A Chance Meeting of Words and MusicBy David St.-Lascaux
We all know what happens when poets can sing or play an instrument. The enterprising onesChuck Berry, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Kanye Westbecome superstar troubadours, modally rhyming about youth or sex or status.
AMPLIFY 2013: rotationBy Christopher Nelson
January 15 was the first night of AMPLIFY 2013: rotation, a two-night festival organized by ISSUE Project Room and Jon Abbey of Erstwhile Records.
A Great and Joyful NoiseBy Jose Padua
Seventeen years ago, my wife bought a television after seeing an ad on Craigslist. It was a small cathode-ray-tube TV, the kind you never see now in the days of flat-screen monsters.
Decoding Lez ZeppelinBy Allyson Polsky McCabe
Every band wants you to believe that its all about the music. And every bands success depends on sustaining that illusion.
OuttakesBy Steve Dalachinsky
Suffering from jazzheimers, I find it increasingly difficult to cite my first encounters with certain folks, music, etc.
Still Tragic, Still Political, Still Swoon-WorthyBy Joanna McNaney Stein
On January 11, an appropriately rainy night in Brooklyn, Morrissey took the stage with his usual dramatic flare at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Howard Gilman Opera House.