EP Morning in America, Mudhoney are back, offering up musical reflections on the dangerously bizarre political discourse happening in the United States today, ...

Dan Bern—The Darkest Light

I truly despise music writers that lead off any discussion of an artist’s latest work as “something his longtime fans will absolutely love.” But, to be fair, it applies to Dan Bern’s latest collection of songs...

Don Felder—Flying High and Free

After departing the Eagles and dealing with personal issues, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Don Felder found solace by writing his 2008 memoir, Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles (Wiley). The best-se...

Alien Weaponry—Intense Freedom

Alien Weaponry are a thrash metal band from Waipu, New Zealand, who sing in Te Reo Maori, which is the native language of New Zealand. AQ got a chance to speak with Lewis de Jong, the singer/guitarist of Alien...