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A Remembrance For Chicago's Jazz Record Mart

People from all over the world went to visit the record store, which has closed after more than 60 years. In an age of online shopping, customers remember it as a unique brick-and-mortar experience.

On 'Big Bad Good,' My Bubba Finds A Way To Be Quiet In A Loud World

"We wanted to explore that quality of a newly born song and try to catch it," My Larsdotter says of the new album, which blends the duo's Scandinavian heritage with bluegrass, country and blues.

Joe’s Record Paradise Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Save Itself

After relocating from one Silver Spring location to another, Maryland record shop Joe’s Record Paradise says it’s hurting for cash. Thursday the 42-year-old business launched a GoFundMe campaign...

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'Psycho' And So Much More: Composer Bernard Herrmann Gets A D.C. Festival

Herrmann's career and legacy are largely unsung, but in some circles he's regarded "as the supreme Hollywood screen composer." D.C.'s PostClassical Ensemble is holding a monthlong multimedia retrospective, including special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


First Listen: Wire, ‘Nocturnal Koreans’

Wire is like that old friend I see every once in a while. Each time I’m not sure what to expect: upbeat sometimes, complex and multi-layered other times or simply straight to the heart. In all...

First Listen: Carlos Niño & Friends, ‘Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!’

If you’ve been emotionally connected to Los Angeles’ underground soul and beat scene in the past 20 years, chances are you’ve been in Carlos Niño’s presence. The producer and multi-instrumentalist...

Nada Surf On World Cafe

Last month, Nada Surf released a new full-length album, You Know Who You Are, after a four-year break. The New York band consists of Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals), Doug Gillard (guitar),...

Video Premiere: Fellow Creatures Get Trapped In Party Jail

Sam McCormally is not having a good time....

Who Owns 'We Shall Overcome'? All Of Us, A Lawsuit Claims

The same law firm that recently succeeded in releasing "Happy Birthday" from copyright rules is now hoping to do the same for the civil rights anthem.

The Harry Bells: A Strong Contender For Most Boisterous Band In D.C.

Four members of D.C.’s The Harry Bells — saxophonists Matt Rippetoe and Jonathan Parker, trumpeter Joe Herrera and trombonist Ben Ford — are jazz cats. The third saxophonist, Chris Watling, comes...