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  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
  • Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices

     Paul Ryan taken to task for fashion choices
    When Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) billowed onto the national political stage in Norfolk, Va., as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate this month, the reaction was swift and unanimous — at least among the fashion-focused. Press pundits,...
  • 'Go the F— to Sleep' proves a popular lullaby with bleary-eyed adults

    'Go the F— to Sleep' proves a popular lullaby with bleary-eyed adults
    The No. 1 book on Amazon.com isn't "Bossypants" by Tina Fey or "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris — the top New York Times bestsellers this week. Topping the Amazon list is a picture book from a little-known publisher that won't be available until...
  • Digital music: Topspin prefers to avoid labels

     
    As the buzz surrounding Google's efforts to jump into the digital music market rose to a roar in late August, one name kept surfacing about the person who might lead it — Ian Rogers. Rogers, who once headed up Yahoo Inc.'s $140-million music business,...
  • South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns with first U.S. album in 17 years

     
    When South African musician Johnny Clegg started playing music in earnest in the 1970s, he was something of a trendsetter, one who assembled an integrated band of white and black musicians at a time when his nation’s government officially sanctioned.......
  • Teen band could be headed for top of its class

     
    Barely a year old, with a win and second-place at two battle of the bands at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg-based teen alt-rockers Edelweiss graduated to its next step Saturday, headlining a show at its home venue. Edelweiss It would be........
  • If By Yes: Yuka Honda and Petra Haden collaborate with the musical goal of 'making the landscape as believable as possible'

     
    Yuka Honda, the Japan-born, New York-based multi-instrumentalist/producer, collaborates with L.A.’s multi-voiced singer-violinist Petra Haden for their long-germinating If By Yes project, released on Sean Lennon's Chimera Music...
  • In Rotation: Los Amigos Invisibles' 'Not So Commercial'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... When Venezuelan sextet Los Amigos Invisibles was discovered by David Byrne and released its U.S. debut in 1998, there was the danger that the......
  • Do go to Do-Division this weekend

     
    Food, crafts and a raging danceoff courtesy of a Talking Heads tribute band. How can you not be there?...
  • Tom Tom Club are far more than Talking Heads at Sellersville Theater

     
    “Say something once, why say it again?” Talking Heads sang in their song “Psycho Killer.” But in the case of new wave music from the early 1980s, there’s reason to saying it again. Because its bears repeating, and it’...
  • Pollyn celebrate "How Small We Are," play L.A. Zoo alongside Abe Vigoda on Friday night

     
    Pollyn "How Small We Are" from Pollyn on Vimeo. It's been a banner year for Brian Eno. His latest record, "Drums Between the Bells," has been praised and he co-produced the stellar Seun Kuti record. Moreover, the music he made......
  • Fatboy Slim rides techno's second U.S. wave

     
    Fifteen years after Fatboy Slim's commercial big-beat breakthrough "Better Living Through Chemistry," the pioneer of the first wave of techno embraced by the American mainstream has stayed at the forefront of the second....