Jimi’s sister and a Newton-based Hendrix scholar dig into the archives and come up with a coffee table book that celebrates the rock icon.
This is a band as capable of being as spry and unpredictable in its 12th year as it was in its first.
Suzanne Vega is many things: a singer/songwriter, musician, poet, author, entrepreneur, playwright, and actress. A number of her personas are converging right now.
Being part of the sprawling I Am the Moon endeavor has been deeply satisfying for this one-time solo traveler. “I’m proud of what we did,” Gabe Dixon said. “I put a lot of myself into this project.”
Intimacy, whether physical or emotional, is continually challenged in Julia Jacklin’s Pre Pleasure.
The Smile grew in stature at Roadrunner on Wednesday, the second date of its first U.S. tour. It didn’t take long for the band to flash shades of Radiohead-like intensity.
I put Joni Mitchell on a short list of the most remarkable pop music artists of the ’60s and early ’70s. Longevity of excellence isn’t the point here, just peak incandescence.
Damn straight, English singer/songwriter Beth Orton was back in the room – after a six-year absence.
At points Greil Marcus’ digressive style can seem like nervy brilliance, at others, idle whimsy. What ennobles the book is the critic’s love for his underlying subject: the soulful search for a truer America.
The point of Bob Dylan’s project is emotional rather than definitive: to probe the power of song to influence us, make us feel, and ultimately transform us.