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Threads of Americana. Repurposed Traditions and the New German Folk Music

Willy Tea Taylor in Berlin

After the silence induced by the Nazi regime, hybrids of American folk songs with German texts made way for new genres such as krautrock. There were suddenly spaces – dance halls and music circles – blossoming and popular artists found the courage to redefine previously popular songs. […]

RUSH to be honored at JUNOs 2015 with Allan Waters Humanitarian Award


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced RUSH – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – as the recipient of the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award […]

Ellie Goulding Plays Impromptu Free Acoustic Set at LACMA (pics)


Ellie Goulding played an impromptu free acoustic set comprising four songs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Monday promoted by an ambiguous Facebook update. Check out MZ’s pics from the event. […]

Artist Profile: Love X Stereo – Rocking in the Shadows of ‘Gangnam Style’

Jisan Valley Rock Festival_1

Love X Stereo immediately caught our ear with their daring re-visioning of rock tropes and standards from the 90’s onward and in the process have evolved a sound quite their own. While we feature their improbably fresh version of the often covered Pixies’ song “Wave of Mutilation” in our jukebox, we chose it because it helps to underscore how this band is decidedly different than the sounds to which we have become so accustomed on the radio […]