prince

Prince: 1958-2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF49nZ1ydJg (Note: This post was written in 2014) It's challenging to write about Prince. He has been around for so long and has released a mountain of music in multiple...
kate_bush

Kate Bush Tours for the Second Time Since 1978

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xckBwPdo1c Kate Bush, Madonna and Michael Jackson were born within a month of each other during the summer of 1958. Bush made more of a name for herself in Great Britain...

New Music: The Tallest Tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxyXbsk4bRc#t=29 This nice newly released song and video from The Tallest Tree is "I'll Be Your (For You)." It reminds me a bit of "I'm Your Man" by Leonard Cohen, which is...

Fountains of Wayne Has Got It Going On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAwKl3dTMZs Wikipedia offers an extraordinarily precise -- some would say anal -- explanation of the genesis of the name of Fountains of Wayne: The band was named...
donna_summer

This Day in 1980: Donna Summer Signs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXjf78OLSrw According to This Day in Music, on this day in 1980 Donna Summer became the first act to sign with Geffen Records. Summer -- whose real name was the much more...
Aurora-Barnes

New Music: Aurora Barnes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jft8y8VEsx0 I still am working through the responses that came in from a PR posting in mid April. The latest is "Meet Me," from New York City-born and raised singer Aurora...
courtney_barnett

New Music: Courtney Barnett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnIhzaDTd0 I heard "Avant Gardener" on WFUV, the Fordham University radio station. It's a great song. Below is "Depreston," another good one, performed at the station,...