Trumps Inauguration: Five Songs by Five White Men for a Very White Administration

Trump’s Inauguration: Five Songs by Five White Men for a Very White Administration

By Christopher John Stephens

19 Jan 2017 // 1:30 AM

Think pieces, fiery speeches, and fact-checking takedowns of a demagogue’s rhetoric can overwhelm the true power of great art -- specifically the strength of a song to save or change the world. ...

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Holly Bowling’s Tahoe Trip Leads to Terrapin Station and Beyond

By Greg M. Schwartz

19 Jan 2017 // 1:00 AM

San Francisco pianist uses music of Phish and Grateful Dead as stepping stones to her own dream career....

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Run the Jewels' Verbal Broadsides Mix the Personal and Political>

The dilemma across 2016 lay in how much politics to include in a creative project that began as a way for a pair of middle-aged solo artists to blow off steam and have fun making rap music together....

With Culture Barriers Lifting, Cuban and American Music May Mix More>

Rapper YG Reflects on His Prescient Song About 2016 Vote and the Nation's Future>

Jukebox the Ghost Will Chat Live with PopMatters on Facebook>


Karl Denson Brings Balance to the Force in 60th Birthday Fillmore Fiesta>

The fact that Denson turns 60 on this same day that beloved Rebel Alliance leader Leia Organa has passed away at the age of 60 herself presents some deep insight on what a difference lifestyle can make in human longevity. ...

New Monsoon Storms Terrapin Crossroads for Rhythm Reunion>

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Flies Freak Power Flag Proudly at the Fillmore>

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta>

//Mixed media

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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