Rush fans have been very angry for a very long time. Not at the long-lived Canadian prog-rock trio--no, they worship them unequivocally. The "world's biggest cult band" has a fanatical following heavily composed of dudes, and in the last decade, those dudes have been pissed, ranting about the Rock a ... More >>
Dent May's output can be divided into two distinct halves: biting, old-timey sardonicism (2009's stripped-down, snark-soaked The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele) and clear-eyed, enabling positivism (2012's synth-heavy, ukulele-free Do Things). A gentlemanly uber-pop classi ... More >>
Matthew E. White, whose band opens for each of the Mountain Goats' four consecutive New York City shows this weekend (and who composed the horn arrangements for the new Goats album, Transcendental Youth), wrote a letter and slipped it into each vinyl copy of his debut album. "It is regional music," ... More >>
Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>
Etta James used to tell a story about meeting Billie Holiday in which Holiday told herfatherless wild child to fatherless wild childnot to let the bad men and drugs that were going to come her way destroy her. Something about that brief conversation must've stuck, because despit ... More >>
Georgia, Ira, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, leading a drummer summit. Pics by Liz Clayton, more below.Yo La Tengo/The National
Wednesday, December 8
Better than: The other seven nights, kinda.
Nels Cline sitting in Tuesday was pretty sweet. Ditto Jeff Tweedy a few nights earl ... More >>
"Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
With some smart-ass New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well, he may be a fool but he's our fool..."
-- Randy Newman, "Rednecks"
Last week, fresh from winning the GOP nomination for Senator Jim ... More >>
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Weep No More, My Lady
Author: W.E. Debnam
Publisher: The Graphic Press, Raleigh, North Carolina
Date: 1950 ... More >>