While the name Lee “Scratch” Perry will no doubt be familiar to reggae fans (as well as more devout followers of The Clash and The Beastie Boys), his influence on modern music, and reggae in particular, is underestimated. A new documentary called The Upsetter plans to change that, spreading the gospel of Perry, one of […]
Find out who our blogger Jeremy Freed thinks gets it right in recreating vintage aesthetics in music.
Musician-activist, a k a The Nightwatchman—whose new CD is “World Wide Rebel Songs”—explains how the injustices in the world have made it into his music and shares what the soundtrack for the nation’s current progressive struggle should include.
The rock pioneer discusses his latest projects, including the song he wrote for the new film Machine Gun Preacher, “The Keeper,” which is on his new CD, “Songbook.”
The seven-time Grammy Award-winning superstar—whose new CD is “Miss Little Havana”—shares how she’s been able to balance her career with raising children and reflects on her 33-year marriage.
The “singer’s singer” discusses Amy Winehouse, whose last recorded song is on his new CD, “Duets II,” and shares the one regret he has about the time he spent with the late songstress.
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I was looking over my posts recently, and I realized I post a lot of videos. Specifically, a lot of music videos. There are a couple of reasons for this. Primarily, if I’m talking about a TV show, film or musical act, there’s really no better way to show them at their best. Almost as […]
The singer-songwriter discusses the delicate ruthlessness that it took to record classical songs—as she did for her latest CD “Night of Hunters”—and the courage that she mustered to “mess with the masters.” She also performs a track from the new album.
The jazz great—and recently named 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient—talks about his new album “Road Shows, Vol. 2” and explains why, at age 81, he still practices every day.