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NEWS: RECORDING

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and The Carpenters were the best-selling young recording act in America. Rock ’n’ roll was dead! The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club that put the punk back in rock will come to movie theaters ...

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric: 20th Century Folk Selections

Read "20th Century Folk Selections" reviewed by Mark Corroto

More than rock musicians and more than blues artists, jazz musicians carry the greatest burden of musical legacy. There are not stories about a contemporary rock musician who dedicates his career to mastering The Beatles catalog, or of the one who's playing is paralyzed because she cannot deal with Jimi Hendrix's solos. Nope. Only in jazz ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Led Bib: It's Not Lady Gaga

Read "Led Bib: It's Not Lady Gaga" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Led Bib: a short, sharp shock of a name for one of the hardest-hitting bands on the UK jazz scene. But the name doesn't tell the whole story, for this is also a band that's capable of inventive and intensely emotive music as well as the riff-laden numbers that have helped it to earn the label ...

The Velvet Underground: Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes

Read "Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes" reviewed by Colin Fleming

A sprawling triple-disc album featuring over three and a half hours of music, The Quine Tapes is also an especially historic one. Despite two previously issued live albums, the Velvets' live legacy had suggested more than it revealed. 1969 was a fine, arresting document, but lacked both “Foggy Notion" and “Sister Ray," setlist cornerstones, the two ...