The New York trio Battles and the Chicago-based experimental rock band Cheer-Accident come from very different directions. But critic Milo Miles says that both groups have recently put out their most appealing records, without losing their cerebral side.
Al Green wrote "Take Me to the River," but it was his labelmate Syl Johnson who first made it famous. Rock historian Ed Ward traces Johnson's early career, which started in Chicago blues clubs in the 1950s.
Doe is probably still best known as co-founder of the punk-rock band X more than 30 years ago. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Doe's new solo album Keeper is less conflicted and more contemplative than his earlier works.
Marilyn and Alan Bergman have been writing irresistible songs together for 50 years, putting words in the mouths of singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and Barbra Streisand. Here, the Bergmans discuss some of their favorite tunes and their many years making music together.
A new book by members of a local non-profit combines two things you might not normally pair up: making music and hearing loss. For these musicians, there were ways to keep the music playing even after losing their hearing.
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