Tierney Smith

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Recorded with pedal steel/dobro player Ben Keith, bassist Rick Rosas, and drummer Ralph Molina, Chrome Dreams II is the sequel to a shelved 1976 project. It gathers new renditions of previously unrecorded songs spanning the years. With the search ...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Denise Sullivan opens Rip It Up! Rock 'n' Roll Rulebreakers with a simple anecdote. When she received her first record player at age 6, she took a copy of the Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow into her bedroom and "closed the door for the n...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based 'zine Punk Planet, which won the Utne Reader Alternative Press award last year, has covered a music scene that's inextricably bound to a progressive political stance. The voices in this book -- musicians, politic...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    In author Richie Unterberger's estimation, no other decade produced as much great music as the '60s. Of the many overlooked geniuses of that era, the author has chosen 19 to profile in his latest book, Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overl...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    During the five-year period he spent in seclusion at his home in New York's Dakota Building, John Lennon periodically issued dispatches to the outside world confirming that he was content to be a devoted bread-baking husband who never left the hou...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    In Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg, rap superstar Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Calvin Broadus) registers more than a mild case of discomfort with his designation as (in his words) "spokesperson for the gangsta lifestyle,"...