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Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

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.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Tomorrow's Children: A Conversation With Pete Seeger, Plus Chatting With Bill Frisell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of activism on behalf of the average Joe and Jane, this 91-year-old national treasure still swings a heavy hammer, and his thoughtful insights are presented here just in time for Labor Day.

Dog Ears Music: Songs For The Beach

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we give you a summer soundtrack, featuring music by Beck, Etta James, Dr. Dog, Salt-N-Pepa, Eels and others.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

"Ballad Of An Easy Rider" - A Playlist For Dennis Hopper

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Dennis Hopper struck me as a remarkable and fascinating man to be around. He may never have been seen as a King like Elvis, but as an actor and an artist, he was a real prince, and an inspiring comeback story.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

A Time for War, A Time for Peace Prizes

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

The Nobel Committee's puzzling decision to award President Obama with the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize inspired me to return to Ecclesiastes.

Compact Reviews Of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care #4

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: The Beastie Boys, Harry Connick, Jr., Eddie & the Hot Rods, David Gray, Manassas, Monsters of Folk, Pearl Jam.

Beatles For Sale, John Leckie Interview on The Stone Roses, This Week's New Albums, plus Scott Weiland, Jason Mraz, and Glee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the release of stereo and mono box sets, individual album reissues, and their own edition of Rock Band, The Beatles finally have stepped into the 21st century in a major way.

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Third Eye Blind "Don't Believe A Word," plus The Jayhawks, Genesis, and Peanuts 1960's Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wanted to create a video that actually represented Third Eye Blind," says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter for Third Eye Blind.

HuffPost Review: Pete Yorn -- Back & Fourth

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back & Fourth is on course as one of the best albums of 2009.

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.

Reflections on Graham Nash's Reflections Box Set

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Nash's trademark high harmony vocals and impressive writing talents fluidly traverse the box set's newly-mastered, 64 tracks with career highlights... and remixes galore.

A Sane Holiday Gift Guide: Great Books/CDs/DVDs, Made By People For People, Most Under $20

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

I refuse to contribute to the gloom by suggesting that you scribble gift cards for free backrubs to your loved ones.

40 Years Of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Decades before Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Son Volt and The Jayhawks re-introduced and expanded the parameters of roots-rock, there was a scrappy little group, originally hailing from El Cerrito, California.