Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
Question: If you were in the middle of a riot, streets overrun with people freaking out, smashing windows ... More >>
Van Dyke Parks doesn't give interviews; he speaks in pull-quotes and aphorisms. If Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker had spent their formative years among rock & roll royalty, as Parks did as an arranger, songwriter and singer, they might have viewed that world with the same big-hearted verbosity that P ... More >>
EMI RecordsDavid Lynch, Danger Mouse and SparklehorseLast spring, the late Mark Linkous (a.k.a. the man behind Sparklehorse) attempted to release what would be one of his final projects, Dark Night of the Soul. The album was a collaboration between Linkous and infamous musician/producer, Dang ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
amazon.comCowboy Junkies' latest release, Renmin Park, is part one of a three-part series. *Cowboy Junkies, The Nomad Series Volume 1: Renmin Park
In the ... More >>
[Update, 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, May 12: Just got word that this show has already been postponed, with a new date TBD. So, um, temper the excitement for now.]
Canadian alt-country stalwarts Cowboy Junkies will be performing a special show at the Sheldon on Sunday, June 27. Tickets are $28 to $32, and ... More >>
In this week's paper, Michael Alan Goldberg profiles David Bazan. The ex-Pedro the Lion leader released his first solo album, Curse Your Branches, last year, and is touring with a full band to support it. (Bazan also recently released a new collection, Live at Electrical Audio, which features ten re ... More >>
If you're like me, and was on vacation since Christmas, today has been something of a readjustment period. Waking up with an alarm? Going into the office? Having to change out of pajamas? Ugh! I'm still trying to ease my way back into blogging -- so read on below for some news stories, reviews and l ... More >>
(Words and photos by Keegan Hamilton)The Athens, Georgia-based groups Elf Power and Vic Chesnutt played a fantastic show last night at Off Broadway. Elf Power, which is part of the famed Elephant 6 Collective that includes Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal, opened with a quick set of its driving, t ... More >>
Oh, hey! Lots going on this weekend.
When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday, November 21, The Billiken Club, with Thor Axe
Sounds Like: "The brain-bending, technical nature of Marnie Stern's guitar playing is impressive by anyone's standards. Her math-rock explorations are pointed and deliberate, ... More >>