| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Icelandic musician Valgeir Siguršsson has quite an impressive resume of production credits for music recording (Feist, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Kate Nash, et al.). Maybe he's so successful in his recording career because he actually knows how to make...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:30 AM
While the name Henry Wagons (pictured) only resonates with a few lucky folks stateside, consider these facts: 1) In his native Melbourne, Australia, the outlaw-country-rock singer-songwriter was named one of the cities' 100 most influential people; 2)...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Rocker Lou Reed exposes his literary side in a piece in Poetry Magazine addressed to his onetime teacher, the ill-fated writer Delmore Schwartz....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 7:00 PM
In different recent interviews marking the release of his new record, Apocalypse, the singer and songwriter Bill Callahan said that he's not a fan of poetry, nor of Bob Dylan. Callahan, who performed under the name...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:43 AM
If you've never heard a note played by either Simon Dawes or Dawes, it's understandably very easy to get the two bands mixed up. After all, their names are very similar and lineup-wise, both are almost the same thing. But to Taylor Goldsmith, Simon...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 4:20 PM
If you think winter in Chicago is brutal, try visiting Mongolia in February.
Local indie rockers Canasta did just that recently, spending ten days touring the remote country as part of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Satan Is Real
The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer
For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...