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  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    When we last heard from the Bs, their future seemed uncertain. Cindy Wilson had left the band, and though the remaining trio's Good Stuff album of 1992 wasn't bad, it didn't set off any sparks, either. Then Wilson rejoined the band to tour behind ...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Dave King, frontman for L.A.'s Flogging Molly, writes the lyrics for his songs on a manual typewriter that was made in 1916, the year of The Easter Rising, the rebellion that kicked off modern Ireland's struggle to free itself from British rule. T...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South Africa's premier vocal group, made the world aware of the power of Zulu music in 1986, when they sang on Paul Simon's Graceland. Since then, they've won Grammys and toured the globe, captivating audiences with their ...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Baby Dee became a legend in New York's art music underground for her antics with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and her penchant for roaming the city on a gigantic tricycle, smoking a cigar and wearing a bee costume. Onstage, and on her recent Safe...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    When Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman left the Byrds to start the Flying Burrito Brothers, they caused a seismic shift in the worlds of country music and rock. Until the Burritos, California country was Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and the Bakersfield...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Konono No. 1 is from the Congo, and they make music unlike anything you've ever heard. Their music is based on the sound of the mingiedi, the Congolese thumb piano, also known as the kalimba and sanza. Band leader Mawangu Mingiedi moved to Kinshas...