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Ian Svenonius conjures the spirit world in reviving rock and roll history
These days, the road toward a successful music career seems very brightly lit.
Are you a believer?
| January 25, 2013
Interview: Ian Svenonius is here to stay
In his new book, Supernatural Strategies for Making A Rock ‘n' Roll Group (Akashic), Ian Svenonius lays out a plan for a neophyte intending to enter the world of competitive rock.
| January 25, 2013
Getting booked: Winter reads
Who cares about the fiscal cliff when we'll have authors talking about Scientology, the space-time continuum, and Joy Division?
| December 21, 2012
Searching Trader's shelves
What should we make of the craze for cheap Trader Joe's wines that has overtaken Portland?
In which we sample Joe's cheap wines
| December 03, 2010
Mike's, downtown on Congress, bills itself as "home of the rock n roll sandwich." This deli doubles as a shrine to local music — sandwiches are named after local bands, and show posters cover the walls in the back room — and to the idea of rock music in
Rock music as soul food
| November 26, 2010
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
The gang's all here
It's coming up on 20 years since Calvin Johnson met Ian Svenonius. It was at a Hazmat show in DC, and Svenonius was fronting his Nation of Ulysses. Johnson was blown away.
Chain and the Gang and the Hive Dwellers do it all again
| April 17, 2009
There was something about the Mountain Goats that always felt punk rock to me.
The Mountain Goats, Middle East, September 26, 2006
| October 06, 2006
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