Chats with Terry Manning and Dan Vallor, Plus Jesse Cook, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Vincent Colbert, Ships Have Sailed, Dead 27s, Bencoolen, Ben de la Cour, Jason Achilles Mezilis, and Zmei3 Exclusives, and Thank You Prince
JESSE COOK'S "LOOP STATION IMPROV" EXCLUSIVE According to Bencoolen's Ted Scott... "'In Color' is a song that Teddy wrote
Recorded at various studios for reasons of aesthetics and economics, Ed's chance meeting with an old friend affords Glass
Uncovered: Chats with Shawn Colvin and Au Pair's Gary Louris and Django Haskins, Plus Steve Forbert, Aaron Camper, Lauren Marsh and Andy Hackbarth Exclusives
So let's take a look at your new album, Uncovered. Years ago, you recorded Cover Girl on which you took on other songwriters' material. I think it was a little more than twenty years ago. What are your thoughts about having such a long career?
Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives
According to Rachael Sage, "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand."
When I was running the East Village record store, St Mark's Sounds in the 1980s, Alex Chilton's EP, "Like Flies On Sherbert" [sic] was a record we'd throw on the turntable when we wanted to drive 80+ people crazy on a Saturday afternoon.
While a "Friends" reunion may be the talk of TV lately, anyone hoping for a "That '70s Show" gathering may have been met
Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene
"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."
A few nights back, I watched a new documentary that chronicles the rise and demise of the rock band Big Star. Nothing Can Hurt Me was a powerful film -- by turns riveting and tragic in its exploration of what might have been for an incredibly talented group.
Canada's Kathleen Edwards, one of the featured performers scheduled to appear at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado next week, answered a few questions related to the festival and performing live, while also revealing one of her hidden talents.
This week we review albums by Neil Young, Bronski Beat, Cheap Trick, Hafdis Huld, The Beatles, and other artists.
I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.
The truck in Big Star's parking lot isn't supposed to be a tease. The fact that it's been sitting there, idle, for weeks
"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."