The Beginning Of The Blues Revival

In The New Republic, Barry Mazor writes about the “Blues Mafia,” ‘the tight gang of white … Read more »

Sia’s 1,000 Forms Of Facelessness

Sia Furler (pictured) is a 38-year-old Australian woman whose name you probably know, whose songs you … Read more »

Glastonbury Live: Muddy Revelers In Britain

Glastonbury, in the UK, is the grandaddy of contemporary music festivals. (Woodstock is the great-grandaddy.) The … Read more »

Charles Ives: Patriarch Of American Music

In the New York Review, Jeremy Denk writes: ‘Charles Ives, the crazy and brilliant patriarch of … Read more »

The Song That Brought Us Illicit Sex

Slate tells us: ‘In the spring of 1909, American popular song got sexy. Of course, love … Read more »

Arvo Pärt: Most Popular Living Composer

In the “classical” vein, I mean. For several years, he has been the most widely-performed living … Read more »

26 Musicians Who Shaped New York

As part of New York mag‘s look back at pop music in New York City over … Read more »