5 years ago | Interviews
A puckering wit and more than 20,000 followers - those are the only facts we know about the Twitter account @Discographies, where the author summarizes the entire catalogue of a renowned singer or band in 140 characters or fewer. Enlivening a less...
6 years ago
At the start, there's a two-minute ovation just for her posture. Grace Jones is a former model—though we're all a model of something, aren't we?—and the fashion-daft crowd at the Hammerstein Showroom Ballroom celebrates her for maintai...
11 years ago
With their tweed coats, reading glasses, and hip-length braids, the wizards honored on April 27 at "New Music, New York + 25" looked like beloved humanities professors and wacky aunts. The average age of Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Mon...
13 years ago
"Nobody cares like I do/What can I do?" Bryan Ferry warbles on "Goddess of Love," from the British singer's new album, Frantic. A bewitched plaint about Marilyn Monroe, the song first depicts her in familiar terms as glamorous but lonely, then add...
15 years ago
"We believe that God can be praised in any language, and any style," Lennox O. Royer, a singer, bandleader, and reverend, says with a heavy Caribbean accent and a smile. His group, the Direct Messengers Band, doesn't fit any iconic notion of black...
16 years ago
Editor's note: Ian Dury died at approximately 8:30 a.m. March 27 in London, some five years after he was first diagnosed with cancerpeacefully, surrounded by his family, and, his manager told us, with a smile on his face. Thus he beat the fo...