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Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen's first paid work of writing was a Mekons interview for Rockpool. He has also written about music for Option, Details, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Request, Blender, MOJO, Stereophile, CMJ, the Austin Chronicle, Pop Culture Press, The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock and one of the less memorable versions of CREEM.

With Michael Krugman, he is the co-author of Generation Ecch! (Fireside Books, 1994) and the long-running, now-deceased "Well Hung At Dawn" column for Rollingstone.com.. Zamboni Rodeo, his book about minor league hockey, was published in 2002.
 

Cohen is currently a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and a contributing editor to Portland Monthly. He lives Portland, Oregon; Missoula, Montana and maybe somewhere else by now. He likes to watch TV.

List of articles in the library by artist

Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Wilco: Lost Highway Blues

Report by Jason Cohen, slate.com, August 2001

The dirty little secret about Ryan Adams and his record label. ...

Afghan Whigs: Whigging Out

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, Details, May 1994

The Afghan Whigs have made a career out of confrontation, failed love affairs, and loud guitars. Jason Cohen joins their traveling circus of maladjustment in ...

And You Will Know Us By The...: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Break Stuff… And Send the Bill To Trail Of Dead

Interview by Jason Cohen, Spin, April 2002

AN EVENING with …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead goes something like this: For dinner, Conrad Keely and Kevin Allen kill ...

Butthole Surfers: The Butthole Surfers: In Through the Back Door

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, June 1993

The Butthole Surfers are the certified shock jocks of the next wave ...

Charlatans, The (UK): The Charlatans

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, CMJ New Music Monthly, Fall 2001

TIM BURGESS is waiting for his man. ...

Dim Stars: Dim Stars

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, October 1992

FOR THE LAST ten years, every time there was a public poetry reading, ROIR cassette or CD reissue by Richard Hell, my friend Michael and ...

Dinosaur Jr.: Palaentology

Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, May 1992

IF YOU GO by what's been written about Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, his music, history and personality could be summed in the following list: loud, ...

Alejandro Escovedo: Gravity (Watermelon)

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, November 1992

A MEMBER of the same clan that produced percussionists Coke, Pete, and Sheila, the fortysomething Escovedo played in S.F. prototype punkers the Nuns, cowpunk originators ...

The Fall: Mark E. Smith's Wrath & Roll

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, September 1993

MARK E. SMITH is one of Britain's great misanthropes. On the 1980 live album Totale's Turns, only the third record by his band the Fall, ...

Flaming Lips: The Band That Fell to Earth: The Flaming Lips' Christmas on Mars

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, CMJ New Music Monthly, July 2002

WAYNE COYNE'S creative mission for the evening is to get the pants off his manager's young intern. ...

Bill Frisell

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Creem, June 1993

SEATTLE'S MOST incendiary and intriguing electric guitarist has nothing to do with that city's rock scene. ...

Garbage: Clean Sweep

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, October 1995

Garbage's masterminds craft murky pop into an album that's impossible to refuse ...

Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen: Nanci Griffith: Other Voices, Other Rooms (Elektra); Robert Earl Keen: A Bigger Piece of the Sky (Sugar Hill)

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, June 1993

THOSE WHO found Nanci Griffith's last two efforts for MCA to be awash in pop-lite production and overblown instrumentation should take Other Voices, Other Rooms ...

Gutterball: Gutterball

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, July 1993

GUTTERBALL IS one-time Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn, House of Freaks members Bryan Harvey and Johnny Hott, their part-time guitarist (and ex-Silo) Bob Rupe, and ...

Hole Is A Band

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, August 1995

While the Courtney saga continues, Hole prove that a rock & roll band is the sum of its parts ...

Daniel Johnston: Starry Eyes

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, November 1994

TEN YEARS AGO Daniel Johnston roamed the streets of Austin, Texas, passing out cassettes of his homemade songcraft to just about anyone he encountered. Someday, ...

The Kills

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Spin, July 2003

WHO: Florida femme fatale "VV" and Englishman "Hotel," chain-smoking vegans with a beatbox and vintage gear, both of whom sing and play guitar. ...

Kirsty MacColl

Discography by Jason Cohen, Stereophile, Summer 2001

WHEN IRS RECORDS gave Kirsty MacColl the best-of-treatment in 1995, the CD booklet overflowed with praise from famous fans and comrades. ...

Nine Inch Nails: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Live Review by Jason Cohen, Spin, March 1995

FOR A LONG TIME NOW, there's been but one thing missing from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails: Crackerjacks! ...

Pond: Pond (Sub Pop)

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, March 1993

THOUGH IT DOES hail from the Northwestern part of the United States, Pond is not hairy, metallic, or from Seattle. Instead, clean-shaven guitarist/vocalist Charlie Campbell ...

Prefab Sprout

Interview by Jason Cohen, Stereophile, Winter 2001

THE NEWS was right up there with Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds live, Steely Dan making a new record and Mario Lemieux lacing up the ...

Primal Scream

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, May 1992

BOBBY GILLESPIE can't stop being a fan. ...

Stone Temple Pilots: Core (Atlantic)

Review by Jason Cohen, Creem, January 1993

IT LOOKS like Stone Temple Pilots are the first of what will be a long line of post-Pearl Jam/Soundgarden/Nirvana major-label grunge contenders. So, let's give ...

The Walkabouts: Strangely Famous in Greece, the Walkabouts Trace Their American Roots

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, November 1995

IT'S SATURDAY, just past noon, in Austin, Texas. A fine time to be in bed, or at the very least, shaking off sleep over a ...

Andrew WK: Super Fan: Andrew W.K.

Interview by Jason Cohen, unpublished, Fall 2002

With his anthems 'Party Hard' and 'It's Time to Party' blasting from stadiums, soundtracking Sportscenter highlights and fueling beer commercials, Ann Arbor,MI native Andrew W.K. ...

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