The end of a year is always a time of reflection on the past, which is why pretty much every music publication has been running some variant on the Best of 2018 for the last three weeks. A column dedicated […]
Reviewing Raul Midón’s “sensational set” in New York in 2008, The New York Times said the singer-songwriter “suggested a three-way fusion of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin and José Feliciano.” So I ask Midón, who just released a new album, Bad […]
My record collection was once filled with so many great bands who formed in the 1960s and 1970s that some got short shrift. My mistake. Then, a few years ago, I finally went to see Savoy Brown for the first […]
After doing this for a few months, I decided it’s time to venture beyond the usual DJ stable and interview some people who are in the business but not directly “on the air.” Al Moss is a record promoter who has […]
A couple months before high school ended, senior year, I bought a ticket to see R.E.M. in Tampa, with Radiohead opening. “Creep” had only just hit and Radiohead was still somewhat obscure, but there was something about the languid melancholy in Thom […]
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