No Silver Lining

We worked like we were building a wall of our own — one made of power chords, cymbal smashes and sweat — to keep out bigotry and hatred.

Backline with Satomi Matsuzaki

Satomi Matsuzaki, bassist & singer in Deerhoof, talks about her set up.

Why I Won't Tour Anymore

I’m done being in a cramped van every day. I’m done being in a loud, dirty club every night. I’m done living in a world in which alcohol is more prevalent, and considered more valuable, than food.

Trademark Basics

Important information from lawyer Becki C. Lee about trademarks. Questions like do you need one, do you have one, what is it, and more are answered here.

Surviving Your First (and second... and each one after) Tour

An important part of career longevity for any musician is live performance. An album cycle can call for over a year working on the road and the fact that a single 4 week tour has ended many bands is enough to cause anxiety in even the most seasoned road vets the first day out.

The Career of Being Myself

I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom.

How To Be A Valuable Member Of A Rock Band When You Don't Write The Lyrics

In my 20 plus years as a drummer and collaborator, I have learned to contribute to the creative process by being kickass, a good bandmate, and by following these 8 simple rules.

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