James A. Cosby
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Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. His first book is DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL (McFarland & Company, Inc.), available on Amazon, and was excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh and below at “More Features”). Jim has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and his work has appeared in various outlets such as Curator magazine online and Gonzo Today, and he previously wrote for MusicOMH.com. Jim can be contacted at JimCosby01@Yahoo.com.

Features // 11 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles

Andrew W.K. Breaks Out of His Shell | 11 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

Andrew W.K. talks about making life choices, his "life-force", the yearning to connect with fellow humans, the church, and some of the early rock gods.

Metallica Is Back: They Never Were the Bad Guys | 12 Jan 2017 // 9:30 PM

Metallica's already huge legacy is solidifying, and history is treating them quite well.


Made in America Festival 2015 | 19 Oct 2015 // 4:43 AM

Even though it is on Labor Day and it is called “Made in America", this fest has nothing to do with manufacturing jobs. Instead, this is Jay Z’s vision of a new – or renewed – sense of patriotism.

Dave Chappelle: 21 December 2013 - Philadelphia, PA | 14 Jan 2014 // 3:00 AM

Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

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"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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