“The far wall is lined with crates of records. I bit down on my lower lip. It looked almost exactly like I hoped it would.” Thus does author Amanda Petrusich describe her response to seeing, for the first time, a …
If there’s one time every year I look forward to most, it’s Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest. With more than 300 live acts presented for free (and a few biggies you have to pay for), it’s time to get your kicks walking from stage to stage and seeing the greatest variety of music of any such fest in the country. Ready to join me?!
Goldmine Magazine’s latest inductees into its Hall of Fame include Blues giant Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hip Hop pioneers Run D.M.C., Andy Gibb, Atlantic Starr & Howard Jones
Early in my career, the radio in my ancient, bare-bones SUV could only pick up two FM stations’ broadcasts for the duration of my daily commute — one country, one oldies, with an emphasis on the mid-1950s through the 1960s. Because I didn’t want to lose my will to live during the 25-mile drive, I picked the oldies station. And it made me glad all over.
With Paul McCartney on the U.S. leg of his “Out There” tour, it’s a good time to revisit 2013’s Beatles-focused release “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2.”
Among the wealth of archive releases that have appeared so far this year… or any other year, say a certain segment of the glam rock community… surely the most exciting, and certainly the most unexpected, was the full album’s worth …
Three distinct genres…three incredible bands…three great new CDs…from the jam-band glory of The String Cheese Incident and the Afro-Pop all-out action Of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to The Levon Helm Band, recorded at his Midnight Rambles over the course of many years with very special guests.
Old heroes, new albums. Not, as we know from long and bitter experience, necessarily a good idea. But, from the moment “Stay Human” opens Curved Air’s first new album since… hmm, we’ll get to that later… and Sonja Kristina uncages …
Four new releases spotlight four diverse visions of artistry, from the samba of Studio Rio to the synth-pop of Philadelphia’s Resistor to the pure clean organic country of Madison King to the jazz of Wolfgang Muthspiel. Feel like experimenting? You can’t go wrong with these four.
Bert Berns co-wrote “Twist & Shout,” “Hang On Sloopy” and “Piece Of My Heart.” He produced “Cherry Cherry,” “Cry To Me” and “Brown Eyed Girl.” Living on borrowed time, he lived life at 100 mph. The mob boys loved him. What a book! This is the ’60s NYC Music Industry at its most naked.