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Def Jukies Rile Middle East Audience

Within seconds of beginning our interview by phone, Def Jux rapper Murs has interrupted my questions to ask where I’m

OK Go Teach Willing Folks

Chicago-based rockers OK Go brought a rare commodity to the Middle East last Monday—fun, both mischievous and silly. At a

Sound and Fury

For the last couple of months, I’ve been listening to all kinds of music, in very large quantities, sometimes in

Nick Hornby Discusses Songs, Books

Nick Hornby is a fan’s fan, and has written the book to prove it. Hornby’s latest work, Songbook, recently published

Aesop Rocks With ‘Bazooka Tooth’ Tour

Aesop Rock doesn’t care what critics think of his music. “People’s opinions outside of my direct group of friends means

Sound and Fury

I just completed my first legal music download, courtesy of the iTunes music store and a gift certificate from a

Sound and Fury

I am a confessed music snob. I like my music informed by history, complex and multi-layered. I like to listen

Reggae Artist Burning Spear Rocks the Roxy

Burning Spear is comfortable with the title of “legend” that is universally bestowed upon him. “When people see a legend,

Sound and Fury

Everyone who listens to music with any real interest knows the feeling. That sort of fevered, messianic impulse that visits

Sound and Fury

An apocryphal story has it that several years ago, Dave Matthews traveled to London and began to play on the

Funeral Music Plays For Bastion of the Blues

Two weeks ago, music-obsessed students lost a cultural landmark. But it wasn’t one of the historic sites on campus—it was


Post-Album Release, Lif Finds New Life

Mr. Lif is a man with a mission. Several, in fact. While his politically conscious lyrics offer new viewpoints on

Food and Drink

Frolicking With the Flying Frogs

Swathed in smoke and murky lighting in the Avalon Ballroom on We. Nov. 13th, Les Claypool hunched over to sing

Food and Drink

New Music

Pearl Jam Riot Act Epic Two years since their last studio album and 72 live albums later, Pearl Jam is

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Celebrating the Songs of Sorrow

This week, the Kuumba Singers are releasing a recording of their Spring 2002 concert entitled One More River. In keeping