Wednesday, May 21 2014
As the creator of iambic fictions, Shakespeare is the ultimate meme. His name stirs a cascade of associations, memories and feelings in all who are touched by his work.
No one making music today merges the worlds of popular music, experimental music, Western classical music, and European folk music as expertly as Yann Tiersen, and ∞ is one of his most fully realized projects.
With Wine Dark Sea Holland has put her own enduring stamp on American music.
A final raucous farewell to electro's best ever behemoths.
Too much Up and Reveal, not enough Murmur and Reckoning.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Here's the lead cut from Toronto band Comet Control's self-titled debut, "Blast Magic". Driving guitars, a strong low end, and a wash of psychedelic haze build a palpable intensity over the song's eight minutes.
Madonna's Art for Freedom project proves that social media is not a productive tool for activists who want to impact public policy and alleviate human rights violations.
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
If their previous work sounded like a misty and foreboding forest, then Smoke Fairies is the sound of perfectly manicured lawns.
Following a string of shows in Australia and New Zealand, Springsteen returned to the States for a run of shows ending with two sold-out nights at Mohegan Sun.