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Reader Giveaway: Silver Lake Chorus LP – New Songs by Sia, Flaming Lips, Aimee Mann, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, More

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The Los Angeles indie-choral group recently released its debut self-titled album, produced by Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee and featuring arrangements of rare and new tracks written for the chorus by a "chorus" of pop-music luminaries. Read More »

Music Feature/Interview: Hollis Brown Reflects on New Album ‘3 Shots’ and a New Tour

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Be sure to watch my full interview to learn more about Hollis Brown and to hear snippets of a few of the latest tracks from '3 Shots.' Read More »

Bounce, Skate & Rock: An Overview of Janet Jackson

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This brief overview takes one into Jackson’s awesome body of work cultivated over 30 years. Before checking out her soon-to-be released new record, get reacquainted with the albums that laid the groundwork for it. Read More »

Music Review: Just Walden – ‘From a Distant Land’

Just Walden From a Distant Land

Just Walden mix electronic pop sounds from the 1970s with futuristic ones with ambiguous results. Read More »

An Interview with Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones

The GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter discusses her first album of original material in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire, yielding intimate insight to her songwriting process as well as to the emotional honesty that resonates throughout her music. Read More »

Music Review: Dan Rodriguez – ‘Come On Home’

Dan Rodriguez Come On Home

When the songwriting and his melodic and vocal talents click, they click securely, and sailing through the whole set is Rodriguez's fine voice, a pleasure to listen to whatever he's singing about. Read More »

Music Review: Michael Grimm – ‘Grimm’

Michael Grimm

I'm sure part of my positive response to Grimm's new album comes from the fact that I grew up listening to the kinds of music it pays tribute to. But another part of it arises from the high-quality songwriting and musicianship, the melodicism, the literate lyrics, and the strong vocals – a pretty powerful formula. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview – Collabro, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Winners, on New Album ‘Act Two’ and American Concert Debut

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The five-piece vocal group debuts in New York and Los Angeles as its sophomore album soars in the UK and aims for American success. Read More »

Win a Signed Copy of New Biography ‘Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll’ by Fred Goodman

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A veteran music journalist 'tells the full story of how the Beatles broke up, how the Stones achieved the greatest commercial success in rock history, and how the music business became what it is today.' Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Interview and Playlist Debut – Singer-Songwriter Emily West on her ‘Breakup Songs’ Spotify Playlist

Emily West All for You

Streaming services like Spotify are taking us "back to the future" in a way, reminiscent of the days of free-form radio DJs. Except that today, artists themselves are designing some of these creative, meaningful playlists. Emily West's new Spotify playlist is a prime example. Read More »