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Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Anna Nalick joined Kristina Mondo to discuss the best piece of advice she was ever given, her dream collaborator and her very first song-writing experience.

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto’s “Struck By Lightning” has a tough attitude that wouldn’t have been out of place on 1984’s ‘Isolation’ or 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’ Yet it also offers something different.

Steve Porcaro goes inside Toto’s new music: ‘It was a Toto first’

Steve Porcaro goes inside Toto’s new music: ‘It was a Toto first’

Toto’s Steve Porcaro joins Preston Frazier to discuss their expanded greatest-hits package, and how a key moment on his recent solo project impacted the band.

The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Down in New Orleans added a new musical wrinkle

The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Down in New Orleans added a new musical wrinkle

The Blind Boys of Alabama fixed a glaring hole in their amazing career resume with ‘Down in New Orleans,’ released on this date 10 years ago.

The Beatles, “Words of Love” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Words of Love” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, particularly John Lennon and Paul McCartney, were avid students of the Texas-born singer-songwriter Buddy Holly.

Warren Zevon – Mr. Bad Example (1991): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Mr. Bad Example (1991): On Second Thought

This remains a strong, too-often overlooked Warren Zevon album. Yet ‘Mr. Bad Example’ marked the beginning of his career’s second act.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

The baker’s dozen in this Best of 2017 list reveals that fusion jazz has expanded and diversified way past its ‘Bitches Brew’-era beginnings.

Joe Jackson’s Rain underscored a complete modern-era return to form

Joe Jackson’s Rain underscored a complete modern-era return to form

Released 10 years ago this month, ‘Rain’ confirmed that it was time to start paying attention to Joe Jackson again.

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower’s ‘Seven Moons’ arrived a decade ago this month, proving there was still a place in this world for vintage-sounding psychedelic blues-rock.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental): Sexmob, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental): Sexmob, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook

Here’s the part of the annual Best of 2017 lists that’s the most fun to pull together.

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