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Is this the worst era ever for band names?

There will be pandas: With thousands of bands headed to Austin for SXSW, let's hope their music is more inventive than their names. (Illustration by Spike Press.) If you want to stand out at South by Southwest — the sprawling...

By Chris Richards  | March 11, 2011; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Musical History Tour: Joe Boyd and Robyn Hitchcock revisit the '60s

Robyn Hitchcock and Joe Boyd will revisit the '60s tonight at the Birchmere. (Tom Oldham) By Joe Boyd's reckoning, "the '60s began in the summer of 1956" and "ended in October of 1973." There's a sense, however, in which...

By Mark Jenkins  | March 9, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kurt Vile’s hazy rock becomes refined "Smoke Ring"

Kurt Vile eliminates some clutter and ends up with the best album of his career. (Courtesy Matador Records) When Kurt Vile arrived on the blogosphere in 2008, his hazy rock songs were the kind that made you want to know...

By Chris Richards  | March 4, 2011; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Esperanza Spalding's Grammy hasn't changed her low-key style

Esperanza Spalding, shown here performing in Washington last October, will perform in Frederick, Md. on March 4. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) After shocking the universe by winning a Grammy for best new artist two weeks ago - besting the likes of...

By Chris Richards  | February 25, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Understanding Lady Gaga

What makes Lady Gaga Lady Gaga? Even visionaries have to start somewhere. Lady Gaga invented herself, fashioning her outsize persona from a mix of high and low culture, drag queens and heavy metalers, pop stars and random provocateurs. Unlike Madonna,...

By Allison Stewart  | February 18, 2011; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire take home top prizes at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Don't worry if you don't know the difference between Song of the Year and Record of the Year -- country trio Lady Antebellum won both awards. (Matt Sayles/AP) Gaga, schmaga. Lady Antebellum, the adorable country-pop trio with the slavery-era name,...

By Chris Richards  | February 14, 2011; 12:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Justin Bieber on the big screen, David Malitz , February 11, 2011
Looking ahead: Five new artists to look for in 2011, Chris Richards , January 21, 2011
William Tyler's wordless story songs, David Malitz , January 21, 2011
Dismemberment Plan reunion hits many personal notes, Chris Richards , January 20, 2011
Patti Smith and Keith Richards: a study in contrast, Mark Jenkins , December 30, 2010
Forget stockings. These boxes need a sleigh., Chris Richards , December 10, 2010
Where were you the day Lennon died?, Click Track , December 7, 2010
For Merle Haggard, music is a life sentence, Chris Richards , December 3, 2010
Liturgy's black metal not all dark, David Malitz , November 19, 2010
U.S. Royalty, bridging indie rock and men's fashion, Chris Richards , November 18, 2010
Drama lacking at MTV's Video Music Awards, Chris Richards , September 13, 2010
Ian Nagoski's musical calling, Click Track , August 20, 2010
Music blogger: 'I rolled with Obama's crew' , Chris Richards , July 30, 2010
92Q boosts Baltimore's signature club sound , Chris Richards , July 9, 2010
McCartney's stately performance, David Malitz , June 2, 2010
Breaking down concert ticket service charges, Chris Richards , May 7, 2010
Earth Day's moment in the sun, David Malitz , April 26, 2010
This land is their land: Guthries take on D.C. , Chris Richards , February 19, 2010
At the White House, civil rights in song, Chris Richards , February 10, 2010
Baltimore's Beach House: Living the "Dream", Chris Richards , January 22, 2010
In Sunday's Post: Bieber-mania begins, David Malitz , December 18, 2009
 
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