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Electrifying the Folk

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I've always loved European-style folk-rock, also known as electric folk: the application of electric instruments and rock techniques to traditional songs. It's a style you can find here in North America, as well as in Britain and Europe.

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

Memory and Consequences: Rayna Gellert's Old Light

Bob Moses | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Bob Moses

Things happen. And there are always consequences. The eternal need for that simple reminder keeps the old songs alive in memory and the singing, and inspire new work like the affecting modern ballads found on Gellert's Old Light.

Nick Cave's (Wonderfully) Manic Rejection Letter To MTV

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Remember that time Nick Cave said no to an MTV award with a pleasantly hysterical letter? Nope? Well here's the calmer first bit of the Australian sin...