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Joe Robinson

Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with since it launched in spring 2012.

In Defense of … The Flaming Lips’ ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’

J. Michelle Martin Coyne
J. Michelle Martin Coyne

When the Flaming Lips scored a Top 10 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1994 with 'She Don't Use Jelly,' the band was widely dismissed as little more than an obscure neo-pyschedelia outfit from Oklahoma City lucky enough to snag approval from MTV tastemakers 'Beavis and Butt-head' and ride it for all it was worth.

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TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Blind Melon at Woodstock ’94


Billed as "Three More Days of Peace, Love + Music," Woodstock '94 took all the iconic hippie mythology of the original 1969 festival in upstate New York and wrapped it up in the cynical cultural vibes of Generation X, where commerce overtakes culture as the driving force behind things like, well, gigantic music festivals.

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