A condensed history of Yacht Rock and the power of Michael McDonald.
Fears of the draft, trippy meditations, hormonally charged chaos, and industrial noise were fused as The Piece Kor immortalized the sound of exurban America bursting at the seams in the late-1960s.
Twenty-nine years of emotional intensity from Modest Mouse.
How it all went wrong.
The Piece Kor, and their blistering single “Words of the Raven” b/w “All I Want is My Baby Back."
The lone 7" by The Tower of London displays their tense interplay of bittersweet melody and jagged aggravation.
Blue Note Records, the music they released, and the people who designed their album covers.
Marvin Gaye's 1982 Midnight Love, while not as innovative as his 1970s work, is still a great record.
Nigel Hobbins and English identity.
If we don’t think music, we forget what we’re even hearing most of the time.
How The Knights of Sound became The Piece Kor.
The "Annapolis sound" and the group that filled in for a marching band at the US Naval Academy in 1965.
And Billy would’ve done well in the Brill Building.
DaPonte was a brilliant, witty lecturer, his only critics bores who claimed his style concealed a lack of learning.
Is “Red Dress” an Internet joke or an avant-garde triumph?
A review of Chris Gregory’s Determined to Stand: The Reinvention of Bob Dylan, a masterful combination of the genres.
Nobody should bless Robert E. Lee.
New albums by Native Daughters Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell.
New albums by Alan Jackson and Dillon Carmichael show that the circle is unbroken.
One of the weirder 1960s happenings.
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall bring some much-needed joy.
An album of computer music recorded this past spring and summer in Baltimore.
Ahead of a short fall tour, the band rehearses two new songs, "Magicians from Baltimore" and "Car Keys."
A track from the compilation It's Always There Vol. 2.
Recorded and aired by the BBC last October in honor of what would've been John Lennon's 80th birthday.
Five songs from the summer of 1977.
A television appearance featuring a glorious performance by the much mocked but underrated 1970s band.
52 years ago today on The Dick Cavett Show.
The opening credits of Jack Hill's 1975 masterpiece Switchblade Sisters.
One of the best solo performances by the late singer-songwriter ever recorded.