"I'm writing about Laura Nyro. What should I say?"
"Who?" This was not the answer I wanted or expected from my mother. After all, I had spent my single-digit years rifling through my parents' old vinyl and found Nyro's pen to be behind many a childhood favorite.
Laura Nyro was born into a forward- ... More >>
I have a deep place in my heart for Dum Dum Girls. Their music is a kind of aching, empty light that is like being shot with some sort of experimental anesthesia before a doctor restructures a deformation. Think of it as Adele, but produced in an alley where crime and art are not mutually exclusive ... More >>
Rocks Off blushed and fumbled awkwardly while asking rising R&B songstress Ledisi if she'd mind answering a few questions to see what we could learn about her in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?
Ledisi: Ha ha! I'm not answering this one.
RO: What is the best lyr ... More >>
singinglamb.caA young Iggy Pop has his way with a microphone stand c. 1968Cyberspace was all abuzz on Monday, thanks to Lady Gaga's "shocking" VMA performance of "You and I" dressed as a young Ralph Macchio, or at least that's what it looked like from here. It was creative and bold, and defin ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Third in a three-part series. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.]
The V-Roys: Another underattended Wednesday-night gig. The V-Roys had just been on tour with Steve Earle in England and had backed him up on several television appearances on the reggae classic "Johnny Too Bad." LOM's son, ... More >>
Wonder what the Pogues show Thursday is going to look like? Here's our guess...
"I had the good fortune to meet Liam Clancy of the Clancy Brothers once and while talking with him over a cup of tea I mentioned my affection for the Pogues to which he replied, 'The Pogues are a cross between the Clanc ... More >>
The Clancy Brothers
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in Person at Carnegie Hall: The Complete 1963 Concert
During the early '60s folk boom, no one did more to expose audiences to traditional Irish music than this singin' and playin' quartet of brothers Liam, Paddy ... More >>
One basic characteristic of Bollywood films is the fact that actors generally do not use their own singing voices during the musical numbers - that task goes to playback singers like Asha Bhosle, who over the span of six decades ... More >>