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.
12 days ago | Concerts
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.
3 months ago | Concerts
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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
6 months ago | Concerts
"New Person, Same Old Mistakes" was covered by Rihanna, and he's since collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and Travis Scott — the kinds of artists I probably would have sneered at before I fell in love with Currents.