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A Man Called (Self) Destruction -- The Life and Music of Alex Chilton

Binky Philips | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When I was running the East Village record store, St Mark's Sounds in the 1980s, Alex Chilton's EP, "Like Flies On Sherbert" [sic] was a record we'd throw on the turntable when we wanted to drive 80+ people crazy on a Saturday afternoon.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 302

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Chris Bell, Maria Creuza, Dirty Projectors, Illinois Jacquet, and more.

Dog Ears Music: 'Don't Go Near the Water' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by The Beach Boys, Beck, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Passion Pit, Phosphorescent, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and more

Dog Ears Music: Near Miss Day (Swoooh!) Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Laura Veirs, Elliott Smith, David Bowie, Bobby Womack, Mimicking Birds and more.

This Evolution Won't Be Televised

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Jason Stanford

The arc of history is long and bends toward progress, but it usually starts in a bad place. Former congressman Chris Bell knows this, because he went through his own reevaluation on gay marriage.

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Today we review music by Tom Waits, Lupe Fiasco, Stars, Joni Mitchell and others.

Jason Cherkis

Court Records, Depositions Show Mitt Romney May Have Saved One Job: Rick Perry's

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an increasingly bitter Republican presidential primary, Gov. Rick Perry has made his record of job creation a top selling point for t...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 160

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

This week, we feature music from Animal Kingdom, Holopaw, Chris Bell, and more.

Remembering Alex Chilton: Icon and Iconoclast

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Alex Chilton died yesterday, but the guy that rock fans worshipped -- the musician who almost 40 years ago founded Big Star, and in the process helped give birth to power-pop and alternative rock -- died decades ago.

HuffPost Reviews: Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Genesis, and Chris Bell, Plus an Interview with Jason Mraz, This Week's New Albums, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sounding warmer and the most at home with her recordings since the mid-seventies, Barbra Streisand, the 67-year-old vocalist-supreme, at last reclaims the musical territory she reigned over in the sixties.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, for Those Who Still Care: #3

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: Big Star, Ace Frehley, Gordan Gano, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, Mark Knopfler, Living Colour, The Phantom Movers and Muse.

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Renee Fleming, Kid Cudi, Sony Legacy, The Pointer Sisters, Kanye West, Brendan Benson, Scarlett Johansson, Ying Yang Twins, Rob Blackledge, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaekrs, Trick Daddy, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Bobby Read, One Tree Hill, Joe Wilson, Yes, John Christian Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Vern Gosdin, Manic Street Preachers, Wbcn, John Fogerty, Muse, Goalie, Bill Medley, Columbia Records, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Robbie Robertson, William and Mary, Men at Work, Williamsburg, VIncent Moon, Flo Rida, Shudder to Think, Soccer, Donnie McClurkin, Disney, Cab Calloway, Jack DeJohnette, Medicaid, American Idol, Outloud!, 429 Records, Colin Hay, Verve Forecast, Social Security, Elliott Smith, BBC Radio, The Lovemakers, Peter Yorn, The Raconteurs, RCA Records, Ne-Yo, Something to Burn, Shadows Fall, The Band of Heathens, Uncle Kracker, Matthew Sweet, Gary Go, Dappled Cities, Grey's Anatomy, Atlantic Records, Cy Coleman, Alex Chilton, Adriel Harris, Matt Chamberlain, Ahmet Ertegun, Q-Tip, Mason Jennings, The Black Dahlia Murders, Living Colour, Michael Raphael, Stax, Beyonce, J.T. Taylor, John Mayall, Mark Knopfler, Patrick Warren, Ricky Scaggs, Boston College, The Grateful Dead, Jody Stephens, Bill Evans, Tom Russell, Golden Smog, Clive David, Jupiter One, Randy Newman, Robert Hunter, Power Pop, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Infected Mushroom, Eurythmics, Andy Hummel, Jon Auer, Levon Helm, Christian McBride, John Sebastian, Tina Sinatra, Aiden Brown, Phish, Sony Music, Royal Bangs, John King, Grace Potter, Peter Buck, Graham Albert, My Morning Jacket, The Peace Corps, Jeremiah, Santana, G.I. Bill, Steve Winwood, Big Pun, Rob Kemp, David Sylvain, Chris Knight, Doug Derryberry, That Noise, Lyfe Jennings, Honor Society, Sonny Emory, Entertainment News, Gordon Gano, Blake Mills, Jack Lawrence, Chris Bell, Frank Sinatra, E Street Band, Jefferson Airplane, Trey Songz, Eric Clapton, The Righteous Brothers, Chip deMatteo, Thomas Newman, Jer Coons, Arnold Schoenberg, Bill Lloyd, Barry White, Keith Sykes, Nancy Sinatra, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Orange, Paolo Nutini, The Beatles, Big Star, Anvil, Nashville, Air Supply, Frank Sinatra Jr., Chad Smith, Wwf, Dada Life, Porcupine Tree, Peter Bernhard, Ace Frehley, The Grates, Revolutionary War, Butterfly Boucher, The Elms, The Shawshank Redemption, Medicare, Kurt Carr, Bobby Labonte, Marie Digby, Stars of Track and Filed, Afghan Whigs, Simian Mobile Disco, Americana, The Rifles, Mary J. Blige, The 69 Eyes, Al Albert, Memphis, Savoy Brown, Dreamworks, Every Time I Die, George Jones, Nina Simone, Big Scoop, Lady GaGa, Ardent Studios, Cain's Offering, R.E.M., Moneen, Kroq, Rubik, Kittie, Cornwallis, Dodos, All-4-One, Megadeth, Sonos, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

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.

New Tunes On Monday: Wilco, The Mars Volta, Don Henley and Christina Courtin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The songs on Wilco's self-titled album are laden with fat, beefy hooks although there isn't the usual amount of boundary pushing here.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

2006 Texas Gubernatorial General Election:
Perry (R-i) vs Bell (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TX-Gov: Perry vs Bell