Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:47 pm

Paul McCartney proves itÂ’s hard work, being happy

Untitled Document Starbucks references have become an indie cliché, a form of slackerist shorthand whereby privileged whites rag on the economic class that spawned them. T...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:45 pm

Joni Mitchell gets a long-overdue tribute album

Untitled Document It seems unimaginable that Joni Mitchell, one of the most influential singer/songwriters of the latter part of the previous century, hasn’t received the t...
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 01:02 am

Ian HunterÂ’s back, at age 67, with another fine album

Untitled Document At 67, perennial cult hero Ian Hunter isn’t likely to snag the mainstream fame that has eluded him for 40 years. The former Mott the Hoople frontman has a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:20 am

The French are different, Charlotte Gainsbourg even more so.

Untitled Document The French, to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, are different from you and me. They take their dogs to cafés and leave their kids at home with filles au p...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 03:16 am

Wilco stops being squirrelly, and gets even better

Untitled Document The backlash has landed: Wilco, the little indie band that could, isn’t getting a free pass from the press anymore. Sky Blue Sky, the Chicago outfit&#8217...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 02:35 am

Patti Smith finally gets around to covering her favs

Untitled Document Whether it’s to allay the anxiety of influence, honor important forebears, or simply work through a case of writer’s block, most musicians consider ...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 01:40 am

Detroit Cobras make a career of playing other peopleÂ’s music well

Untitled Document To call the Detroit Cobras a cover band is not inaccurate, but it misses the point. Although it’s true that the Cobras’ repertoire consists almost e...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 03:55 pm

CocoRosie runs the gamut from awful to awesome

Untitled Document Are Bianca and Sierra Casady the geniuses that their admirers (John Darnielle, David Byrne, countless blognerds) say they are, or are they simply the newest nak...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 03:44 am

Glenn Jones shows why he has the most cred

Untitled Document Of all the acoustic guitarists to glom on to the great John Fahey, Glenn Jones might have the most cred. He had the honor of actually collaborating with the lat...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:01 pm

So enchanting, you wonÂ’t notice how smart he is

Untitled Document Was there ever a man more aptly named than Andrew Bird? Fine-boned and gracile, with a long, elegant nose and alert dark eyes, he has a distinctly avian beauty....

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