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Elliott Smith

Heaven Adores You, Elliott Smith: An Interview with Filmmakers Nickolas Dylan Rossi and Kevin Moyer

Logan Lynn | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

A stunning new documentary, Heaven Adores You, about the life and music of Elliott Smith, has just started making the festival rounds. I had the pleasure of privately screening the film this past week.

Watch The Trailer For The Elliott Smith Documentary

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Heaven Adores You," the intimate documentary about Elliott Smith's life and legacy, debuts May 5 at the San Francisco International Film Festival, bu...

Dog Ears Music: Ghosts and Candy

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 David Condos, Big Maybelle, Faust, Elliott Smith, The Bar-Kays, Ra Ra Riot, and more.

Five of Elliott Smith's Most Underrated, Timeless Songs

Jen Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jen Brown

Elliott Smith died 10 years ago on October 21. The influence of his music is so huge to so many people that imagining the world without his music is difficult.

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Handcuffed Madonna Covers Elliott Smith As Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Performance art is to celebrities what YouTube videos are to adorable cat owners -- neither parties are forced to partake in their respective activiti...

Dog Ears Music: After Independence Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elliott Smith, The Clash, Bix Beiderbecke, and Elton John.

Dog Ears Music: Taxes and Other Misfortunes Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Sophie Tucker, 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.

Dog Ears Music: Be Humble Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Libertines, Clancy Eccles, Deer Tick, Norah Jones, Rush and more.

WATCH: Lost Footage Of Elliott Smith Performance Unearthed

Posted 01.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Lost performance footage of the late indie rocker Elliott Smith surfaced on YouTube Thursday, and fans will shed a tear listening to the crooner perfo...

Dog Ears Music: Fireworks, Independence and Road Rage Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Elliott Smith, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Portugal. The Man, Voxtrot, Joy Division and more.

Rare Elliott Smith Track Discovered

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

"Misery Let Me Down" sounds like an Elliott Smith song you might have heard before, but chances are, you haven't. Smith performed the song in 1997...

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we review albums by Whitney Houston, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Elliott Smith, Marc Broude and more.

Dog Ears Music: Boulevard of Independence Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Moby, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Springsteen, Bjork and more.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Interview With Brad Mehldau on the Art of Solo Piano

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I have interviewed the virtuosic pianist Brad Melhdau many times over the years. But this is the first time we focus exclusively on his approach to his solo work.

Dog Ears Music: 'Tis The Season Playlist

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

It's not just the thought that counts; it's the overview of how each year we repeat the journey home. And on the return -- our jeans a little tighter, the déjà vu unpleasantries of travel; all a mere blip, as in the end we still do anything to come home to our loved ones.

Dog Ears Music: Ghostlike

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 Ladytron, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Swift, and The Sex Pistols, among others.

Astoria Characters: The Hot Chicks in the Cool Band

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Mortally wounded by a love gone wrong, Jamie Stellini decided to wear her heart on her rhythm guitar and chronicle her feelings with chord and chorus for a year and post everything on the Internet.

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.

My Favorite Records of the Decade

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Nothing has given me more pleasure this year and this decade than music. It's my therapist, joy, shoulder, understanding and just about everything else that compliments the emotions.

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
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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.

Get Your Folk On: Jeff Hanson At Schubas

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's not insulting to point out to Minnesota folk-rocker Jeff Hanson his musical similarity to Elliott Smith, but it's wrong to suggest he's a warmed-...