• BYO Records

    Twenty years after founding the Better Youth Organization, Mark and Shawn Stern are still running their pioneering DIY label. They get to surf in Hawaii, bowl with Rancid and be their own bosses. Brian Broccoli pays a visit to the Stern Brothers, who will keep their day jobs.

  • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

    Think the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are all about the swing thing? Not so, says singer Steve Perry. As he tells Jason Feifer, the band is not only more diverse musically than that, they’re also more interested in spreading a message beyond the usual hipster daddy-o-isms.

  • Mullen It Over

    Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.

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