Vicious Vicious began as lead man Erik Appelwick's moniker for his debut album "Blood and Clover." Now Vicious Vicious is a full-blown live band featuring Heath Henjum, Adrian Suarez, and J.G. Everest
From an abandoned mental institution in Scotland to the sewer system of St. Paul, filmmaker Melody Gilbert explores the hobby of urban exploration.
Canadian twins Tegan and Sara combine crafty song writing with pop sensibilities on their new CD "The Con," which was produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie.
It's like The Tonight Show -- with fewer Hollywood celebrities and a lot more Jagermeister.
The Indiana Jones of the food world talks about his friendship with Marky Ramone and the time he spent in Cleveland with comic writer Harvey Pekar.
A new biography examines the life of the man who created Charlie Brown and Snoopy and Pig Pen.
Tori Amos is an outspoken and creative pianist, singer/songwriter and has sold over 12 million records worldwide. Her latest CD, entitled "American Doll Posse" is her ninth studio album and some are calling this her most ambitious work.
Millard Kaufman's publicist demurs slightly when the 90-year-old's possible world record comes up. McSweeney's Books says Kaufman may be the oldest first-time novelist. Even if he isn't the first, publishing a book in your ninth decade is still quite an achievement.
In 2007 Dan Wilson received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for writing the Dixie Chicks'
"Not Ready to Make Nice".
Maybe 2008 will bring Dan the same fortune for his debut solo CD "Free Life".
Vancouver indie-rock super group The New Pornographers formed in 1996, but didn't release their debut album, "Mass Romantic," until the fall of 2000. Not surprising, given everyone in the band was already involved with successful projects.
The New Mexico born, New York-based writer, vocalist, and guitarist Raul Midon released his debut album "State of Mind" in 2005. He combines his distinct voice, strumming beats, and a cappella sounds to create a one-man show.
Spoon formed in Austin Texas in 1994 and released their debut CD, Telephono in 1996. Their sound and style were immediately compared to Sonic Youth and Pixies. Spoon's latest project is Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, named after a melody from one of the album's songs "The Ghost of You Lingers."
From Kurt Vonnegut to candy to depression, Steve Almond talks about it all.
Named after Jack London's 1904 novel, L.A.'s Sea Wolf is a moniker for singer/songwriter Alex Brown Church's dark, folk-rock project. Formerly the bassist in the pop band Irving,Church plays with a full band including cello and marxophone.
The band's founding member Kevin Barnes made headlines earlier this year when he performed several songs nude during a Las Vegas performance. Their latest CD is called "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer" and the band has embarked on another US tour to help promote it.