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February 2009

Everyone’s a Twitter

It’s the latest ubiquitous Internet app. You’ve got your Facebook account and your MySpace page, but want to share even more of yourself


New CDs This Week: Ben Kweller, Heartless Bastards…

New albums out this week that are available in full on lala.com for streaming…


Communicating Music Heart to Heart: An Interview with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma is a world-renowned, Grammy-winning cellist extraordinaire, and his talent matches his level of humility. He is extremely joyous and eager to share his


January 2009

Chandra - Forgotten Post Punk Pre-Teen Part Two

After playing as CHANDRA for a couple of years, the band decided to recruit a teenage backing band and the Chandra Dimension was born.


A Day in the Life of Brian Wilson: The Beach Boys - “Busy Doin’ Nothin’”

The shadow of Pet Sounds loomed large on the Beach Boys after it was released in 1966. How do you follow-up one of the greatest, if


Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel (MP3 and video)

Willie Nelson is teaming up with one of my favorite bands, Asleep at the Wheel, for an album of western swing tunes, Willie and the


Chandra - Forgotten Post Punk Pre-Teen

CHANDRA was a NYC post-punk, outsider disco group featuring members of the Dance and Material, and fronted by 12-year-old, Chandra Oppenheim.


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Renée Fleming (Episode 9)

The silly red hat: it’s back. At first, when I see Elvis Costello wearing that questionable fashion choice once again atop his head while


Unique Americana: Tom Waits and The Band

Brutal. Even for a die hard Midwesterner like myself, January weather in Chicago has been brutal this year. So brutal that I find myself wrestling


New CDs This Week: Springsteen, Franz Ferdinand…

New albums out this week that are available in full on lala.com for streaming…


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