Why did only "Silent Night" become a century-spanning Christmas hit while Franz Gruber's other tunes, "Joyful Christmas" and "Holiest Night," land in the dustbin of history?
If you've never visited New York City during the holidays, put it on your list. Right now. There are few places in the world that feel as "Christmassy" as New York.
Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...
You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.
When, at age 50, you finally realize life is too short, what then? I found myself in that moment of epiphany three years ago when my father passed away. Where had the time gone? One of my lifelong passions was creating music. But starting a band isn't an easy task.
And as people argue that so much mainstream music today has become all about superficialities (at least in my circle, they do), more about image and marketing than expression, we are forced to say goodbye to a man who epitomized the real and gritty.
ASTR, a duo that lives, works and makes music in New York City, may be one of those bands, mixing genres to create a fun new sound for anyone who appreciates a sick beat and a good dance tune.
Since, she turned 25 years old this year (Happy birthday, girl), we decided to compile a list of her top 25 greatest songs of all time. This was no easy task because all of her songs are so amazing. But we eventually came up with a list.
Luckily for Anne-Simone, no one cares about the fluff dispensed by the suits. What listeners care about is the music. Fortunately, Anne-Simone delivers the goods.
This last weekend KROQ brought their 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to the newly renovated Forum.
More fresh air, art, music and poetry. More time listening to snow fall (I know), children giggling, waves lapping on the beach and wind in the trees. More time sharing stories with those we love.
On Friday night three artists who all rightfully could have headlined such a show came together to play a benefit for the beloved CSUN radio station KCSN 88.5 Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, my friends in the band Polyenso wrote, "the world is not ready for what D'Angelo just dropped on us." I love those guys, but I couldn't disagree more. The world is ready for Black Messiah.
Oh Lightning in a Bottle, you beautify my soul, gathering minds of greatness is your pure and cosmic goal. We dance, we listen, we clean, we glisten, not animals who survive but spirits who are alive.
A glittering metropolis like Manhattan has many, many confectionary delights at Christmastime but one of the best is Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers show this week at Broadway's Iridium Jazz Club.
For Monty Python fans, Eric Idle is a wacky kind of genius.