Music Features

Norah Jones (photo by Danny Clinch, PR)

Norah Jones: Five Essential Willie Nelson Songs

August 16, 2017|Kara Manning
The friend and fellow Texan narrows down the Willie catalogue.
Original photo by Larry Philpot, via Wikimedia Commons

Willie Nelson

August 14, 2017|Laura Fedele
Willie Nelson made it okay to be a freak, not just in country music but in life. [Playlist]
Joe Jackson (PR photo by Frank Veronsky)

Joe Jackson

August 07, 2017|Kara Manning
An artist of endless elasticity and restless genius. [Playlist]
Press photo from the 1999 No Exit album on Beyond Records


July 31, 2017|Kara Manning
Downtown ambassadors from the '70s who've never abandoned what made them great. [Playlist]
Tom Petty

Tom Petty

July 24, 2017|Kara Manning
Petty always pushed to record fresh material, rather than just leaning on the laurels of his past. [Playlist]
Mavis Staples (photo by Laura Fedele for WFUV)

Mavis Staples

July 17, 2017|Laura Fedele
Her big heart and sharp mind beg for a personal, creative connection with artists everywhere. [Playlist]
(Original photo by Gus Philippas)

My Morning Jacket

July 10, 2017|Kara Manning
Alt-country psych-rock inclinations, yearning melodies and ferocious reverb: Live, they are legendary. [Playlist]
U2 (Original photo 'Walk On' single)


June 26, 2017|Kara Manning
Unlike the roar or swagger of a lot of all-male bands, U2's mightiest songs are unapologetically emotional. [Playlist]
Chuck Berry (Photo: public domain)

Chuck Berry

June 19, 2017|Paul Cavalconte
Lennon: "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." [Playlist]
(Photo via, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Summer of Love

June 12, 2017|Kara Manning
It's been a fifty-year embryonic journey since the Monterey International Pop Festival. [Playlist]
Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach (Original photo by Danny Clinch)

The Black Keys

June 05, 2017|Kara Manning
Sinewy dynamics, acerbic humor, flourishes of hip hop, and raw, dirty blasts of rock bliss. [Playlist]
Brandi Carlile (original photo by Gus Philippas)

Brandi Carlile

May 29, 2017|Laura Fedele
Why we got on board with this talented charmer, and stayed on board. [Playlist]