"We're still a small band," Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith insists. "We've still got a long way to go before we are, like, 'This is a secure position for us.'‚ÄČ"
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Not long ago, Rob Getzschman decided to turn Cypress Hills' 1991 ode-to-police "Pigs" into a lullaby. Or, as he would say, "back into a lullaby." (You can hear the song below.)
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Interview by Dan Hyman
Tim Robbins has crawled through feces before, while making his escape toward freedom in Shawshank Redemption. But that was fiction. The past few years, however, were not.
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Over the weekend we learned of the passing of Suze Rotolo, a talented New Yorker who might not have been a household name for music fans, but who had an enormous influence on contemporary pop music.
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HANNI EL-KHATIB, "BUILD. DESTROY. REBUILD." 7" (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)
"Build. Destroy. Rebuild" is the second fuzzy single from Hanni El-Khatib's upcoming debut album Will The Guns Come Out, which I've been anxiously awaiting ever since I heard his first 7" months ago. "Build. Destroy. Rebui ... More >>
Bob Dylan, one pair of aviator goggles away from full Cyberpunk uniformThe "Dylan camp," the mysterious circle of consiglieri that makes sometimes baffling decisions about the hallowed backcatalog of Malibu resident Bob Dylan, has occasionally authorized remixes of Dylan's songs. A few years ... More >>
Laura MarlingOne week, two acclaimed U.K. folk singers: Somebody must have planned this thing.
Last night it was Conor O'Brien, aka Villagers, giving a mesmerizing solo performance at the Hotel Cafe. (And, yes, this Conor O. very much recalls Conor Oberst.) Tonight, Laura Marling visits the ... More >>
Click here to read Falling James' review of Dylan's first of three shows at the Palladium.
Like a snowflake, each Bob Dylan concert is special. No two are alike, in part because he changes the set list at every show. At Wednesday's gig, the second of three consecutive nights in Hollywood this week ... More >>
For fans of semi-obscure Canyon folk music, tonight is a watershed moment. Linda Perhacs, whose single album from 1970s, Parallelograms, is a transcendent piece of Topanga beauty, will perform selections from the album for the first time ever. As well, she will debut a new song, the first she's unve ... More >>
Bob Dylan in his yoot: This fella might have a future, based on his new MP3
Wow. Sony. Offering a free MP3 of its marquee artist, Bob Dylan. As in: a free download of one of his new songs. Great thinking. This kind of outside-the-box strategy might just break this Dylan guy to a larger audience.
Ben Harper, Jackson Browne
Claremont Folk Festival, Sycamore School
May 3, 2008
Photos and Text by Ryan Colditz
Nestled neatly inside the Inland Empire is Claremont, an unassuming, quaint city with a "small town" feel. But there's much more to Claremont than clean streets and a great record store ... More >>
By Ryan Colditz
Get the folk out of the city on Saturday and mosey on over to Clarmont (just a few miles past the Glass House in Pomona) for the 28th Annual Claremont Folk Music Festival, held at Sycamore Elementary School. Sounds boring, right?
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