Saying the unsayable in his wickedly funny, well-observed folk songs, Wainwright is profane, smart, poking received wisdom in the eye and then grabbing your heart with a tender and devastating truth about life and love, mistakes and mystery.
I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.
It was perhaps the epitome of the phrase "First World Problems" - U2 uploaded its new album Songs of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library and a small, vocal minority freaked the eff out.
I still love listening to albums -- however threatened the album itself may be in today's music world. So from time to time I think, wouldn't it be nice to support musicians far and wide by sharing with you some of my own current pet sounds here -- the new music I'm listening to today?
The playwright, who spent part of his childhood in India, has fashioned Indian Ink as a chamber piece, an intimate story of love, memory and cross-cultural miscues. It's as much a chiding of presumptuous biographers, as it is a study in the sensitivity and caprices of love and time.
It won't be noted in any of the trade papers, but Oct. 15 marks the 40th anniversary of my first public performance with my wife and musical partner Suzanne Smithline.
What happens before and after recording a face-to-face interview with someone can go either way. Either you exchange mundane pleasantries about how it's nice to meet one another and the weather or you can happen to catch a glimpse of the interviewee's authentic character.
YouTube grown star Alex G is known for her covers that have gotten millions of views. She is now transitioning to original music, with her first sel...
When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.
After finishing the first leg of his tour with backing band Dawes, Oberst embarked on a West Coast tour that included a new backing band and three very special shows in Los Angeles.
A striking return to form, March on Washington puts Diamond District back on the map as one of the most vital voices in hip hop today. Their 2010 debut In The Ruff garnered fans worldwide as well as caught critics's attention, leading to the shortlist for a Grammy.
Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.
I am a highly associative person. Not just the smells of fall bringing me back to years on the soccer or rugby fields, not just with blueberry pancake...
Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.
The event itself boasted the usual smattering of national acts (in this case CHVRCHES and Panda Bear) supplemented by smaller, local, and regional bands such as Miniature Tigers, Twin Peaks (with whom I also sat down) and of course Elsinore.