Alex Cohen

roller derby skater, coach

Alex Cohen appears in the following:

Wilko Johnson Set Out To Make One Final Album, But It Didn't Work Out That Way

Friday, January 02, 2015

Facing a fatal diagnosis, Wilko Johnson made what was to be his final album with singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Then doctors intervened. "Maybe," Daltrey says, "there's a Part 2 to this record."


The Man Who Was Gene Ween, Back From The Bottom

Sunday, August 17, 2014

As the co-leader of Ween, Aaron Freeman celebrated excess. Then, in 2011, he fell apart on stage, left the band and entered rehab. On a new, deeply personal solo album, he explores what went wrong.


Van Dyke Parks Lights Up Songs From Inside

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Parks has arranged music for artists of just about every genre, from the the Beach Boys and Bonnie Raitt to U2 and Skrillex. But every now and then he makes time to focus on his own material, most of it with a distinctive old-time feel. His latest is called Songs Cycled.


At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On an album released nearly 50 years ago Harry Taussig demonstrated an accomplished, self-taught style of improvisational guitar. This week in Austin, Texas Taussig will perform in public for the first time.


Please Explain: Roller Derby

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today’s Please Explain is all about the sport of roller derby, from its earliest roots to its modern day revival. Alex Cohen (aka Axles of Evil) and Jennifer Barbee, the authors of Down and Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby, stop by our show today. Alex Cohen is a skater and trainer, and also served as the derby consultant/choreographer for Drew Barrymore’s film "Whip It!"

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