The Grammys are a huge night for music fans. While we tend to shake our head and wonder how some of these artists won (ie. "Album of the Year"), it's entertaining to watch the live performances and keep fingers crossed for our favorite artists. fun. won big last night, sweeping up the "Song of the Y ... More >>
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady go back. Way back.
Before the two joined San Franciscan psychedelic outfit Jefferson Airplane they played together in a group called The Triumphs. After (while Airplane morphed into the subsequently cheesier and cheesier Starship), the two formed Ho ... More >>
See also: Up on the Sun the Podcast, Featuring Amen Dunes and Our Levon Helm Tribute
When New York-based songwriter Damon McMahon, the man behind the shadowy, warbly pysch-folk of Amen Dunes, says he's lived a million musical lives, he's exaggerating only a little. He spent his early 20s in the buz ... More >>
Sorry about that! Up on the Sun: The Podcast took an unexpected break over the past two weeks to deal with some family matters and take a sweaty trip out to Coachella. (Best show I saw? Wild freaking Flag.) But we're back in full force, bringing you UOTS: The Podcast episode five, featuring Damon Mc ... More >>
Back in May, Hooves frontman Andrew Krissberg explained to me before the band took the floor at Bikini Lounge that the band's decision to move to Washington was one step in a grand plan.
The band's plan sounded idyllic --hanging out in the Pac Northwest, touring, and recording a new record. Thi ... More >>
"The Big Man" was an appropriate moniker for Clarence Clemons. At
6-feet-4 and 250 pounds, the saxophonist, who died Saturday from complications involving a recent stroke, was literally
quite large. But even his physical stature couldn't measure up
to his legendary sax skills as a 40-year memb ... More >>
It took Kanye West long enough to give Taylor Swift the musical apology many say he's owed her for a long time. In fact, it took him almost a year. But finally, the apology has arrived in the form of a song called "Devil in a New Dress."
Surprisingly, he actually sounds remorseful. Good to know ... More >>
Arizona's Calexico.The Newport Folk Festival is historically significant, not just because of its ever-exciting, often bleeding edge lineup, but because in 1965 Bob Dylan decided to plug in and play electric, much to the dismay of a large portion of the crowd. That set forever changed people's id ... More >>