Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
When the Clash Finally Played Their First U.S. Show
They mounted their first tour of America after two and a half years together as a band.
Climbing ‘The Wall’: Are Radiohead This Generation’s Pink Floyd?
Popular culture is obsessed with anointing the “new” version of the “old” thing that proved extraordinarily popular.
When Radiohead Imitated Their Heroes on ‘Pablo Honey’
One of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference.
When Pearl Jam Decided to ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, Pearl Jam emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music on their fifth album.
25 Years Ago: Jesus Jones Embrace the Computer Age on ‘Perverse’
In 1991, Jesus Jones were having a moment. But frontman Mike Edwards was having difficulty living in the “Right Here, Right Now.”
15 Years Ago: The Postal Service’s Debut Single Pushes Them to ‘Such Great Heights’
Before it became an indie favorite, was woven into 'Garden State,' and soundtracked so many commercials, 'Such Great Heights' introduced the Postal Service.
30 Years Ago: The Pogues Make Their Masterpiece With ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God…
After a longer-than-expected delay, the Pogues recorded a rollicking, multi-dimensional album that became known as their greatest work.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Songs of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock and pop songs of the year, including tracks from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and Spoon.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Albums of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock records of the year, from Queens of the Stone Age and St. Vincent to Fleet Foxes and LCD Soundsystem.
20 Years Ago: Home Video Brings ‘Closure’ to Nine Inch Nails’ First Decade
'Closure' consisted of two videotapes, one documenting Nine Inch Nails' Self Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and the other collecting 14 music videos.