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Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Live Recordings Discovered After Nearly Fifty Years Are Unearthed From Tokyo’s Famed New Latin Quarter AMERICAN LEGENDS NAT “KING” COLE, NANCY WILSON, CHUBBY CHECKER, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND MORE RETURN TO BILLBOARD JAZZ CHARTS AT #9 WITH ‘THE BEST OF NEW LATIN QUARTER, JAZZ & BLUES, VOL. ONE’ Nearly fifty years after American legends […]

Amanda Palmer Starring As Emcee in New Production of Cabaret

Amanda Palmer Starring As Emcee in New Production of Cabaret

Amanda Palmer is a true artist; it’s tough to pin her down because she’s always reinventing herself. One moment she’s a Dresden Doll, then she’s a conjoined twin, next she’s plunking out Radiohead covers on a ukulele, and now she’s playing The Emcee in the American Repertory Theater production of Cabaret. Yes, all of your coke-addled […]

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

100% of every donation goes to provide funds for Nuçi’s Space Enter online or via postal mail. All entries must be received by September 30, 2010. The good ol’ boys from Athens, GA have always been geniuses at keepin’ it real. This contest is “real” on many levels: it proves just how much they adore […]

Springsteen Documentary Features Previously Unseen Studio Footage

Springsteen Documentary Features Previously Unseen Studio Footage

Film focuses on the making of a singular classic Springsteen album The forthcoming Bruce Springsteen documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town opens with spare but powerful imagery: black and white footage of a young Springsteen working in the studio on his landmark 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of […]

News: Bob Dylan Launches Major Art Show

News: Bob Dylan Launches Major Art Show

Exhibit in Denmark features paintings of Brazil (Image © Bob Dylan, courtesy of SMK Foto) Bob Dylan, who has been painting since the 1960s (he created the cover of the Band’s Music From Big Pink) will have new paintings and drawings on display at Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst September 4th through January 30th. “It […]

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

A new Elvis Costello record is always a cause for celebration. So, raise a glass with us and bask in the imminent sonic genius that is Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, aka Elvis Costello. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Elvis Costello’s National Ransom Set For Release November 2nd, […]

Spellbinding Sarah Harmer Sets Fall U.S Tour Dates In Support Of “Bright And Contagious”

Spellbinding Sarah Harmer Sets Fall U.S Tour Dates In Support Of “Bright And Contagious”

Mesmerizing singer and songwriter Sarah Harmer has confirmed extensive U.S. tour dates with her 4-piece band through the fall. It’s her first major tour since the release of ‘oh little fire,’ which American Songwriter called “her most powerful recording so far.” Of a recent performance at Canada’s Hillside Festival, AOL Spinner wrote that Harmer’s “virtuosity […]

News: Truth & Salvage Co.’s Tim Jones files lawsuit against Marriott Hotels

News: Truth & Salvage Co.’s Tim Jones files lawsuit against Marriott Hotels

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. SINGER/SONGWRITER FILES SUIT AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTEL CORPORATION AFTER BEING ASSAULTED, ARRESTED, AND JAILED FOR “TRESPASSING” IN HIS OWN HOTEL ROOM According to a recent lawsuit filed in Tulare County California, Tim Jones–one of the four singers/songwriters of the musical group TRUTH & SALVAGE COMPANY–was shaken awake and ripped from his bed […]

News: Inaugural Portland Folk Festival 2010 – Starts Aug. 19!

News: Inaugural Portland Folk Festival 2010 – Starts Aug. 19!

— August 19 – 22, 2010 — The inaugural Portland Folk Festival kicks off this Thursday! As of August 16th, 2010, full-festival badges are $40 for four days, 20 venues and over 60 bands in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Do Pacific Northwesterners know how to put on a show or what! With a lineup including Kimya […]

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Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed

Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed

Composed by Rosanne Cash (Viking, 2010) Rosanne Cash, firstborn child of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian, was a writer long before she became a musician, singer and songwriter. A light went on with the assignment of a seventh-grade English project for which she created an original metaphor. When revisiting that […]

Rare short film by Exene Cervenka & Modi Frank, starring Kevin Costner — proceeds go to Gulf Coast aid orgs.

Rare short film by Exene Cervenka & Modi Frank, starring Kevin Costner — proceeds go to Gulf Coast aid orgs.

Who doesn’t love a good Western shoot-em-up silent movie? Back in the mid-1980s, director Modi Frank and X frontwoman Exene Cervenka got a bunch of their pals together and made a short film. Bad Day includes a star-studded cast of punk rockers (John Doe plays a tripped-out priest!), the author of the book Dances with […]

Detroit Cobras working on new album — enjoy “As Long As I Have You” until then

Detroit Cobras working on new album — enjoy “As Long As I Have You” until then

We love the retro-garage-punk-mostly-cover band The Detroit Cobras, and rumor has it they’re working on a new album. (How’s that for a hyphen-happy sentence!) Enjoy this video in spectacularly gritty black and white as they grind through ass-shaking power chords and thumping beats. Taped at the Detroit All Star Revue, they performed this classic Garnett […]

Junior League Band’s Jelly Roll released today, NPR interview with Lissy Rosemont

Junior League Band’s Jelly Roll released today, NPR interview with Lissy Rosemont

We love The Junior League Band (check out our exclusive interview with founder Lissy Rosemont) and salute the release of their third full-length release, Jelly Roll, with this NPR broadcast reported by Lissy’s fiance, Mike Melia! Take a look — we think you’ll love this band as much as we do.