You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
From pulling needles full of dope out of Iggy Pop's arm just before showtime and helping turn Jim Morrison into a sex symbol (becoming Morrison's sworn enemy in the process), to unleashing the Ramones upon the world and later becoming one of the globe's leading music journalists, Danny Fields has be ... More >>
Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>
Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has recently enjoyed his time in the sun for being (A) a 2008 Nobel prize-winner, (B) correct about a bunch of things, (C) smacking down flashy upstart Andrew Ross Sorkin. All of which are beside those times Loudon Wainwr ... More >>
She was responsible for the Mountain City Four, the McGarrigle Sisters, "Cool River," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" cover, a 1994 Order of Canada, the country's Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2004, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright, children of her marriage to Loudon Wainwright ... More >>
Two years ago, William Bowers compiled this playlist. Any further additions?
This holiday's abstract mandate can be sorta barren for us patriotically-challenged atheist vegetarians who maintain cosmic equidistance from our bloodkin. The term for it is even weird: "Thanksgiving" is a syntactical c ... More >>
--Tickets for the October 16-18 New Yorker Festival, which will feature plenty of musicians--Neko Case, Bon Iver, Loudon Wainwright III, Ian Hunter, Jace Clayton, and Melvin Gibbs, to name a few----and a really ace concert at the Bell House with Liturgy and Dirty Projectors, are on sale now. ... More >>
The New Yorker Festival, the annual and upwardly-mobilely priced arts and culture series, has announced most of its 2009 line-up. The relevant, music-related graf in the press release: "Pop-music offerings will include interviews with and performances by Neko Case, Bon Iver, Steve Earle, an ... More >>
Next week, Regina Spektor will release her first new album in three years. What we've heard of Far is more cinematic than her often bare 2006 breakthrough, Begin to Hope, which may or may not be a good thing. Take a peek at the Beacon tonight.
Loudon Wainwright III, patriarch of the venerated Wai ... More >>