Mike Watt


1995: The Year Mike Watt Broke Grunge

The year marked a turning point that thrust a modest grunge forefather into the forefront of the proverbial rock pantheon.


How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture

Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.


Talking About Minutemen and SST with Joe Baiza from Saccharine Trust

While most LA punk bands were jumping around and whining about Reagan, Saccharine Trust were digging deeper, both musically and lyrically. The band is still going strong today, I called up Baiza to talk about his career and where he's at now.


Listen to R. Stevie Moore's 'Everybody Is So Ignorant'

R. Stevie Moore has released more than 400 recording projects since 1968. The latest addition to his storied catalog is a single called "Everybody Is So Ignorant," and you can listen to it right here.


Mike Watt's Il Sogno del Marinaio Is a Complex Mindscramble, So Check Out Their New Jam

And catch them on the road. If your brain can handle it.


Mike Watt Loves Japanese Math Rockers Lite and So Do We

We met up with Lite at their Tokyo rehearsal space to talk bowel malfunctions, Mike Watt's special sauce, and tips for eating curried rice.