'Everybody's Crying Mercy' and other timeless Mose Allison songs

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The jazz and blues singer Mose Allison, who died on Tuesday at age 89, was a sardonic songwriter with a flair for leavening a depressive world... Read more

Leonard Cohen at the Academy was one of Philly's best concerts ever

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The harshest put-down Leonard Cohen ever delivered is a line in “Hallelujah,” the song that became the Canadian song-poet’s... Read more

Beyonce's pantsuit, Tim Kaine's playlist, and other Presidential pop music news

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It’s been a busy final weekend for pop cultural Presidential campaigning. Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry stumped for Hillary Clinton... Read more

'Where's Our Love Song?': Talking Clinton, Trump, music and positivity with Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder is stumping for Hillary Clinton. On Friday night, the joyous musical genius played a GOTV (Get Out The Vote) concert for the... Read more

Music Picks: Seratones, Bobby Rush, Locos Por Juana

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Seratones Led by A.J. Haynes - a poised, big-voiced, Baptist Church-reared singer with an Angela Davis-style Afro and an affection for... Read more

Dylan's Nobel prize settles debate: Rock lyrics are poetry

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Bob Dylan is the songwriter who opened up the doors of possibility to all who followed. He was the mysterious bard with a guitar who sent out... Read more

Anti-Trump pop protesters get busy, roll out '30 Days, 30 Songs'

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Should Donald Trump become President, it will be a boon for the productivity of at least one American industry: pop protest music. This past... Read more

Review: Sigur Ros, majestic and metallic at the Academy of Music

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“There are only two kinds of music: Good, and the other kind,” Duke Ellington is said to have said. (The quote has also been attributed... Read more