Flickr/Dargott72 In the Irish town of Recess, there is a monument that proclaims: "On this site in 1897 nothing happened." I've never visited Recess during what has essentially become biennial excursions to Ireland; I've only passed by during bumpy bus rides from Galway to Clifden and back. ... More >>
www.leadbelly.org/Huddie Ledbetter: Convicted murderer, children's singer.I recognize that schoolyards are dens of rumor and conjecture, places where over the crackle of Pop Rocks and the snap of bubblegum kids swap sordid, little secrets. It's why I caught myself smiling when my 11-year-old ... More >>
A sometime jazzman tackles American folk, and leaves his own imprint.
Association for Cultural EquityEthnomusicologist Alan Lomax in 1938.Fresh from today's Weekly music section:Katy St. Clair gets tagged a lesbian, hits the Lexington [Bouncer]A different angle on news from Haiti: Alan Lomax's early recordings collected in beautiful new box set, produced locally [N ... More >>
Cadillac Records can't handle the truth.
One Man Revolution (Epic)
The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax
A Deadhead's Songcatchers and the best rock band in America
Roxie benefit documentaries, electro-punk Bitches, and a Tribute to tribute bands
Transmission Theater, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mark Hummel
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has a few more stories to tell
What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997
Dank, dark, and sad with Chicago's weird country band
From the book Lipstick Traces to his new The Dustbin of History, Eat Bay critic Greil Marcus has revealed the secret history of pop culture