To listen to Swing Lo Magellan is to hear David Longstreth holding something back.
Released on July 10 on Domino Records, Magellan is the seventh full-length album Longstreth has recorded as the Dirty Projectors, and the third since 2007's Rise Above, an idiosyncratic interpretation of a Black Fla ... More >>
"I've got a disease and the only cure is more piano," Ryan Gosling half-joked into the mic as he raised one eyebrow and took a seat before a vintage, deconstructed piano. The sound-man obliged and the audience cheered for the full-bodied, moody organ sounds that are signature of Dead Man's Bones' se ... More >>
By Falling James
"For years, they had me locked in a cage/Then they threw me onto the stage," Bob Dylan once sang/confessed/bragged/warned. "Some things just last longer than you thought they would."
It's impressive that Bob Dylan is still touring heavily at the age of 68, but what's really amazin ... More >>
(View more photos in the slideshow "Barred From Shooting Pacific Park Pier: The Photographs")One surprise in Sunday's pre-Inauguration Day celebration at the Lincoln Memorial came when Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and others sang once-expurgated verses from "This Land Is Your Land." Woody Guthrie' ... More >>
El Rey, June 10, 2008
Photos by Timothy Norris
When Billy Bragg takes the stage in front of the surprisingly packed crowd at the El Rey, he seems ready for business and launches into a couple early gems: "This Guitar Says Sorry," with a slashingly brutal Bo Diddley rhythm and its dev ... More >>