The Back Page: Still Feel Gone

The Back Page: Still Feel Gone

I don’t own a cellphone and can’t imagine why I would want to. I don’t spend hours staring at the
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The Back Page: Looking Back At 2018

The Back Page: Looking Back At 2018

It has been even weirder than I thought it would be, living in a country where Donald Trump is the
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The Back Page: Room At The Top

The Back Page: Room At The Top

This was going to be about music and time, about how we’re twice as far from 1977 as from 1997
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The Back Page: That '70s Show

The Back Page: That ’70s Show

If I was, as Jeff Tweedy sang, “raised by rock ’n’ roll,” then I have to face a pretty grim
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The Back Page: Rejektor

The Back Page: Rejektor

Welcome to the club, Arcade Fire. You’ll get to like it here. The Canadian band has always annoyed the living
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The Back Page: Rock 'N' Roll Idles

The Back Page: Rock ‘N’ Roll Idles

In a summer spent reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, there’s one aspect of
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The Back Page: Shelf Life

The Back Page: Shelf Life

Years ago, we had a carpenter come in and cover a whole wall of our living room with built-in wooden
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The Back Page: Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Back Page: Curb Your Enthusiasm

So, as always, you come back here to read the musings of the great Phil Sheridan. Well, sorry, this issue
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The Back Page: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

The Back Page: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

“Rock ’n’ roll is here to stay, it will never die.” —Danny And The Juniors, 1958 “Long live rock, be
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The Back Page: Wake And Be Fine

The Back Page: Wake And Be Fine

I happen to be writing this on the eve of Okkervil River’s show at Lincoln Center in New York. For
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The Back Page: Don't Stop Now

The Back Page: Don’t Stop Now

I didn’t buy the Guided By Voices tickets thinking they could be for my last show. That was in October,
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The Back Page: Looking Back At 2017

The Back Page: Looking Back At 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever been as ready to rip down a calendar as I have been this year. It
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The Back Page: Real Police

So a middle-aged white dude—a freaking sports writer, no less—went to a Bruce Springsteen show the other night. In 2016
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The Back Page: Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

The big Desert Trip Music Festival seemed like an obvious target for a Back Page column. Something smartass about a
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The Back Page: Read It In Books

At this point, I believe I qualify for dual citizenship as an honorary Norwegian. No, I haven’t spent the last
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The Back Page: Being There

One of the things we’re going to miss when all the rock bands are gone is the way you developed
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The Back Page: OK Computer?

I was starting to think that I really hated technology when it came to its effect on music. Then I
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The Back Page: Happily Divided

Sebadoh is helping me understand this Donald Trump thing. If that doesn’t make sense to you, then you’re probably a
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The Back Page: Sexual Healing

A couple weeks back, I was flipping through a certain music magazine when something struck me. There was a band
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