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'3 Mile Limit'

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.26.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

A brilliant New Zealand film was screened Friday night in Washington, D.C. It is called "3 Mile Limit" and is based on the true story of the fight to get independent radio onto the airwaves.

Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein Who Brought Them to America

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.

Top 10 Beatles Fan Destinations Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Whether you're a die-hard fan or an occasional listener, get a taste of The Beatles in these 10 cities across the globe.

A Hard Dave's Night: a TV/Film Writer's Beatle Education

David S. Simon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

So much is being written about this being the 50th anniversary of the Beatle's invasion of America and while I could not be more thrilled to participa...

Hot Ticket: G Love and Special Sauce With Jimi Jazz Back in the Mix.

Bill Prescott | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Bill Prescott

My older brother came home from Boston and declared, "I just quit my job, we got a record deal." This was the beginning of his career as a musician...

Rock the Earth: The Drum Beat for Change

Marc Ross | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

How do we motivate a nation to take up environmental causes when so very few are listening?

Marla Mase Releases New EP

David Duran | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
David Duran

Her mix of styles, sounds and words makes for an extremely interesting listening experience. Her music leads the listener to believe that she is a true performer.

How This Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Drivin' N' Cryin's "sleep when you can" attitude may have indirectly led to over three decades of music from a band Rolling Stone magazine compared to The Replacements, if Paul Westerberg had worshipped Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton.

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

Bye Bye Love

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Being a teenager in Philly in the late 1950s was one of life's greater privileges and my older brother Ron and his pals sure made the most of it -- pompadours, jeans, hot rods, girls and music. Especially music.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

The Rolling Stones -- They're 70 and Yes, They're Sexy

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

We are all more than the sum of our years. Whatever time you have left as a sentient being is a gift, I tell my readers. Isn't it a bit premature to pronounce a man near-comatose before you meet him, before you see what his years have taught him?

2013: Music's Year of Living Dangerously

J. Edward Keyes | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
J. Edward Keyes

Appraising the musical landscape over the course of the last year, the albums that seemed most interesting were the ones that strayed furthest from familiar paths.

Hall & Oates Are Genuine Rock Stars in My Book

Christopher Cross | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Cross

I think the way Yacht Rock has grown, garnering fans across the world and even celebrity fans like my buddy, Jimmy Fallon, is proof the that the sound Hall & Oates played such a big part in creating is truly a page in Rock and Roll lore.

The YouTube Pop Star: How JHAMEEL Turned Down Atlantic Records & Achieved Internet Success

Ondi Timoner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Ondi Timoner

When I made DIG! almost ten years ago, the goal for every band was to get signed by a major label, so that their recording, distribution and livelihoo...

System of a Down's Serj Tankian: Upgrading the Dynamic of Art and Audience

Andrew Fish | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

A sound crept in, smooth and low, and the clamor of 100 conversations melted away until all that remained was the painting, the music and me.

My Kiss Years: A Reflection and Celebration of Their Induction Into the Rock Hall of Fame

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

That first time remains my fondest memory of all. They scared the bejabbers out of the adults we passed -- quite deliberately -- on their way to the place where the contest would be held.

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

Albert Hammond Jr. on new EP AHJ, 10th Anniversary of the Strokes' Room on Fire

Alex Koenig | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

It's apt that he spoke as the van was in forward motion, as it unraveled the journey of a man possessing a focused rear-view mirror when it came to his past and polished dashboard when it came to his future.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Eclectic Musical Delights from The Loser's Lounge at Joe's Pub

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

In 1993, musician/arranger/producer/composer Joe McGinty (his credits include the Psychedelic Furs, Robert Hazard, Ryan Adams, Martha Wainwright, Jess...

How One Band Manages To Make Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

For over 20 years, Carbon Leaf has been honing their musical craft that deftly blends folk, country and Celtic and rock elements. While their musical identity has evolved and matured on the road, so, too, has the band's ability to find healthy sleep while touring.

Reflecting on George Harrison's Death: A Visit to Ground Zero During Thanksgiving 2001

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.26.2014 | New York
Elan Barnehama

Since September 11, I have often turned to music to remind me of what is important. I am inspired by new bands that do their part to promote community and compassion over consumption.

When I Made My Little Brother Give Up Rock Music at Bible Camp

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

Friends at public school had turned him onto the Spin Doctors and Boys II Men. We staff members didn't have any bed frames, so I sat low on my mattress, in the middle of the floor, like some kind of spiritual guru.

Music: The Amazing Return of The Rave-Ups' Jimmer Podrasky

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

NOTE: I belong to a group of film buffs called the IRAs who gather annually to vote on their favorite movies of the year. Many of these people I see o...

How Do You Think It Feels and When Do You Think It Stops? Remembering Lou Reed

Matt Krefting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Krefting

No one ever spoke so directly for misfits and freaks. His music, in its genius and its flaws, in its poignancy and its awkwardness, arose from a conscious and explicit desire to give a voice to the voiceless, to express the truths of people who were always told that their truth had no value.