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Why Frank Ocean Is the Ultimate Millennial Superstar

There is a line in the sand between generations and it's marked "Frank Ocean." It seems that certain music elders are flummoxed by the internet's incessant begging for a new album from the loosely termed "R&B" visionary since the release of debut Channel Orange in 2012. They're bemused as to...

Mystery of 101-year-old master pianist who has dementia

Somehow an elderly woman who struggles to recognise people or where she is can tap in to the musical training of her youth to play nearly 400 songs by ear

Music director stole $113,000 from his mother

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The music director of Opera Omaha has pleaded no contest to abuse of a vulnerable adult after taking $113,669 from his elderly mother, a dementia patient. Lawyers for John C. Gawf Jr acknowledged in court that he wrote cheques on his mother’s bank account to pay for his own gambling debts between May 2015 and January this […]

One of the Founding Fathers of Bluegrass Dies

A singer and musician who was a pioneer and elder statesman of bluegrass music has died. Ralph Stanley died Thursday at age 89 after struggling with skin cancer. Stanley’s official website announced his death. Stanley was a patriarch of Appalachian...

Hear “Volume” From Pylon Live Double Album (Stereogum Premiere)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Athens, Georgia quartet Pylon were major players in the ’80s pop underground — All Music Guide rightly describes them unassailable “elder statesmen of the alternative rock explosion” — and 1983 was a banner year for the band. They released their second album, Chomp, on Atlanta-based DB Records and toured the country extensively, even playing a […]

The Elderly Bearers of a Folk-Music Tradition in Rural Tennessee

The critic Greil Marcus has written that “forgetting and disappearance” are the engines of the romance in American folk music. Folk players, at the same time, are inheritors and couriers of memory—partaking of a great archive of long-held recollections. Show More Summary

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