Steve Winwood

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    February 12, 2014

    Six Badass Flute Bands That Aren't Jethro Tull

    I remember in the sixth grade when we were all arbitrarily assigned instruments to learn. It was hell for broke parents who were now forced to buy or rent instruments they knew were just going to collect dust in a broom closet. And it was hell for us kids, because when you are a young boy, everythin ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Singles By Year, 1979-2013

    Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes: "I'm Not Familiar with Anybody Else Doing a Record Like This"

    It began during Grammy Week. The members of Gov't Mule had convened in L.A. to see one of their own, frontman Warren Haynes, accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for his other band, the Allman Brothers. And while everyone was in town, they decided to jam out some new helpings of their signature brand ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    A Paul Weller Playlist: His 10 Best Songs

    It seems safe to say that Paul Weller's been on something of a creative roll of late. Indeed, his last two albums--2010's Wake Up the Nation and last year's Sonik Kicks--are not only his two finest solo albums, but contain some of the most vibrant and experimental material of a long and illustrious ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" Is The Ultimate Anti-Jam Of The Summer

    This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    The Grammys' 53 Record Of The Year Winners, In Order

    53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" [1991] 52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" [1968] 51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" [1975] 50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" [1999] 49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" [1966] 48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Bon Iver: Super, Natural

    Stretching Justin Vernon's sound into the widescreen format

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    April 27, 2010

    Nikon at Jones Beach 2010 Summer Schedule Proves, Once Again, That All Under-40 Adult New Yorkers Are Drunks

    Jones Beach With the Rihanna/Ke$ha bill already announced for Nikon at Jones Beach Theater this summer, a pop-superheroine double-threat that Nicki Minaj sadly abandoned, there was a momentary glimmer of possibility that the Lon Guyland outdoor amphitheater's other bookings would give metropolitan ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Ron Wood Up on Assault Charges

    ​if you've got "Wood" in your name, maybe you should just take the week off. Following the affairs L'Tiger, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones has been arrested for assault in Claygate, UK. Cops -- 'scuse us, constables -- say the 62-year-old Wood's arrest was "in connection with a domestic incide ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Tonight! Gil, Elvis, and, If You Must, the Decemberists

    The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron spoke for the wretched of the earth-- his concocted third-world revolution was fearsome enough to stand in for the real thing. Since denying the addictive properties of cocaine in 2001, the spoken-word artist has been in and out of prison on drug-related charges, resu ... More >>

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    August 15, 2006

    Billie in a Bottle

    On Xtina's noble but knuckleheaded plea for diva greatness

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    December 30, 2003
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    September 9, 2003

    Everything's on Sale

    Universal Reversals, Webcast Battles, RIAA-Safe Tuneage

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    December 11, 2001
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    February 8, 2000
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    August 17, 1999