Articles tagged alejandro escovedo, street songs of love, tony visconti, chuck prophet, bruce springsteen, ian hunter

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

It sounds beautifully naïve - the notion that if one man could get everyone in the world to sing together, there’d be a

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Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal

A poetic country-gone-glam gem, the latest in Alejandro Escovedo's legendary alt-country career finds him chronicling the stories and characters of his past as a way to live in the present.

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Flying Alone: Edward Hopper and America’s Night Side

Isolation is more than being alone. That is why the greatest and most discomforting presentation of isolation can be found in Hopper's paintings that include more than one person.

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Jon Dee Graham Swept Away: A Rock and Roll Documentary

Part portrait-of-the-artist and part concert documentary, Swept Away is an intimate look at the life and work of Austin songwriter and musician Jon Dee Graham.

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28 May 2008 // 9:44 AM

Sigur Rós Gobbledigook [MP3] (from með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, releasing 23 June worldwide and 24 June in North America)      

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15 Apr 2008 // 10:58 PM

Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor

A journalist reaches manhood with a detour through Bruce Springsteen's world in new book.

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15 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Constantines Hard Feelings [MP3]       Clipse What’s Up [MP3]       The Gossip Yr Mangled Heart (Live)

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Max Weinberg provides an insider’s tour of life on E Street

It’s a tired question about the very idea of getting tired. But it came up in conversation with Max Weinberg quite naturally. While he

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24 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

1968 with Tom Brokaw

This documentary is filled with revealing moments, both big and small, that show just how much – and how little – things have changed.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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David Bowie and the Crisis Pentalogy

The recently-released David Bowie Box documents the ten years or so before Bowie's heart attack, during which he worked his way through his midlife crisis.

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Bruce Springsteen: Under Review-1978-82: Tale of the Working Man [DVD]

While the subtitle, “Tales of the Workingman”, is hopelessly cliché, the DVD mostly dodges the expected pitfalls of the Springsteen story.

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30 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bruce Springsteen: Magic

With his mates, the E Street Band, Springsteen remarkably captures some of that old elusive lightning while teaching us about the ties that bind all over again.

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5 Sep 2007 // 1:14 AM

Then we heard bangs from away down left down the boulevard, over by the Invalides, and a muffled roar. We looked at the television screen

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Bruce Springsteen: Live In Dublin [DVD]

This tour sold out venues everywhere in the world where it performed with only one exception: The United States, where it most needed to be heard.

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15 May 2007 // 10:12 PM

Ian Hunter: Shrunken Heads

At the tender age of 68, Ian Hunter has not yet retreated gracefully into retirement. Who else can put out a solid mix on just his second proper studio record in 24 years?

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‘Shrunken Heads’ broadens the appeal of a ‘70s icon

On Ian Hunter’s cranky new album, he sings about gutless politicians, clueless voters, scheming preachers and a babbling media. So why does the music

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4 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Springsteen’s Other Tracks

In 1998 Bruce Springsteen released Tracks, a four-disc set that you'd have thought had cleared his archive of the best unreleased studio material. But that barely scratched the surface -- here, the best of the rest

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19 Mar 2007 // 4:22 AM

Ex-Luna duo still making dream-pop as Dean & Britta

Fifteen years ago, as frontman for dream-pop purveyors Luna, Dean Wareham was heralded as the heir apparent to such hipster luminaries as Lou Reed and

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Dean & Britta: Back Numbers

Bouncing back from Luna's breakup, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips return with an incredibly strong set of new songs and obscure covers.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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