Steve Coulter

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Steve Coulter
Background information
Origin California, US
Occupation(s) Musician, writer
Years active 1997–present
Instrument(s) Drums
Associated acts
Ridel High

Steve Coulter, also known by the pen name S.W. Lauden, is a writer and drummer from Los Angeles, California.


Coulter played drums for the band of Kevin Ridel, Ridel High, during the late '90s. He appears on their two studio albums, Hi-Scores and Emotional Rollercoaster.

Coulter co-edited the 2019 book Go All the Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop, an anthology of essays on the power pop sub-genre. The book featured an essay by Daniel Brummel of the band Ozma on Weezer (The Blue Album).

In January 2024, in celebration of the Blue Album's 30th anniversary, Coulter began posting a series of blog entries on the topic of geek rock, titled The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. The series, named after an Entertainment Weekly interview with Weezer from 1994, covered the impact of the Blue Album as well as the surrounding California music scene.

The blog series tied into the Generation Blue project, which Coulter officially announced in March of the same year. The project, consisting of an oral history book and compilation, celebrated the history of the geek rock scene in Hollywood in the '90s and 2000s. The book was edited by Coulter and features a foreword by Karl Koch and afterword by Justin Fisher, alongside contributions from many artists and individuals associated with Weezer.

Relevant works


with Ridel High

as S.W. Lauden


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