Everything But the Girl’s 'Fuse' pulsates through pain and joy
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The British duo’s first album in 24 years is a welcome portrait of togetherness amid isolation By Kristi York Wooten Pop music is...
- Feb 5
Mettle detecting on Mars
Has life on earth become too complicated? "I see skies of blue / And clouds of white / The bright blessed day / The dark sacred night /...
- Jan 29
746 Empty Spaces
What happens to cities when no one returns to work? "You're out of your room and down on the street / You can feel the crowds in the...
- Jan 22
A naked Rainbath in Xanadu with the Queen
What 2022 taught me about unprecedented times "A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star. An everlasting world and...
- Sep 10, 2022
Duran Duran sparkles in the Hollywood rain
Onstage during a tropical storm, the band lived up to its rock, punk and funk influences It's been a huge year for Duran Duran: The...
- Jun 15, 2022
Your job doesn't define you. Your music does.
Kate Bush's triumphant chart return, the Prince Channel on Sirius XM, and Tears for Fears' bucket-list tour "Stars are like diamonds, we...
- Jun 5, 2022
The New Era of Invisible Leadership
Humanoids, surviving the pandemic on Zoom, resolve after Buffalo and Uvalde, and a musical spring re-awakening "Better parted / I see...
- May 28, 2022
It's time for a change, and we need to talk
Buffalo, Uvalde, Unity in America and Lightning Crashes "I can feel it coming back again / Like a rolling thunder chasing the wind /...
- May 14, 2022
Specs and the City
Holy spaces on planes, SJP on Broadway, Rock Hall inductees, Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Jeffersons, Every Mother Counts, and a playlist...
- May 1, 2022
The Algorithms Are Trolling Us
Naomi Judd and mental health, Trevor Noah, Cow Burps, Elbow, and Billie Eilish's Mushroom Nike drop. "The first step is to realize that...
- Apr 24, 2022
As It Was: Childhood Remixed
Book banning, Bjork, Beatles, E.T., and the Drew Barrymore TikTok that sent me into a spiral. "In this world, it's just us / You know...
- Apr 17, 2022
Welcome to Conversation Among the Ruins
"What ceremony of words can patch the havoc?" - Sylvia Plath What do poet Sylvia Plath, painter Giorgio de Chirico, and jazz pianist Joey...
- Apr 17, 2022
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis stretch rock balladry to its limits at U.S. Tour Opener
In North Carolina, the Australian musicians counterbalanced scary headlines with songs both mournful and joyful News of the escalating...
- Feb 26, 2022
The New Tears For Fears Album Is Right On Time
The Tipping Point offers introspection and gives hope to a hurting, mad world. By Kristi York Wooten Tears for Fears' music has addressed...
- Dec 23, 2021
The Best Music Moments of 2021
As old songs provide comfort during a pandemic, are we approaching the end of the "new"? Music journalists take pride in...
- Dec 30, 2019
The Must-See Willie Nelson Film You Missed in 2019
Writer and director Lian Lunson talks about working with the country legend on "Waiting for the Miracle to Come."
- Oct 4, 2019
Mixing Keyboard Riffs and Famous Friends
Jon Regen's latest album Higher Ground bridges the digital gig economy, with a little help from fellow musicians.
- Jul 19, 2019
Howard Jones is Transform-ing Summer
The singer's timeless affirmations and wall-to-wall synthesizers fit seamlessly into 2019.
- Jul 18, 2019
Hootie & the Blowfish endured years of regionalist and racist condescension. Now, critics are reconsidering the South Carolina band's place
- May 30, 2019
Paul McCartney is Coming Up
If Southern cities can be measured by the caliber of artists they attract, then Greenville, South Carolina is ready for this Beatle. For...
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