“Yeah, Mavis Staples is everything you see onstage and more. She gives and gives and gives.”
“With this new record, we said we were going to use every influence I have, we’re basically going to rip the brakes out of the car and just push this thing down the hill.”
Through meticulous research, interviews, and reminiscence, this compelling book illuminates a nook in the heart of darkness.
The documentary “The Punk Singer” is a welcome, informative portrait of riot grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna, the former lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.
There was a moment when I turned around and thought, ‘I am definitely in a Coen brothers movie. This is crazy.’
Artist Richard Thomas Scott is currently working on his new Kickstarter project, “30 Paintings in 30 Days.” Sponsors pitch him inspirations (“Challenge me to paint something I’ve never done before!”) and he interprets them on canvas..
Despite the influence and the respect Doc Pomus still has in the music community, his name is not as well known to the public as that of some of his contemporaries.
“I like singing live; I try to sing well live, I try to prepare myself for the audience, for that room. And I care a great deal about singing live, because I think that’s the experience of jazz. Even if I’m singing Brazilian music.”
It was intimidating to go into a situation with a director (Alexander Payne) that you love so much and an actor (Bruce Dern) who has done so much and worked with so many amazing people.
What makes Childsplay unique and inspiring is its back story. Every one of the fiddles played on stage was made by Bob Childs, a Cambridge-based luthier who has been making exceptional instruments by hand for more than 30 years.