Sometime on October 12, 1978, a yell echoed out through the halls of the infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York. Anonymous and disembodied, it failed to attract anyone’s attention, but ultimately the hotel’s guests would find out it came from Nancy Spungen, girlfriend to Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. From there, all hell broke loose.
With his soft, gravelly voice and expressive tremble, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur gives the impression of a young Stephen Stills practicing a Bowie-like quaver. The voice is Arthur's own, though, pure Ohio sand, soul, and grit, with a hint of theatricality.
Most complete-album shows are celebrations of commonly agreed-on landmarks, victory laps for established classics that send audiences home humming their music collections. But Mavericks, the first album by Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, is more like a buried treasure.
Music Judith Owen and Harry Shearer's Holiday Sing-Along. This gig by the Welsh songstress and her husband, radio host and comic actor Shearer (the bassist in Spinal Tap), started with a Christmas party at their house
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.
When Lou Reed passed away this past October at 71, he left a Velvet Underground-sized hole in pop culture that’s unlikely ever to be filled. But that isn’t stopping Philly-based music blog Tri-State Indie from trying.
Music-industry vets reminisce about their time previously spent in Philly with colorful results.
NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden - as long as the fans will have him.
Follow up to 'Slave Ambient' due March 18.
Desert blues from Niger.
Camden County gospel singer Tye Tribbett leads the local pack for the awards, which will be given out January 26 in Los Angeles.