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Doc: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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I can think of only one artist who stands at the junction of jazz, gospel, R&B and rock 'n' roll, and that would be Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Louis Jordan certainly comes close to the center of this popular-music Venn diagram,...      ...

Petition For Snoop Dogg To Narrate 'Planet Earth' Already Has Thousands Of SIgnatures

What's so good? Thousands of fans have signed a petition to have hip-hop icon and legendary stoner, Snoop Dogg become a full time narrator on the BBC show Planet Earth, narrated by the legendary David Attenborough.  This petition isShow More Summary

What's going on Sunday? (Bruce Springsteen, Horrendous, Paul Collins Beat, 50 Cent & more)

photo: Bruce @ MSG earlier this week (more by PSquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center The Boss is celebrating his classic 1980...

Drake releases new song "Summer Sixteen," says new album 'Views From the Six' will be out in April

by Andrew Sacher Drake did another of his OVO Sound Radio shows today, and debuted a new single called "Summer Sixteen." He goes pretty hard on this one, calling out Obama (who said Kendrick Lamar is a better rapper) and...

It was 47 years ago today…

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave an ad hoc concert on the roof of Apple’s offices in Savile Row. It was their last public performance. Soon after, working a radio news shift, I wrote a short, sad headline: ‘The Beatles Disband’. The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo. (An earlier […]

It was 46 years ago today….

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave an ad hoc concert on the roof of Apple’s offices in Savile Row. It was their last public performance. Soon after, working a radio news shift, I wrote a short, sad headline: ‘The Beatles Disband’. The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo.

Premiere: High Llamas - “McKain James”

Man, oh man. If there's any art form out there that complements catchy, colorful, pocket-symphony-style, British jangle-pop better than STOP-MOTION ANIMATION, I've certainly never come across it (and I'm a brilliant genius and polymath who's come across everything ever, so I know what I'm talking about).

Newswire: God help us all, DMB is offering party buses with bathrooms

Not content to simply shit on Chicago, Dave Matthews Band is now preparing to shit all over the Big Apple as Consequence Of Sound reports on a party bus company that is offering to shuttle puka shell-and-khaki short clad DMB fanatics from the Hammersmith Ballroom in Manhattan to shows in New Jersey and Long Island for $55 a pop. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How Whitney Houston made “The Star-Spangled Banner” her own

In 1991, when Whitney Houston agreed to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, America had just gone to war in the Persian Gulf and was looking for signs of hope and encouragement. What Houston delivered was a performance that forever altered the way America’s national anthem is performed in public. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: A chef has both recreated and eaten the meal from ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres

Back in 1973, the formidable Texas blues-rock trio ZZ Top ascended to national stardom with its Tres Hombres LP, a collection so successful it lingered on the charts until 1976. One of the most memorable aspects of the album was itsShow More Summary

Hear This: An iconic Tom Petty song was written for someone else

In Hear This, The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: Now that we’re a few weeks into our new year’s resolutions, we’re featuring songs about giving up. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, “Don’t ComeShow More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: This interactive graph is a neat trip through 25 years of Billboard’s rap charts

Rap music has changed a ton over the past 25 years, and Polygraph’s Matt Daniels has created the interactive graph to prove it. Teaming up with the folks at Billboard, Daniels created a chart the both tracks and plays the Top 10 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart from 1989 to 2015. Show More Summary

Column: Favorite Mixtapes of January 2016

With a daunting cascade of releases spewing from the likes of DatPiff, LiveMixtapes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud, it can be difficult to keep up with the overbearing yet increasingly vital mixtape game. In this column, we aim to immerse ourselves in this hyper-prolific world and share our favorite releases each month. Show More Summary

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