Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
The Nine Best Things We Saw at Mountain Jam: Day Two
We had high expectations for Mountain Jam day two, and they were blown away anyway.
Wilco and Jason Isbell Bring Big, Cathartic Sets to Mountain Jam
On Mountain Jam's second day, Wilco and Jason Isbell brought songwriting to the forefront.
Train Covers Led Zeppelin and Umphrey’s McGee Goes Far Out at Mountain Jam, Day One
On the first day of Mountain Jam 2016, Train brought a full-album cover of 'Led Zeppelin II' and Umphrey's McGee offered three hours of proggy, precise jamming.
The Nine Best Things We Saw at Mountain Jam: Day One
Here are just a few of the best, oddest, and most amazing things we saw on Mountain Jam 2016's first day.
21 Artists Indebted to Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine may be long gone, but they helped inspire a new era of political antagonism in music.
20 Years Ago: Modest Mouse Release ‘This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think…
Frontman Isaac Brock was only 20 when Modest Mouse recorded their proper debut, but he already wielded an intense world weariness that belied his youth.
Five Years Ago: Foo Fighters Strip Rock to the Molten Core With ‘Wasting Light’
Dave Grohl knew from the start what he wanted the Foos' 2011 album to be: a pure and simple rock statement that cuts straight to the pleasure center.
20 Years Ago: Sleater-Kinney Make Their First Major Statement With ‘Call the Doctor’
Sparked from the embers of the withering riot grrrl scene, a thoroughly postmodern trio from the Pacific Northwest unleashed the most innovative punk album of 1996.
10 Years Ago: Band of Horses Debut With the Strange and Beautiful ‘Everything All the Time…
Like the gnarled and surreal trees on its cover, the first album from Seattle indie outfit Band of Horses is both earthen and unearthly.
Worst to First: Every Motion City Soundtrack Album Ranked
As Motion City Soundtrack prepare for one final tour together, we commemorate the fan favorites from Minneapolis who served as torchbearers of millennial emo.