Tuesday, November 25 2008
How the Beatles fell into avant garde hell with 1968’s unreleased Wide Album.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
Dweezil Zappa has spent the last several years of his life reviving the music of his father, the late Frank Zappa. Why now?
Tuesday, November 20 2007
In 1967-68, The Rascals were on top of the pop charts. So they decided to use their power to take a stand on Civil Rights. That’s when the problems started.
Thursday, November 1 2007
Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue, released 30 years ago, is majestic and haunting, a work as rich and complex as almost anything the Beach Boys released. So why is it out of print?
Monday, April 23 2007
When musicians go postal, the results can be fascinating: crazy, explosive works of art spring forth and cause record-company executives to cringe and casual fans to cower.
Monday, March 17 2008
Well-written, well-played, but perhaps too well-groomed.
Thursday, February 28 2008
What does it say about the industry when model Carla Bruni's CD has more artist involvement – and merit – than that of "real" pop stars?
Thursday, February 21 2008
In which the Champaign, Illinois trio steps away from indie rock and jumps headlong into…indie pop.
Thursday, February 14 2008
With its third release, ZOX makes the great CD its previous efforts only hinted at.
Sunday, February 10 2008
Tasty acoustic blues -- finger-pickin’ good.