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Not in the Movie: Fifteen Pop Songs Inspired By Cinema

Jon Eig | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

They weren't in movies. They were inspired by movies. Perhaps by a specific film. Perhaps by a star. Or perhaps simply by the entire magical filmic experience. It's a broad definition. Here are fifteen really good songs, covering fifty years of pop music.

Carlene Carter and the Unbroken Circle

Michael Simmons | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

If there's a better hardcore country record in 2014 than Carlene Carter's Carter Girl, I haven't heard it.

An Oak Ridge Boy and a Carter Girl: Conversations With Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus a George Michael Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?

New Carlene Carter Album Bridges Three Generations

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Carlene Carter's new album Carter Girl (Rounder), a tribute to the musical heritage of her fabled family, is a triumph. "Legendary" is a shamefully o...

Nick Lowe Joins The Holiday Music Scene

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Lowe wasn't exactly filled with the Christmas spirit when his American record company suggested he make his first holiday album...

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Conversations With Scotty McCreery, David Nail and Wesley Stace, Plus Kathleen Grace and Kiev Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I got to be an artist with this album. I had time with this record that I didn't really have with the other one. We took the better part of a year, if not more than a year, to work on this one whereas with the first one, we were pumping it out in a couple of months just so we could get it out there for the fans to hear."

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Lovesick Blues: A Conversation with Chris Stamey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?

David Wild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.

JD McPherson: An Old-Fashioned Success in the New Media Musical World

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

With a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month and a debut record that reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, JD McPherson is enjoying one heck of a pop cultural high.

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Kumbaya?

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.

Conversations With Emeli Sandé and Tanita Tikaram, Plus Beth Hart's Video Exclusive "Over You"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

Nick Lowe At Birchmere

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 30 1.) Nick Lowe & His Band At Birchmere How is this show not sold out? Is it because it's on a Monday? Have people ...

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

WATCH: Marc Maron Is A 'Sensitive Man' In New Music Video

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.02.2012 | Comedy

British rock stalwart Nick Lowe hadn't made a music video in 18 years, but in producing a video for his new song "Sensitive Man," which premiered toda...

An Intimate Moment With Wilco, Mavis Staples And Nick Lowe

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

There's something chill-inducing about watching great performers rehearse. One of the best performance videos of last year for our money was Beyonce's...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Lady Antebellum, Primus, Nick Lowe, Blind Pilot, and Das Racist have all come forth to share some post-9/11 music. Some of it you'll want to forget.

The Old Magic: A Conversation with Nick Lowe, Plus Sharif's 'I Don't Miss You' Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Play That Fast Thing 1,000 More Times: Rockpile-Live From Montreux

Sal Nunziato | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

This relentless new release from Eagle Rock took my breath away... literally. I tried typing out my review while listening, but Della Street I'm not. The band kicked my ass and took my name.

Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Looking for an Echo: 10 That Shoulda Made The Top 10

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Our universe may be but one of perhaps infinitely many universes in an inconceivably vast multiverse. -- Cosmologist Bernard Carr The best job I ever...

Phantom America, Thanks For Nothing!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The heart that struggles with disappointment and sadness believes too easily that hope is a lie, a fraud, another hustler's pitch to the next sucker walking down the street.