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Ellen McIlwaine Made Music For ‘We the People’ 50 Years Ago

Ellen McIlwaine Made Music For ‘We the People’ 50 Years Ago

By combining multiple styles, playing techniques, and cultural influences, Ellen McIlwaine challenged notions of genre classification and embraced music as a “universal language”.

Fave Five: Tunng’s Favorite Songs About Death

Fave Five: Tunng’s Favorite Songs About Death

On their morbid new record, London's ever-experimental Tunng explore new sonic contours in their pursuit of all things grief. They mark the occasion by talking about their favorite songs about death.

Brian Bromberg Pays Tribute to Hendrix With “Jimi” (premiere + interview)

Brian Bromberg Pays Tribute to Hendrix With “Jimi” (premiere + interview)

Bass giant Brian Bromberg revisits his 2012 tribute to Jimi Hendrix 50 years after his passing, and reflects on the impact Hendrix's music has had on generations.

Counterbalance 22: Jimi Hendrix – ‘Electric Ladyland’

Counterbalance 22: Jimi Hendrix – ‘Electric Ladyland’

“Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland?" Counterbalance's Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have, and they file this report.

Counterbalance No. 12: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Are You Experienced?’

Counterbalance No. 12: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Are You Experienced?’

Before Jimi Hendrix, face-melting guitar solos were all too rare. His 1967 debut album Are You Experienced? blew the lid off the unmelted face market and rock was never the same.

‘Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy’ Is a Mixed Bag, Man

‘Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy’ Is a Mixed Bag, Man

Jumping into the fire, howling wind, and bombs bursting in air with the uber rock god.

Learn About Jimi Hendrix’s Rise to Fame in This Clip From ’27: Gone Too Soon’ (premiere)

Learn About Jimi Hendrix’s Rise to Fame in This Clip From ’27: Gone Too Soon’ (premiere)

The rise of Jimi Hendrix from childhood trauma to superstar is chronicled in this clip from new documentary, 27: Gone Too Soon, about the 27 Club of Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, and Morrison.

Johnny Hallyday Was More Than Just a Kitschy Gallic Misreading of Rock

Johnny Hallyday Was More Than Just a Kitschy Gallic Misreading of Rock

It's hard to think of another male pop singer who could hold his own alongside exceptional female vocalists like Céline Dion.

Psychedelic Fabulousness: ‘Hendrix: The Illustrated Story’

Psychedelic Fabulousness: ‘Hendrix: The Illustrated Story’

More apt than Dr. Frankenstein, Gaar built a fairly smooth-running monster out of the many gray areas of Hendrix's life and work, cross-stitched with stuff mined from archival flotsam and jetsam of the Seattle scene, and coated it in the heavy-hitting velvet armor of a fabulous bit of cover art.

No Reader of ‘William Blake and the Age of Aquarius’ Will Remain Unmoved

No Reader of ‘William Blake and the Age of Aquarius’ Will Remain Unmoved

Blake's illuminated prints and poetic songs of soft innocence and apocalyptic experience influenced the post-WWII generation of American artists, musicians, and counter-culture leaders such as Allen Ginsberg, Jim Morrison, and Bob Dylan.

You’re Such a Lovely Audience: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

You’re Such a Lovely Audience: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Celebrating Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a little help from their friends; Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, Neil Young and the Mona Lisa Twins.
You Say You Want A Revolution: André Cymone Talks Merging Poetic, Personal

You Say You Want A Revolution: André Cymone Talks Merging Poetic, Personal

After a 25-plus-year hiatus, Anqdré Cymone has begun speaking his mind. In so doing, he's providing a much-needed missive about the state of the world.