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Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Chats with Pat Metheny, John Butler and Declan O'Rourke, Plus Dukes of September, Stone Cold Fox and Bike For Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Conversations With Stone Temple Pilot's Chester Bennington, Gavin DeGraw and Boz Scaggs, Plus a Pillars And Tongues Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We're having a lot of fun, we've been very, very productive creatively, we have a lot of great music that we're still working on and here to put out as fast as possible and we're playing shows and all of this is happening as Linkin Park is working on our next record."

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

As the 'Mood Swings' Tour Opens, a Conversation With Steely Dan's Donald Fagen

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan is proving itself one of the 21st century's most consistent, and unfailingly impressive, touring acts.

Kenny Vance's Acapella Album Lovingly Revisits 1950s Music

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Kenny Vance put together the Planotones to revive the unadorned harmonies and delicate, almost-ghostly vocals of 1950s-era urban, street-corner doo-wop music. He's carved out a niche career doing so, the highlight of which has been his lovely modern doo-wop song "Looking for an Echo."

Memphis: A Conversation With Boz Scaggs, Plus The Stone Foxes "Cotto" Video Exclusive, and Hey Marseilles Makes an Album

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Best 12 Albums for 2012

Dusty Wright | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Wasn't easy to whittle this list down to 10, let alone 11, so I picked 12 for 12-12-12. A few of these selections were last minute additions that knocked two other picks out of top spots.

Dog Ears Music: Regrets & Resolution, Part III

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Lester Young, Passion Pit, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson and more.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment

As this week comes to a close, it seems the newest batch of music and movies have proved successful in motivating a new roll of disappointing reviews....

Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers

Joan K. Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?

Sunken Condos: A Conversation With Donald Fagen & Michael Leonhart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'

Dog Ears Music: What We Really Want For ChristmasChanukahKwanzaa

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Bronski Beat, Cheap Trick, Hafdis Huld, The Beatles, and other artists.

Catnip for Steely Dan Fans -- Ten Days at NYC's Beacon

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan, which has morphed from a strictly-studio act into touring road warriors over the past ten years -- with a steady group of veteran band members, no less -- inspires a Dead-esque fan passion that no distance will deter.

"Don't Touch Me There": Mood Music for Your Next TSA Pat-Down

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

The TSA is apparently taking a very hands-on approach to airport security these days with their new and supposedly improved pat-downs. Here then is some loosely fitting mood music for your next airport close encounter.

Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

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.

Steely Dan Does It Again

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Steely Dan wraps up its series of New York concerts (the Rent Party '09 Tour) at the Beacon Theatre this week proving that their music remains as timeless as ever.