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Fans Demand More Blue Notes From Music Matters!

A group of determined fans of both the Blue Note jazz catalog and the Music Matters reissues, which are always done from tape and done correctly …

Music Industry

Sony MDR-1000X review: No noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and …

Consumer Tech

Review: Ernest Dawkins, Vijay Iyer merge their sonic worlds at Constellation

At first hearing, the music of saxophonist Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble and pianist Vijay Iyer might seem remotely related, at best.<p>For Chicagoan Dawkins practically personifies the aesthetics of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a South Side institution …

Sun Ra Live at Inter-Media Arts, April 1991

Sun Ra recordings take time to absorb through the ears, heart, and brain. The emotional osmosis necessary to process his multi-faceted explorations, …

Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night Album Review

It started with “Sara.” The first two Fleetwood Mac albums to feature Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks—the self-titled album and <i>Rumours</i>—featured production typical of the pop-rock generated in Los Angeles in the ’70s. They were professional and pristine, exhibiting an instrumental and emotional …

To play jazz in New Orleans, you've got to know some hymns | NOLA.com

If we were to conduct a survey to determine New Orleans' most popular song, the song that everybody - young and old - would know how to sing, there's …

Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers & more joining Fleetwood Mac & Eagles at ‘Classic’ fests in NYC & LA

The lineups for Fleetwood Mac and Eagles’ two-day ‘Classic East’ and ‘Classic West’ festivals have been revealed. Billboard reports that for each, <b>The</b> …

This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.<p>Dancing with awkward-limbed jigs and posing about in balletic positions, a company of parrots strive to find balance between their lovely, chromatic plumage and augmented, bipedal faculties. The shock of a parrot sprouting legs below his …

Art

Get obsessed with Laura Marling's femme-centric new music

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is wake up early but stay in bed. Instead of puttering around my apartment, I’ll turn on my speakers …

'Women in Jazz' concert will put the music first with talent-rich lineup

The San Diego Symphony could not ask for a more qualified or esteemed musician than flutist Holly Hofmann to curate its Saturday, March 18, Jazz@The …

AudioQuest NightOwl headphones: Uber comfort and sound

The Audiophiliac goes on the prowl with the NightOwls.<p>As a guy who's listened to a ton of headphones and spent a lot of time obsessing about sound quality, I have to admit comfort looms large in my assessment of any headphone. After all, if it's torture to wear for more than 10 minutes, great sound …

Audiophile

Here's a high-end headphone amplifier with an (almost) affordable price

The Audiophiliac checks out the Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon 2.0 headphone amp and loves its sound.<p>I've long been an admirer of Cavalli headphone amps, I've heard three or four of them at audio shows over the years, but for one reason or another never got around to trying one at home. Now I have one …

Audiophile

Beats headphones are getting more frequent discounts

In the hypercompetitive headphone market, we're seeing Beats by Dre models often selling for less than their list prices. A lot less.<p>Beats by Dre's Solo 3 Wireless headphones haven't been out that long and they're already selling for well below their list price of $300. Amazon currently has them …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

• EG<p>Evening Star<p>10<p>Though it contains Brian Eno’s signature lolling synthesizers, <i>Evening Star</i>, more than much of his ambient work, has a feeling of induction. That welcomeness owes much to King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp’s warm noodling and plucking; he’s like a wedding musician if the whole world …

Jeff Bridges channels The Dude for John Goodman's Walk of Fame ceremony

The Dude still abides.<p>During John Goodman’s Walk of Fame ceremony Friday, a legendary character from the actor’s past paid him tribute. Goodman’s <i>The</i> …

Happy Birthday Rick Rubin: 7 great moments from an illustrious career

<b>And it’s a very happy birthday to the towering figure that is legendary record producer and label boss Rick Rubin who turns 54 today.</b><p>It’s certainly …

James Mercer’s new frontier: How the Shins made their boldest album yet

Life as a rock-star dad, years of lineup changes, and a never-ending obsession with pop music: The Shins’ James Mercer, 46, opens up to EW about the …

Hear Bob Dylan's Majestic Rendition of Classic 'Stardust'

Singer-songwriter covers Hoagy Carmichael's standard for upcoming 'Triplicate' covers LP<p>Bob Dylan's journey into the Great American Songbook …

Bob Dylan

How The Beatles Wiped The Slate Clean With “The White Album”

The album that we have all come to call “The White Album” is in reality called <i>The Beatles</i>, but virtually from the moment it was released, on 22 …

Shake Down: Clash Meets Valerie June

Songwriting, the touring life, and the sound of soul...<b>Valerie June</b> is a striking proposition.Those long dreads are tied up Medusa-style, a humble …

Lucinda Williams

Two Rare Bowie Albums Will Be Unearthed for Record Store Day

They'll be available on vinyl.<p>Two rare David Bowie albums will be released on vinyl next month, to mark the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day.<p>One is a live album, <i>Cracked Actor (Live In Los Angeles 1974)</i>, which was recorded in September 1974 and has never been officially released before. All of …

David Bowie

Remastering the One Beatles Live Album Finally Made It Great

The Beatles' remarkable catalog includes just one official live album, and the group's immense popularity made it unlistenable. <i>The Beatles at the</i> …

Earliest Film Footage of The Beatles Shows Up on YouTube

David Letterman once joked The Beatles will be releasing a new <b>Anthology</b> collection because “Ringo remembered another anecdote.” Now with the …

A 50-Song Memoir Brilliantly Argues Music Can Change Lives

The tracks on the Magnetic Fields’ new album take on Stephin Merritt’s biography year by year, but the underlying story is about art itself.<p>When Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields was five years old, his mom took him to see Jefferson Airplane. The year was 1970, and Grace Slick had a message …

Stephin Merritt

The 8 best high-end turntables to aspire to

<b>Following our guides to the best budget and mid-range turntables, we rundown 8 of the best high-end decks that will make your vinyl sing.</b><p>Why bother …

B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen has a new entry-level model in its expanding line of premium Bluetooth wireless headphones. At $300 (£249, $AU 399), I wouldn't call the Beoplay H4 a bargain, but it did surprise me how good it sounded and I think it matches up well with the competition at this price -- …

4 of the most comfortable pairs of headphones you can buy

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Audio quality is important, but not if the headphones you're wearing are uncomfortable, or painful.<p>These four headphones both sound great <i>and</i> …

Consumer Tech
Consumer Tech

John Cale on Velvet Underground's Debut: 'We Weren't There to F--k Around'

As 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' turns 50, the violist reflects on the audacity of the group<p>The way John Cale tells it, he had a revelation one …

Lou Reed