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The Note: Beyond the emotion on gun violence
The TAKE with Rick Klein “We’re going to get it done,” President Donald Trump declared, in kicking off an extraordinary listening session on guns and school violence at the White House on Wednesday. But who is “we”? What is “it”? And when will things be done? When you get past the raw and powerful
Regina Spektor, Bon Iver , Pixies, Solange and More Music Reviews
This week, Regina Spektor drops a new album. Bon Iver returns with a more extreme electronically-minded approach. We have the second post-reunion Pixies collection. Solange steps further out of Beyoncé’s shadow. Electro-pop singer Banks releases her second full-length. Rapper Danny Brown gives us a
Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, James Blake and More Music Reviews
This week Cyndi Lauper releases a country record, Keith Urban goes further into pop territory, James Blake issues a sprawling, experimental set, Mary Chapin Carpenter releases her 14th album and ANOHNI (formally Antony of Antony and The Johnsons) releases a politically-charged electro-hued set.
Rick Springfield's New Album Represents 'Another Side of His Eclectic Music Career'
This week soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples returns with a new album produced by M. Ward, Rick Springfield tries his hand at country-flavored rock, art-rockers Animal Collective break a four-year silence, Ra Ra Riot continue to aim for a mainstream cross-over, electro quartet TEEN issues a truly
Music Reviews: The Latest From Train, Mike Doughty, Lia Ices and More
This week offered up an interesting variety of releases. Train release their latest record, while former Soul Coughing leader Mike Doughty releases his second album in a month’s time. Indie singer/songwriter Lia Ices releases her third album, Generationals go back to the eighties, rock producer and
Review: Kanye West's 'Yeezus'
If Kanye West wasn’t such a gifted producer, his obnoxious lack of humility would surely be his downfall. But, the fact is, the man has broadened hip-hop’s landscape and is constantly pushing the genre forward by thinking outside the box. Calling his album “Yeezus,” may...
Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to Headline
The full lineup for the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival set to take place in California in April has been announced, with bands Radiohead, The Black Keys and rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg slated to headline each night. The festival, which brings together...
Grammys 2011: Kanye, Adele, Foo Fighters Lead Nominations
Kanye West has a chance to expand his already-huge collection of 14 Grammys and that he's the top nominee for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Kanye picked up a leading seven nominations, while Adele, Bruno Mars and Foo Fighters are tied with six each. Strangely, Kanye is only nominated in one of
Heavy Rain, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver and Levon Helm: ACL Day 2
The constant downpour of rain didn't drown the mood at day two of Austin City Limits. In fact, the 65,000 fans — dressed from head-to-toe in rain boots, rain jackets, ponchos, hats and umbrellas — seemed even more energetic than the day before and didn't mind trampling through huge mud pits at ...
Bon Iver in a Cemetary
Early Sunday morning, hundreds of Bon Iver fans set up camp inside Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a sold-out slumber party and sunrise concert. "This has got to be the weirdest thing any of us have done... ever,” said Justin Vernon.