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Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: On Robert Dick

Daniel Asia | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I first met Robert Dick -- flutist, composer, improviser- when starting my graduate work at the Yale School of Music. He had finished up already but was very much in the mix of the musical scene.

In the Windy City, Part II

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Orchestras are running scared these days, with some going bankrupt, locked out, downsized or having their seasons shortened. Actually, you could say something similar of the entire classical music world. To counteract this, various scenarios are being attempted.

The Mystical John Zorn

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

John Zorn has been an inspiration and an influence for me for over 30 years since I first heard his brazenly original music on the Lower East Side. He was making insanity, but insanity that made sense with duck calls and his sax.

Helping To Comfort: Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Gets an Album

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

I have been walking the streets singing the phrase, "We're Gonna Die!" Trust me, I am not crazy

10 Amazing Pop Songs & Ballads You May Have Missed

Ira Israel | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

Over the years I've collected 23,503 songs according to my iTunes account and below are ten recordings that I doubt many of you have ever heard but I think you will enjoy.

A Different Time: A Conversation With John Medeski, Chatting With 2Cellos, and Thom Chacon's "Chasing The Pain" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Singer-songwriter Thom Chacon has elevated his poignant Americana sound alongside that of John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, to name but three. Like Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, Chacon's characters face hard times and desperation.

Wild Man, Iconoclast, Dreamer: 60 on John Zorn at 60

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

Categorizing John Zorn is next to impossible, as many of his friends know.

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys, Billy Preston, Hank Williams and more.

'Werk! The Armitage Gone Variety Show'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Karole Armitage is, to put it bluntly, a force of nature. The prolific choreographer has been labeled the "punk ballerina" by countless publications, ...

For The Benefit Of Tuli Kupferberg

Michael Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

For those who trot out the tired cliché of hippies morphing into stockbrokers, check out the Fugs. No sell-out here.

Global Beat Fusion: Small Labels Living Large

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derek Beres

While the media focuses on the music industry fallout, the fortunate side of the debacle is that music itself is doing fine. In fact, music is doing wonderfully.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Seventy-Five

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

This week's column features Cage The Elephant, Shuggie Otis, The Fall, Moby, John Zorn and Simon Jeffes.