• 45 Grave: November 2012

    45 Grave: November 2012

    45 Grave is a monthly column dedicated to a physical music medium that is way too fun to go quietly into digital limbo, no matter how long its author suffers from a turkey coma.

  • 45 Grave: October 2012

    45 Grave: October 2012

    45 Grave is a monthly column dedicated to a physical music medium that is way too fun to go quietly into digital limbo, no matter how eagerly cloud zombies want to fashion the coffin.

  • Joe South, 1940-2012

    Joe South, 1940-2012

    Legendary southern songwriter Joe South died Wednesday of heart failure. James Mann asks Dan Baird to recall “Hush.”

  • Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury

    American writer Ray Bradbury leaves Earth a significant legacy as one of the most influential writers of the latter 20th century. Matt Parish recollects the man and his work, and his personal interactions with Bradbury.

  • Doc Watson, 1923-2012

    Doc Watson, 1923-2012

    The world mourns the loss of a true musical master, Doc Watson.

  • Adam “MCA” Yauch: Old school memories and subsequent graduations

    Adam “MCA” Yauch: Old school memories and subsequent graduations

    Jared Campbell, in pressed button-up shirt and Ganesha tie, declares gratitude for MCA and the rest of the Beastie Boys.

  • Brevard Busking Coalition

    Brevard Busking Coalition

    David Johansson peers into the donkey-cart abyss that is Brevard Busking Coalition, and comes out mostly unscathed.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    Fela Kuti Lives

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  • Alex Chilton: Children by the Million

    Alex Chilton: Children by the Million

    Alex Chilton died March 17 in New Orleans. James Mann remembers the man who gave so much to so many.

  • Top 19 Dead People of 2009

    Top 19 Dead People of 2009

    Another tough year is dead and gone, leaving only the tough and the clever. Carl F Gauze remembers 19 of 2009’s great and not so great dead people.

  • Remembering Vic Chesnutt: 1964-2009

    Remembering Vic Chesnutt: 1964-2009

    The world lost an astonishingly gifted artist when singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt passed away December 25, 2009.

  • Les Paul

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