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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
Chris Allen

For years, singer-songwriter Chris Allen led Rosavelt, a Cleveland, Ohio-based band that drew equally from Uncle Tupelo and from Tom Petty. The group split up in 2004 after a good long run (it would eventually reunite a few yea...

 
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Bassnectar
Bassnectar
Bassnectar

A former metalhead who embraced electronic music after attending a rave in San Francisco in the ‘90s, Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) is one of the biggest acts in the world of electronic dance music. Notorious for his live show, whi...

 
 
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Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins

On a recent radio broadcast, punk rocker Henry Rollins played a wild mix of music that included everything from Ornette Coleman and Jimi Hendrix to Minutemen and the Buzzcocks, showing off his incredible depth when it comes to ...

 
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Eric Church
Eric Church
Eric Church
 

Eric Church: On the record

 
October 2, 2014
 



Resting at his Nashville home for a 12-hour break after a show in Las Vegas, country singer-guitarist Eric Church sounds a little hoarse. “I caught a cold out in Vegas of all places, so I’m trying to regroup,” he says matter-of...

 
 
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OK Go photo by Zen Sekizawa
OK Go photo by Zen Sekizawa
OK Go photo by Zen Sekizawa
 

OK Go: Video made the radio star

 
October 1, 2014
 



The guys in the indie rock troupe OK Go found ways to express their creativity even before they turned to the wildly original music videos for which they’re now known. Singer-guitarist Damian Kulash, bassist Tim Nordwind, drumm...

 
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Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty

A favorite of President Obama, who asked her to play at his Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2009, jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding surprised everyone when she won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011. The award-winning a...

 
 
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Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack
Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack
Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack

An American poet and journalist, Quincy Troupe has a long, distinguished career. In addition to writing several poems that have been anthologized, Troupe has authored two books about Miles Davis. He penned Davis’s autobiography...