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Lovesick Blues: A Conversation with Chris Stamey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.

Still a Wizard, a True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "Starlight" (Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"

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.

Ten Grime Tracks of the Last Decade

Joseph Patterson | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Patterson

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One More Once: A Listen Back at the Records That Made 2010 More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

As a cranky, sleep-deprived new parent in the throes of box sets by hipsters, I declared (on Twitter, no less) that there was absolutely no need for me to hear Kanye's latest magnum opus. Until I heard a track on YouTube.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Sixty-Eight

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

This week, Paul Westerberg, Skip James, Sara Watkins, The Manikins, XTC, and Bootsy Collins.

"Heroes": A Farewell Playlist For Comic-Con 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I really think this year was the most fun that I've had yet not attending Comic-Con. Apparently, I'm such an actual un-ironic geek that no one thought to invite me along to make the big pilgrimage with them.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

Author (Still) Unknown: The Brilliant Music and Star-Crossed Career of Jason Falkner

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you amassed a decent music collection during the '90s and '00s, then there's a good chance you own at least one record on which Jason Falkner has played, written or produced.

Beatles For Sale, John Leckie Interview on The Stone Roses, This Week's New Albums, plus Scott Weiland, Jason Mraz, and Glee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the release of stereo and mono box sets, individual album reissues, and their own edition of Rock Band, The Beatles finally have stepped into the 21st century in a major way.

Hello It's Me, Todd Rundgren: A Digital Chat With a Wizard, a True Star

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I hit up Todd Rundgren, the brilliantly talented singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer-arranger and part-time cult superstar, with a few questions about this upcoming theatrical endeavor.

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.