Cold Times, Hot Shows!
Four rockin’ gigs for a wintry town
More Than Reality Allows
A conversation with Jessica Mills
As we stood on the sidewalk off Central, well after I had stopped recording our interview, Jessica Mills turned to me and said, “You know, for a mediocre musician, I've had really good luck.” Whether you chock it up to luck or talent, Mills is an affable powerhouse, a Renaissance woman whose resume includes a book—My Mother Wears Combat Boots—published by AK Press in 2007, over a decade of work with the ultimate punk fanzine, Maximum RocknRoll and her own long-running zine, Yard Wide Yarns.
Dear Amy: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse • R&B, soul
When Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning nearly 9 years ago, she was well on her way to becoming a rocanrol legend. Although the breathy contralto only possessed the funk for a few precious years, Winehouse wielded the groovy mess with graceful aplomb. Of course, being legendary and all that lends itself to one's own postmortem tribute show. Dear Amy offers an intensely accurate depiction of the artist and her work…