Joni Mitchell

Musician LP on Androgyny, Identity and How Joni Mitchell Breaks the Rules

LP, (real name Laura Pergolizzi), has been making music professionally for over a decade, writing songs for the likes of Cher ("Red," "Pride"), Rita Ora ("Shine Ya Light"), and Christina Aguilera ("Beautiful People"), and scoring her first major breakthrough with Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink To That)." …

Kurt Cobain

12 Album Covers Inspired By Famous Works of Art

Aside from music videos, cover art often acts as the main visual component of an album. So it makes sense that artists typically approach the …

Rock Music

5 Things To Do This Weekend: A Metallica God And His Monster Collection To A Reimagined Joni Mitchell

Support the news<p>Movie posters of the 1930s or contemporary movies of today? Art rock meets "Blue" or Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' meet up for the blues? …

With An Avant-Rock Reimagining Of ‘Blue,’ Arc Iris Reveals A New Joni Mitchell

Support the news<p>For the past few months, the Providence avant-rock trio Arc Iris has been touring New England with a concert it calls "Arc Iris …

Music

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock talks music, recovery and partying with Prince | Miami Herald

Herbie Hancock likes to surprise us.<p>Remember when the post-bop stalwart went funk/soul/jazz on "Head Hunters" in 1973? Remember when he went …

Jazz

Meghan Markle: The 10 Women Who Changed My Life

We all have that woman who, in some way, changed our lives for the better. In actress and philanthropist Meghan Markle's case, there are 10. Here, the "Suits" star (catch the 100th episode of the USA Network's show on August 30th!) shares her very personal—and inspiring— list.<p><b>1. Dian</i> …

Women's News

​This Week at Harvard: Eight Activities on the Coast, in the City, and Close to Home

We’ve compiled yet another list of school-free summer activities to help keep your mind off of the impending doom of September.

Student Journalism

Nine Songs: Nadine Shah

The singer/songwriter talks through the songs that have inspired her art.>

Music

Robbie Robertson on The Last Waltz, gear secrets and that bronze Fender Strat

Introduction<p><b>Robbie Robertson has had quite the life in music. From backing Bob Dylan at the epochal moment when he ‘went electric’, to carving out</b> …

Guitar

New Mix: Turning The Tables Takes Over All Songs Considered

Turning the Tables was intended as "a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation" around women's place in the canon of modern music. This week, five journalists take over <i>All Songs Considered</i> in order to continue that dialogue.<p>NPR Music's Ann Powers, Suraya …

Music

Lorde and The 1975’s Matty Healy recite Joni Mitchell lyrics on Twitter

Two artists share a Twitter back-and-forth and their fans could deal with it<p>Lorde and The 1975 frontman Matty Healy shared a Twitter exchange, …

The Life and Death of Jaco Pastorius

“What can I say about Jaco? When I first met him he was extremely present tense and, I would have to say for lack of a better term, extremely …

Music

The Art of Recording

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Watchlist

Björk Says New Album Is Her “Tinder Record” | Pitchfork

Yesterday, Björk announced that her new album would be “coming out very soon.” While little is known about the upcoming release, Björk has revealed in a new interview with <i>Dazed</i> that it will be her “Tinder record.” She goes on to explain that the album is “about being in love. Spending time with a …

Music

Bjork on Her New Record: 'It's Like My Tinder Album'

On Wednesday, Björk gave word of an imminent new record through a short statement on her Instagram, saying the yet-untitled album would be “coming …

Music

John Kelly on Joni Mitchell: Blue is the warmest colour

<b>John Kelly writes for Culture about the Albums That Will Save Your Life...</b><p>'Blue' is a well chosen word. Musicians know well what it signifies. It’s …

Music

Even More Great Albums By Women Outside Of The Top 150

NPR Music recently released a top-ranking list of 150 albums by women. NPR's Noel King chats with Jill Sternheimer of the Lincoln Center and NPR's Paula Mejia who had some of tough decisions.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CALIFORNIA")<p>JONI MITCHELL: (Singing) Sitting in a park in Paris, France, …

Music

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017

Drawn from the 14,000+ titles in PW's Fall Announcements issue, we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Fall 2017. …

Books

The 12 Best New Restaurants in America

From San Francisco to Knoxville, where to eat right now across America<p>It’s been said a million times, but it’s truer than ever: Dining is now a fundamental part of the cultural experience in America. My job, as Eater’s restaurant editor, is to study — more specifically, to devour — the nation’s …

Restaurants

Hear the 150 Greatest Albums by Women: NPR Creates a New Canon of Albums That Puts Women at the Center of Music History

What is it with all the trendpieces on great women artists, writers, directors, singers, etc.? What, indeed. To ask the question is to acknowledge …

Music

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Stardust – Joni Mitchell 1982-2007

While there may not be quite as many highs as from her California days, there’s still much to be gleaned from Joni Mitchell’s often overlooked …

Music

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

130. Teena Marie<i><br>Wild and Peaceful (Motown Records, 1979)</i><p>Teena Marie's debut album, <i>Wild and Peaceful</i>, couldn't have had a more accurate title. Released in 1979 and largely composed by her longtime collaborator Rick James, the album bounced between moods and moments that represented either end of the …

Music

Flashback to the Rock Stars Who Fell in Love With Greece

Leonard Cohen and friends in HydraFrom the Beatles and Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen and David Bowie internationally praised and famous rock stars …

Greece

The 30 Best Breakup Albums of All Time

Sometimes, a simple song helps fuel your rage and channel your heartbreak. Other times, you need a little more. Like, an entire album more. Years …

Music

A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story

Support the news<p>A few years ago, my friend Jill Sternheimer and I started a conversation one night while driving around the streets of New Orleans. …

Music

What's In Your Fridge: Mo Tarmohamed

Mike Usinger<i>What’s in Your Fridge is where the</i> Straight<i> asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and,</i> …

Music

Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson: Examining the illustrious career of a truly prolific pop penman

It's impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album <i>Re-Covered</i> offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he's delivered as a singer, songwriter, band member and producer have been …

Music

Ship Point revitalization a case of unpaving paradise

Like the Joni Mitchell song in reverse, the City of Victoria hopes to replace a parking lot with a bit of paradise as it revitalizes Ship Point.Ship …

Canadian News

Bill Collings: 1948–2017

A fellow guitar builder pays fond tribute to a giant of modern lutherie.

Guitar

Swinging Modern Sounds #82: Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark: A Symposium

There have been only a very few albums of music in my life whose impact on me has been because the album sounded like nothing else I had heard …

Music