In the five years I lived within a mile of the Chandler (Ariz.) Arts Center, the most high-profile show at the venue involved either John Tesh or Mickey Rooney. And then I move, and four months later Lou Reed is performing there with Laurie Anderson. There are a few catches, though: The show is at 3 p.m. on a Sunday; it will feature an array of Chinese music; and there will be lessons on meditation.
Once again, we present Rock-Critically Correct, a feature in which the most recent issues of Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe, and Spin are given a once-over by a writer who’s contributed to many of those magazines, as well as a few others! In this installment, he looks at the new issue of Spin: