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July 8, 1967: The Who's First Concert in New York City

Binky Philips | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The Who's music/act was almost a weapon. They took the stage with something akin to an invasion/occupation. It was theirs now until they didn't want it anymore.

Chatting with Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents at Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone and Rainbow Chan Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview.

Revisiting Woodstock With Richie Havens

Henry Miller | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Henry Miller

Richie Havens' two-hour performance had opened the Woodstock festival, and he had improvised his way into history singing "Freedom", which would become arguably the signature performance of the event. Forty years later, he was still just as dynamic and compelling onstage.

Time to Renounce the 'War on Terror'

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" is now engaged in various forms of military intervention in an estimated two-dozen countries, killing and maiming uncounted civilians while creating new enemies.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Best Albums Of 2010. NO Really!

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Throughout the year I've posted daily doses of music commentary and record reviews over at Burning Wood. I try to be honest and shoot from the hip. So...

The Alpha and the Omega of the Aquarian Age

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Although the cliché is that it's hard to imagine Woodstock happened that long ago, I find it hard to imagine that those three days of peace and music happened so recently.

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.

It Takes The Village: Interviews with Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Timmins, John Oates, Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, Steve Berlin, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's a little surprising that until now, no one has put together a tribute album to folk's fertile days in New York's Greenwich Village.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Thank God It's Thursday: Oklahoma's College of Rock with Scott Booker, Raphael Saadiq's New Video, Rhino's Digital 45s, More Woodstock, The Bee Gees, and Kimya Dawson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Built on the whole School of Rock phenomenon, the University of Central Oklahoma has a new music division that teaches all aspects of popular music such as performance, production and business affairs.

An Insider's (AKA Commie Jew's) Perspective on Pete Seeger's Birthday Concert!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katie Halper

Show starts. Native American Indian Cultural Alliance. I'm nervous that Pete will be a no show and is using concert to highlight the exploitation of Native Americans a la Marlon Brando at the 1973 Oscars.

Springsteen Leads Star-Studded 90th Birthday Concert For Pete Seeger

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — A star-studded medley of musical guests played tribute to Pete Seeger at a benefit concert for the legendary folk singer's 90th birth...