Music Features

Marshall Crenshaw (photo by Jeff Fasano, PR)

Marshall Crenshaw

November 11, 2020|Eric Holland
I realized I had his number in my phone. Why not give him a call?
The Go-Go's photo by Emily Assiran/Getty Images, courtesy of Universal Music, PR)

The Go-Go's Charlotte Caffey

September 14, 2020|Eric Holland
Interview, 2020
Josh Ritter (photo by David McClister, PR)

Josh Ritter

August 31, 2020|Eric Holland
On 'See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion,' how music relates to art, and writing songs on pizza boxes.
The Pretenders (photo by Matt Holyoak, PR)

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde: Q&A

July 27, 2020|Eric Holland
A freewheeling conversation that covers an impressive amount of ground.
Perfume Genius (photo by Camille Vivier, PR)

Perfume Genius: Q&A

July 09, 2020|Kara Manning
Mike Hadreas released the stunning Set My Heart on Fire Immediately when the world shut down.
Margo Price (photo by Bobbi Rich, PR)

Margo Price: Q&A

June 16, 2020|Kara Manning
On John Prine, kid books, and her quarantine playlist [Listen]
Nicole Atktins (photo by BarbaraFG, PR)

Nicole Atkins: Q&A

May 29, 2020|Kara Manning
Read: Interview - "F**k fear."
Lucinda Williams (photo by Danny Clinch, PR)

Lucinda Williams: Q&A

May 21, 2020|Kara Manning
Lu on her 14th: 'Good Souls Better Angels'
X (left to right: DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, Exene Cervenka, John Doe: photo by Kristy Benjamin, PR)

John Doe of X

May 18, 2020|Eric Holland
John Doe on life in lockdown
Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down (photo by Shane McCauley, PR)

Thao Nguyen: Q&A

May 12, 2020|Kara Manning
Thao Nguyen's unveiling of her inner truth continues.
Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield (photo by Molly Matalon, PR)

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield: Q&A

May 07, 2020|Kara Manning
On 'Saint Cloud,' cooking at home, and Fiona Apple.
Jack White (photo by Kris Krüg)

Jack White

March 26, 2018|Darren DeVivo
The essential history and playlist for a rock and roll renaissance man.
The Decemberists (photo by Autumn DeWilde, PR)

The Decemberists

March 19, 2018|Kara Manning
Essential milestones (and a playlist) for a band of poets and rock revolutionaries.
Erika Wennerstrom (photo by Linda Beecroft)

Erika Wennerstrom: Five Essential Led Zeppelin Songs

March 07, 2018|Kara Manning
"For the last 20 years they have been absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite band."
Sylvan Esso (photo courtesy of Loma Vista, PR)

Sylvan Esso: Five Essential David Bowie Songs

March 02, 2018|Kara Manning
Deep in the heart of "Radio" lurks a clue to one of Meath's favorite Bowie songs.
Johnny Cash (1969 Look Magazine photo by Joel Baldwin, public domain)

Johnny Cash

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
A champion of the voiceless, the underdogs and the downtrodden. And something of a holy terror. [Playlist]
Lucinda Williams (photo courtesy of Thirty Tigers, PR)

Lucinda Williams: Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
Williams considers Johnny Cash to be a touchstone in her own songwriting.
Jade Bird (photo by Francesca Allen, PR)

Jade Bird: Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
Her own boisterous attack of Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" is a joy.
Brittany Howard (photo by Eric Ryan Anderson, PR)

Brittany Howard: Five Essential Nina Simone Songs

February 21, 2018|Kara Manning
Howard finds solace in the music of a beloved influence.
Nina Simone (1969 photo by Gerrit de Bruin, photo illustration by Laura Fedele)

Nina Simone

February 21, 2018|Kara Manning
Nina Simone made us weep, articulated our rage, and turned a mirror to our hate and prejudice. [Playlist]
Left to right, Django Django's Vincent Neff, Tommy Grace, Dave Maclean and Jimmy Dixon (photo by Fiona Garden, PR)

Django Django's Dave Maclean: Five Essential Dance Songs

February 13, 2018|Kara Manning
A DJ's perspective on what works in a set, and his love of dance music.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

FUV Dance Floor Essentials

February 12, 2018|Kara Manning
WFUV DJs answer: What gets them on the dance floor? [Playlist]
Valerie June (photo by Jacob Blickenstaff, PR)

Valerie June: Five Essential Bob Marley Songs

February 06, 2018|Kara Manning
June's lyrics reflect the impact of musicians like Marley.