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Where Mexican Folk Ballads Meet Trap Music
‘Trapcorridos’ — tales of love, bandits, heroes and gangsters — are a sensation in California and Mexico.
Chalino Sanchez, a native of Sinaloa, Mexico, also helped popularize narcocorridos. He sang embellished first-person accounts of shootouts with police, immigration, murder and survival that became popular, especially in southeast Los Angeles, in the late 1980… [+1309 chars]
Walter Thompson-Hernández
2019-09-16 22:11:01




John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87
As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rural South.
Mr. Cohen made periodic field trips south to locate and record those of his Depression-era predecessors who were still alive and, whenever possible, bring them north to appear at folk festivals and on college campuses. His engagement with traditional Southern… [+1766 chars]
Bill Friskics-Warren
2019-09-17 22:52:13




What Does Alternative Rock Radio Sound Like in the Age of Spotify?
At ALT 92.3 FM, where they don’t say “rock,” it’s a mix of millennial oldies and newer, pop-leaning and electronic folk from bands like Bastille and Smith & Thell.
We dont even say the word rock on the radio station were New Yorks new alternative, said Mike Kaplan, the ALT 92.3 program director and format captain for alternative across Entercom, the stations parent company, in an earlier interview. I dont think theres a… [+1086 chars]
Joe Coscarelli
2019-09-19 09:58:28




That Dog. Made Its First Album in 22 Years. A Lot Has Changed.
The alt-rock band, now a trio, reaches back through pop history on “Old LP.”
The grown-up That Dog. isnt so blithe or flippant anymore, and it looks back as much as it looks forward. Old LP, the albums lushly orchestrated title song and finale, confronts mortality in a musical family, hearing the voice of a departed loved one on an ol… [+1130 chars]
Jon Pareles
2019-10-02 22:56:56




Nine Albums Later, Tegan and Sara Are Finally Ready to Discuss High School
In a new memoir and an album of songs they wrote as teenagers, the feminist pop stars look back at their traumas, triumphs and life as identical twins.
TEGAN I never needed an external source to inspire me. Its inside of me. I want to make my own rules. I dont want to ask permission. There were long stretches of our career where I felt Sara dwelled on meaningless things. But she was finding a way to work thr… [+1770 chars]
Jenn Pelly and Liz Pelly
2019-09-28 09:39:23




Sayonara Wild Hearts is an electrifying ride through a world made of pop culture
Simogo, the Swedish studio behind Year Walk and Device 6, returns with Sayonara Wild Hearts, a pop album of a game, which is available now on the Nintendo Switch, Apple Arcade, and PS4.
At the outset of Sayonara Wild Hears, a narrator — voiced by Queen Latifah — describes a world governed by three powerful arcana, and a new heroine who has emerged from the shard of a broken heart. That girl then appears, riding a skateboard across an astral … [+5031 chars]
Andrew Webster
2019-09-25 13:35:33




Duke Nuke 3D composer taking Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, and Valve to court
With a back catalogue including Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D, Bobby Prince certainly helped define the sound of much of early 3D shooters. Like most folk, though, I reckon he’s also a fan of getting paid for his work. Last week, the musician raised…
With a back catalogue including Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D, Bobby Prince certainly helped define the sound of much of early 3D shooters. Like most folk, though, I reckon he’s also a fan of getting paid for his work. Last week, the musician raised… [+2864 chars]
Natalie Clayton
2019-09-30 17:44:27




Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead's poetic lyricist, dead at 78 - The Associated Press
Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead's poetic lyricist, dead at 78 The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78. Grateful... View full coverage on …
LOS ANGELES (AP) Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Deads finest songs, has died at age 78. Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home with his wife, Maureen, at his side, former Grateful Dead publici… [+6086 chars]
John Rogers
2019-09-24 19:38:51




Interview with founder of Sahel Sounds, a West African music label
Sahel Sounds is a record label, a recording project and artist collective focused on the culture in the West African Sahel. While based in Portland, Oregon, founder Christopher Kirkley frequently travels to West Africa to locate, record and work with musician…
Sahel Sounds is a record label, a recording project and artist collective focused on the culture in the West African Sahel. While based in Portland, Oregon, founder Christopher Kirkley frequently travels to West Africa to locate, record and work with musician… [+4475 chars]
Roger Park
2019-10-05 15:45:26




Mandy Moore Releases First New Song In A Decade, ‘When I Wasn’t Watching’
Love ALWAYS, Mandy.
Missing Mandy Moore like candy? Well, she’s finally back with her first new song in a decade.  The Emmy-nominated actress is taking a break from leaving you in a puddle every week on “This Is Us” and returning to her roots as a singer. On Tuesday, Moore rele… [+2058 chars]
Cole Delbyck
2019-09-17 14:38:18




Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead’s Poetic Lyricist, Has Died at 78
Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, has died at age 78. Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home with his wife, Maureen, at his side, former Grateful Dead publ… [+6204 chars]
JOHN ROGERS / AP
2019-09-25 02:26:02




Rachel Laven’s Feminist Folk
Over the Summer, I saw Rachel Laven perform a set at a small venue in Colorado. I hadn’t heard her name before, and was just excited for an evening of live music. I had no clue that I was in store for one of the most amazing live shows I’d seen in a long whil…
Over the Summer, I saw Rachel Laven perform a set at a small venue in Colorado. I hadnt heard her name before, and was just excited for an evening of live music. I had no clue that I was in store for one of the most amazing live shows Id seen in a long while.… [+11299 chars]
Linne Halpern
2019-10-09 16:00:25




New Lost City Ramblers’ John Cohen Dead at 87
The photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist dedicated his life to the American South’s traditional music
Musician, photographer, and folklorist John Cohen has died, NPR reports. He was best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers. His death on Monday was confirmed by his son Rufus Cohen, who said the cause of death was cancer. He was 87. Born in Sunn… [+1504 chars]
Quinn Moreland
2019-09-17 23:45:06




Cultural extravaganza awaits aficionados this Dasara
Dance, music, and folk performances will be held at the palace from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day
With only three days left for the Mysuru Dasara to begin, the city has been spruced up for the festivities. The century-old Mysuru palace, which will be illuminated on all days of Navarathri, will be the cynosure of all eyes. Dasara music and dance on the p… [+2668 chars]
Special Correspondent
2019-09-25 16:53:26




Rocker Ric Ocasek, the Frontman of The Cars, Has Died at 75
Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman, was discovered dead in his Manhattan apartment. Police officials said there were no signs of foul play
(NEW YORK) — Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Depa… [+3052 chars]
Tom Hays and Andrew Dalton / AP
2019-09-16 03:45:10




Queen--'The Year Of '39'
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. Read more...
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and well provide the jams. You may have heard that Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen, has a PhD in astrophysics. Did you know he used his scientific and musical know-how… [+495 chars]
Erin Marquis
2019-10-03 12:30:00




Listen Up
Contemporary classical, disco remixes, spooky tunes and more new music Chromatics: You’re No Good With neon-saturated, Dario Argento-like visuals, the Chromatics return with a titivating video for “You’re No Good,” the first visual treatment from their sevent…
Chromatics: You’re No Good With neon-saturated, Dario Argento-like visuals, the Chromatics return with a titivating video for “You’re No Good,” the first visual treatment from their seventh studio album Closer to Grey. Referencing the giallo genre, the Johnn… [+2843 chars]
CH Editors
2019-10-06 13:03:03




The Chambers Brothers’ George Chambers Dead At 88
George Chambers, bassist and vocalist for psychedelic soul greats the Chambers Brothers, has died. As Rolling Stone reports, the band announced Chambers' death on their Facebook page over the weekend. No cause of death has been reported. Chambers was 88. The …
George Chambers, bassist and vocalist for psychedelic soul greats the Chambers Brothers, has died. As Rolling Stone reports, the band announced Chambers’ death on their Facebook page over the weekend. No cause of death has been reported. Chambers was 88. The… [+1162 chars]
Tom Breihan
2019-10-14 15:29:31




Lars Ulrich Joined Mumford & Sons for Resounding Rendition of ‘The Wolf’
Metallica drummer sat in with folk rock outfit during their headlining set Austin City Limits Fest
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich made an unexpected cameo at Austin City Limits Festival over the weekend, sitting in with Sunday headliners Mumford & Sons for a performance of their Wilder Mind cut “The Wolf.” Although Mumford and Metallica ostensibly sit … [+1442 chars]
Jon Blistein
2019-10-15 12:59:06




Levi’s Vintage Clothing FW19 Collection Pays Tribute to NYC’s Historic Folk Music Scene
Brand: Levi’s Vintage Clothing Collection: Fall/Winter 2019 Key Pieces: The collection includes a Suede Sherpa Jacket with the original Levi’s shorthorn label, a climate seal jacket with sherpa lining and front welt pockets, and the 1967 505 jean. Release Dat…
Brand: Levi’s Vintage Clothing Collection: Fall/Winter 2019 Key Pieces: The collection includes a Suede Sherpa Jacket with the original Levis shorthorn label, a climate seal jacket with sherpa lining and front welt pockets, and the 1967 505 jean. Release D… [+865 chars]
Kyle Hodge
2019-09-26 17:22:12
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