2 months ago | Country
Country star Eric Church, the genre's most defiant rockist, calls to mind one of Groucho Marx's best lines: Gentlemen, he may talk like a rebel, and brand himself to look like a rebel, and his rebellious tendencies may be lauded by the music press...
5 months ago | Country
If you want to understand Kenny Chesney's popularity — the ten straight No. 1 albums, the football-stadium tours, the dedication he inspires in his fans and the antipathy he provokes in just about everyone else — cue up Cosmic Hallelujah, his new ...
6 months ago | Books
The first 37 pages of Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen's enthusiastic, sprawling autobiography, amble through a typical life in suburban New Jersey, with the organizational help of chapters aptly titled "The Irish," "The Italians," and "The Church."...
6 months ago | Interviews
For Xavier Dphrepaulezz, the most crucial music venue in America is not a rock club in Brooklyn or a disco in L.A. but a small cubicle in the corner of NPR's office in Washington, D.C. It was from there, last spring, that the 49-year-old father fr...
7 months ago | Film and TV
Where were you when you learned that you'd be making your DJ debut at the biggest rave of the year? And that said rave was only eight hours away? Ethan, the sheepish main character of Netflix's straight-to-streaming EDM movie XOXO, gets ...
7 months ago | Interviews
By December, the temperature in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has usually dropped below freezing, and Williams College undergrads have left for warmer climes. But in December of 2014, Nandi Rose Plunkett, the main force behind the Brooklyn trio Hal...