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CD Review: Be Yourself by Dimestore Prophets

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Zoukis

Members of the Dimestore Prophets include Ray Glover, who plays guitar and sings, John Wilson on drums, and Eric Groff on bass. And there's a distinct party vibe to their musicianship. Obviously, they enjoy what they're doing and do it well.

Brooklyn Band Forges Prog-Jazz, Goes Big and Brash on Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

If I ask you to picture a big band, chances are you close your eyes and see Bono or Chris Martin or Donald Fagen (just me?). Give that first word a little more, though, lean on that "big" and you get a whole different thing.

The Elvis of Our Dreams

John Covach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
John Covach

As we mark the singer's 80th birthday, let's remember not only the Elvis of our dreams, but also the Elvis of history, whose recordings and performances changed popular music forever. Even today, Elvis the icon is everywhere -- bigger in death, it sometimes seems, that he was in life

60 and Going On Timeless: Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I credit Annie Lennox as being the artist who first turned me onto the joys of pop music in the dawning of my teen years. So to celebrate Lennox's milestone 60th birthday (she's born on Christmas Day), I'm spotlighting one non-single from each of her 15-plus albums since 1981.

14 for '14: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

It's like eating at a place where you think the menu is pretty understandable, but every dish hits you with some crazy ingredient that actually turns out to be a relative of arugula or a specific varietal of bourbon infusion.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 Years

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Toce

Rock legends Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood are jamming together as if no time has passed during their 2014-2015 world tour. Their recent stop in Tacoma, Washington proved one thing: they're still on the map as one of rock's greatest bands.

BONAPARTE & Tim Fite Usher in Brave Neue Welt

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

INTO THE WILD is not simply a spectacular moment in rock history. It is a bottled message of a crucial rebirth for rock, with powerful political messages seamlessly woven into an elegantly embodied handcrafted aesthetic..

Jack Bruce: A Fond Fan Farewell

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Clapton was God to some--or so the graffiti said back in the 60s. But for me, Jack Bruce,who passed away last week, was the soul of the show.

What to Expect From Wray

Johnny Nevin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Wray is a three-piece band out of Birmingham whose album is a driving but dreamlike adventure through the collective musical imagination of David Brown, David Swatzell, and Blake Wimberly.

Bono, Don't Apologize

Graham Milne | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

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.

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

48 Hours With Delta Spirit and J.S Bach in NYC With Peter Sellars and the Berlin Phil

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Frank Schaeffer

(Frank S hanging out back stage with the band Delta Spirit, and with my pals Jesse and Dan Russell.) I was tired, so fucking tired! The night b...

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Flying Blind and Dirty: A Second Chat With the Staggering Taylor Momsen

Jon Steely | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

It's raw. It's real. Just like rock and roll. Who needs a list of questions? I vow to never come to an interview prepared again, and then realize I'm getting carried away.

Ryan Kristobak

Allies Makes Rock Music Sexy Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

While radio stations and stages today are dominated by pop, hip-hop and EDM, bands like Heavy English, Closure in Moscow and Dorothy prove rock music ...

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

15 Minutes With Slash

Jon Steely | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

I don't know what you'd expect Slash to be like in conversation, but here's the lowdown: He is clear, sweet, smart, articulate, a little playful and, yes, extremely cool. I decide to go back to the roots, and ask Slash what first inspired him to make music.

FYF Music Festival 2014: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Talkin' Johnny Winter Blues

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

For my music column in a southeastern Massachusetts newspaper, I'd interviewed Johnny three times for -- in 2011, 2013, and most recently in January. He'd played a local venue in our readership area every winter for years.

Reporter Attempts To Eat Like 'The Rock'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

It's no secret, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to eat a crazy amount of food to take on the role of Hercules in his upcoming film. So when USA Toda...

Who Said It? Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

John K. Herr | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's time for America's favorite Internet game, Who Said It? Who said it -- Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

Czech Folk-Rock: Catching Up With Čechomor

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Čechomor marked their 25th year as a band in 2013, and they celebrated with another live concert and recording project, their most ambitious in a career of ambitious projects: a massive outdoor concert in the stunning medieval town of Český Krumlov.

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...