Howard Hardee is a freelance writer based in Chico, California. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, he has a BA in journalism and writes stories about music, outdoor adventures, politics, and the environment for alt-weeklies across the country. He is an aficionado of fine noises, and has a theremin in his living room.
The United States of the late 1990s was "so innocent" in the eyes of Third Eye Blind drummer Brad Hargreaves. China hadn't joined the World Trade Organization and begun its rise to economic superpower; Russia was still sorting through the rubble o...
Classics such as "Free Fallin'" and "Into the Great Wide Open" and "I Won't Back Down" are potently nostalgic, like childhood distilled into music.
It's best to appreciate Queen + Adam Lambert for what it is — an amazingly talented singer doing his own thing with an amazing catalog of music.
2 years ago | Concerts
Now that the band itself is well past its 1990s heyday and its members are entering middle age, Pryor is still using other people's relationships as musical inspiration.
2 years ago | Music News
Wifi winks at the traditionalists who dismiss him based on stylistic divergence, despite his newfound prominence in South Florida's outside-the-box hip-hop scene.
2 years ago | Interviews
The Broward County rapper's loathing is based on his personal experiences, both on the streets and as a musician, of being an outsider looking into a gated community.