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Dog Ears Music: Mama Taught Me Better Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pigmeat Terry, Ruth Brown, The Decemberists, and more.

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

Dog Ears Music: The Gold, Silver and Bronze Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Donnas, The Carl Stalling Project, Gomez, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Dr. John and more.

The Decemberists Exclusive, Chatting With John Wesley Harding, Thomas Dolby and Stephen Kellogg, Plus Dancing With StevieMix

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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On the Culture Front: Newport Folk Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's an aura around the Newport Folk Festival that intrigues me -- this is the place after all where Bob Dylan was booed off the stage for going electric -- so I decided to check it out this year.

Snobs in Hippieville: Our Guide to the 38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Erin Barnes | Posted 08.03.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Music festivals are much like the Boy Scouts in that it's very important to be prepared. Here's how we have prepared ourselves for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 16th-19th.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 177

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Moby, and more.

WATCH: Denver's Weekly Concert Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Big-name acts descend on Denver this week for what figures to be one of the best weeks for concerts in some time. The Decemberists, Interpol, Cotton ...

A Turning of the Seasons: The King Is Dead by The Decemberists

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

I'm not sure if this is The Decemberists' best album. But there's not a bad song in the bunch here, and it's clear The King Is Dead captures this Aughties folk-rock band hitting a groove.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

In the dead of winter, great music is busting through the frozen underground. The mainstream acts may be arriving soon, but this week it's a perfect storm of indie bliss.

Art, Russia, And Rock 'n' Roll: Five Questions for Carson Ellis

Allison K Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allison K Gibson

"I was not a very ambitious kid," says Carson Ellis as she begins what she calls the "unconventional" tale of how she came to be a professional illust...

Decemberists Singer Colin Meloy To Write Children's Series

NPR | Robin Hilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HarperCollins has signed Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy to a deal to write three novels for middle-school students....

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.

HuffPost Review: The Decemberists -- The Hazards Of Love

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Verena von Pfetten

It's what frontman Colin Meloy did so well on past albums -- marrying an infectious melody with his lyrical and instrumental peccadilloes -- that makes this album listenable and loveable.