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Neko Case Is Telling The Truth

Neko Case Is Telling The Truth | Music | Scoop.it
With new album Hell-On, Neko Case has become more uncompromising than ever, both in her music and how she thinks about the world.
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How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice - The New York Times

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice - The New York Times | Music | Scoop.it
After hiding behind an alter ego for years, the pop star is ready to step into a more authentic self with ‘Dirty Computer.’
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Seven and a Half Short Notes on Sandy Denny

Seven and a Half Short Notes on Sandy Denny | Music | Scoop.it
Sandy Denny knew she was extraordinary, but she wasn’t sure she was any good. Like most great singers, her voice knew far more than she did and kept waiting for her to catch up.
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Martin Luther King and the Birth of Hip-Hop

Martin Luther King and the Birth of Hip-Hop | Music | Scoop.it
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.
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The players’ anthem: when Marvin Gaye sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the 1983 All-Star Game —

The players’ anthem: when Marvin Gaye sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the 1983 All-Star Game — | Music | Scoop.it
Being the head coach of the Lakers, and coaching the All-Star Game at the Great Western Forum that day … it just made it a special, almost spiritual-type mome…
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An ‘Astral Weeks’ origin story, told 50 years after Van Morrison fled to Boston - The Boston Globe

An ‘Astral Weeks’ origin story, told 50 years after Van Morrison fled to Boston - The Boston Globe | Music | Scoop.it
Ryan Walsh has turned his fan obsession into a book that places the creation story of Morrison’s legendary album against the backdrop of the city’s flourishing counterculture.
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Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Music | Scoop.it

The mirage of the singer's soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home
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Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker | Music | Scoop.it
Jazz and liberty: a review of the latest biography of Sarah Vaughan
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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song | Music | Scoop.it
I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page
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How Tom Petty Taught Me to Fly | Village Voice

How Tom Petty Taught Me to Fly | Village Voice | Music | Scoop.it
Everyone has a Tom Petty story. It’s hard not to with a man who, for more than forty years, provided the soundtrack of ou
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Free Falling with Tom Petty

Free Falling with Tom Petty | Music | Scoop.it
Amand Petrusich writes about the life and career of Tom Petty, who had a solo music career and played with the Heartbreakers and the Traveling Wilburys, who died this week, at sixty-six.
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How "Gloria" Became the First Lady of Rock 'n' Roll

How "Gloria" Became the First Lady of Rock 'n' Roll | Music | Scoop.it
Gloria is built on just three chords that any garage band can play and that almost every garage band has. Yet the list of artists who have covered this simple tune include many who sit on top the rock pantheon: Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Patti Smith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, R.E.M., Iggy Pop, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello… Bill Murray strapped on a guitar and played it at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, the Grateful Dead used to jam on it, and it might be the only song that Jon Bon Jovi
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This Must Be David Byrne

This Must Be David Byrne | Music | Scoop.it
With his first solo album in 14 years, the Talking Heads legend is attempting his trickiest act of subversion yet.
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Jonathan Richman: I, Jonathan Album Review

Jonathan Richman: I, Jonathan Album Review | Music | Scoop.it
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today we explore the highlight of Jonathan Richman’s rich and varied solo career.
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Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella - The New York Times

Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella - The New York Times | Music | Scoop.it
In a performance that reinvented the festival set, the pop star commanded the stage for nearly two hours, teaching history and sweating the details.
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Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska Album Review

Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska Album Review | Music | Scoop.it
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we explore the solitary sound of the incomparable Nebraska.
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Fools Rush In : Are We Still Here Yet?

Fools Rush In : Are We Still Here Yet? | Music | Scoop.it
One night recently I was sitting in the balcony at the Fillmore between sets by They Might Be Giants at when the song “The Waitin
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How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Reclaimed Punk from White Supremacists

How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Reclaimed Punk from White Supremacists | Music | Scoop.it
An oral history of fighting back against Nazis.
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Village Voice’s plans to stop printing spurs music editor’s memories | Austin Music Source

Village Voice’s plans to stop printing spurs music editor’s memories | Austin Music Source | Music | Scoop.it
By Chuck Eddy Special to the American-Statesman The first issue of The Village Voice I ever saw was the one dated January 22, 1979. The cover headlines were “The Case Against Jimmy Liar” (by Jack Newfield, with President Carter headshot), “Donald Trump Cuts the Cards” (by Wayn
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Perspective | The bittersweet brilliance of Tommy Keene

Perspective | The bittersweet brilliance of Tommy Keene | Music | Scoop.it
The Washington singer-songwriter never hit it big. Here’s why he’s still one of the greats.
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The Improbable Birth of American Rock Writing

The Improbable Birth of American Rock Writing | Music | Scoop.it
Paul Williams, the 17-year-old founder of Crawdaddy!, believed that rock n roll could reach the aesthetic, political, and social equal of any other art form.
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“Like Sonny Liston”: An Appreciation of Tom Petty

“Like Sonny Liston”: An Appreciation of Tom Petty | Music | Scoop.it
Writing songs that are truly great is a hard enough job. Writing a perfect
song is rare indeed. But in this remembrance of Tom Petty, Drive-By
Truckers co-founder Patterson Hood argues that Petty achieved perfection
repeatedly, perhaps more than any other Southern-born songwriter.
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Joni Mitchell’s Openhearted Heroism

Joni Mitchell’s Openhearted Heroism | Music | Scoop.it
She made the best music of her generation by falling in love, over and over, while defending her sense of self.
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