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    Antony and the Johnsons partnered with Charles Atlas for a remarkable performance piece called Turning. Now, the piece is being released as a DVD and CD in hopes that it finds a broader audience... and that's all Antony has ever dreamed of for this magical and transformative project.

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    When most bands knock a surprise hit out of the park, they'll do everything they can to replicate that success on their next at-bat. But the Ting Tings aren't most bands.

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    Stars have long crafted a sound that is unlike any other. It is compellingly literate, melodically elegant music made by and for the pop sophisticates among us.

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    For 25 years now, Lenny Kravitz has maintained a level of cool and creativity that few others have been able to match. How does he do it? He just feels and follows.

  • OK GO on the set of The Writing's On The Wall

    OK Go's videos are their calling cards, often over-shadowing the music itself. But, really, the two elements define and depend upon each other. That's the secret of their creative alchemy.

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    On Nostalgia, Annie Lennox summons her quiet strength and subtle persistence to embrace and inhabit the ghosts that continue to echo through each chorus and verse of these classic songs.

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    In an age when so many pop stars are auto-tuned, if not ghosted, Bruce Hornsby continues to challenge himself and his audiences -- something he's done for the better part of 30 years now.

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    Watching Lisa Fischer perform, you can only conclude that she is a conduit of expression to and from another world. The experience is a spiritual one as much as it is a musical one.

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    As one of the clearest, most poignant voices Gen X has, even though Sinéad O'Connor's new album is a collection of love songs, there's an inherent urgency and a potency to the set that few other artists can match.

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    To call Linda Perry anything less than a Renaissance woman would miss the point. She's a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, engineer, record executive, philanthropist, and, now, reality TV star. But the whole of who she is is so much greater than the sum of all those parts.

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    From Mick Jagger to Joan Jett, rock stars are a distinct breed. They are all of the other archetypes rolled up into one irresistibly charismatic, implausibly appealing ball. If ever there was a box in which to put LP, that would be it.

Folk Alley’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums Of 2014

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Feature Stories
Folk Alley’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums Of 2014

From legends to upstarts, the year in roots music had something for everyone, with highlights ranging from the solo acoustic sketches of Steve Dawson to the orchestra-backed epics of First Aid Kit. One of the threads tying together several of our top 10 albums (chosen by our friends at Folk Alley) was artists who’d made […]

Kelly Does Her Best: Top 10 Roots Music Records of 2014

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 in Feature Stories
Kelly Does Her Best: Top 10 Roots Music Records of 2014

In a year chock full of truly great records, it’s hard to narrow it down to 10 stand-outs. But what’s wonderful about the leveling field of music is that newcomers like Jonah Tolchin, Hozier, and Parker Millsap who really deliver the goods can sidle up alongside icons like Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, and Lee Ann […]

Songs We Love: Lee Ann Womack’s “The Way I’m Livin'”

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Feature Stories
Songs We Love: Lee Ann Womack’s “The Way I’m Livin'”

A lot has been said (and written) about the bro-country trend of late. It’s had a good run, to be sure, but trucks and beer and girls in too-short shorts can only get you so far. At some point, you need more than that. To borrow from Wade Bowen’s “Songs about Trucks”: “Whatever happened to […]

Kelly Does Her Best: Top 14 Albums of ’14… and Then Some

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Feature Stories
Kelly Does Her Best: Top 14 Albums of ’14… and Then Some

In 2013, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern was so stunningly fantastic, that it was impossible not to declare it as my favorite record of the year, even as Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories, Ashley Monroe’s Like a Rose, and Holly Williams’ The Highway all tied for a very, very close second. This year, there were a bunch of records that I liked a whole […]

Video Premiere: Indigo Girls – “Elizabeth”

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Feature Stories
Video Premiere: Indigo Girls – “Elizabeth”

Over the past couple of months, the Indigo Girls have released the first seven videos in an eight-part series filmed backstage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles this summer. Those pieces have found Amy Rayand Emily Saliers discussing their personal best songs (“Share the Moon” and “She’s Saving Me,” respectively), performing with Joan Baez […]

A Voice of Dissent, a Sphere of Influence: An Interview with Antony Hegarty

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Artist Interviews
A Voice of Dissent, a Sphere of Influence: An Interview with Antony Hegarty

Back in 2006, Antony and the Johnsons partnered with Charles Atlas for a remarkable performance piece called Turning. In it, Antony’s profoundly meaningful songs were presented alongside an array of women quite literally turning on a pedestal. The troupe toured Europe that year, documenting the travels as they went, resulting in a concert-film of the […]