Interviews

Augie Garcia: The Godfather of Minnesota Rock n' Roll


Augie Garcia

In 1955, Augie Garcia cut a single, "Hi Yo Silver," which many consider to be Minnesota's first rock and roll record. A year later, he opened for Elvis Presley, and was pulled from the stage by Presley's manager for whipping the crowd into a frenzy.

Birth of an album: In the studio with Neko Case


Neko Case

We'll check in from time to time as singer-songwriter Neko Case creates the follow-up to her 2009 album Middle Cyclone. In the first installment, we listen in to a song that's not quite finished, not quite recorded, not even quite written.

Henry Rollins discusses 'Occupants'


Occupants

'Occupants' pairs Henry Rollins' visceral full-color photographs with writings that not only provide context and magnify the impact of the images but also lift them to the level of political commentary.

Interview: Jack White talks with Mary Lucia


Jack White

Jack White talks to Mary Lucia over the phone about his record label (and store) Third Man Records, collaborating with Wanda Jackson, "throwaway" records, and why comedians should record more albums.