While one finds only despair, the other argues that we’re still capable of kindness, despite the terrible things we do.
Also, Jim DeRogatis asks why the music industry has given R. Kelly a free pass despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Santos stopped by “The Interview Show,” hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to perform and talk about his new CD (“This Burning Ship of Fools”) and more. PART ONE PART TWO
Taylor Swift just sold more than a million albums the same week she yanked all her music from Spotify. What’s the state of streaming for everyone else?
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?
Eleven-year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.
Permanent Records may not be permanent yet, but Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley are celebrating an anniversary that nobody would’ve guessed they’d see
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The death of the release date.
Beck can’t chart in the UK because he wants you to play with stickers.
Bill Wyman: The opening paragraph of your Year-in-rock recap [Hitsville, January 7] is one of the most brilliant bits of ass-forward thought I’ve seen in years. If I read your heavily parenthetical English correctly, you are making the case that Liz Phair, Urge Overkill and the Smashing Pumpkins are somehow unique in rock music because they […]