Patti Smith’s A Book of Days creates an ironic loop of parasocial relationshipping, generating a kind of intimacy through photographs of objects.
Patti Smith’s Gone Again, released 25 years ago, is imbued with grief, but the album’s themes are renewal, resilience, and perseverance in the face of loss.
We present the best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock singles of the 1980s.
Patti Smith brought down the house at the annual Tibet House benefit as she first paid tribute to Kurt Cobain and Allen Ginsberg with "About a Boy" and "Don't Say Nothing'".
Wave's status as Patti Smith's most unapologetically pop album reveals the most authentically "punk" gesture of her career: rejecting the idea that her genre capabilities begin and end with that four-letter word.
Year of the Monkey makes clear that the Godmother of Punk still delivers every time. But what have we done to Patti Smith with our worship?
In Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, a cinematic genius and a Nobel Prize-winning musical icon pair for a magical and purposefully deceptive look at rock 'n' roll life in the mid-'70s.
Mary Lee Kortes Preps New Book, ‘Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob Dylan’, Releases New Song (premiere + interview)
Longtime Bob Dylan favorite Mary Lee Kortes presents a book of dreams about the man. Patti Smith, Jimbo Mathus, others contribute.
Whatever anger has landed on her heart in the jungles of Trumplandia, Patti Smith consistently performs the miracle of putting it down, as seen in her recently published prose-poem, The New Jerusalem.
These essays explore the connection between Kerouac and the music he loved -- Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Miles Davis and others -- and the musicians who loved him, in turn.