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The Walkman's Hamilton Leithauser in Studio A

TAS in Session: The Walkmen

September 20, 2010|Kara Manning
Watch and read: The Walkmen in session.
Lawrence Arabia, Chant Darling album cover

TAS in Session: Lawrence Arabia

May 24, 2010|Kara Manning

New Zealand's punchy popsters Lawrence Arabia, who will be touring with Crowded House this summer, dropped by Studio A...

Tim Teeling

TAS in Session: Shearwater

May 17, 2010|Alisa Ali

Shearwater began as a side project of Okkervil River members Will Sheff and Jonathan Meiburg. Over time the two decided to...

Dr. Dog (photo courtesy of ANTI-, PR)

Dr. Dog's Toby Leaman

May 10, 2010|Kara Manning

Philadelphia's own grass roots rockers Dr. Dog released their sixth album Shame, Shame last month. The Alternate Side caught...

Monsters of Folk's Jim James and M. Ward

November 18, 2009|Alisa Ali
Listen: Studio session with Alisa Ali
Pixies (illustration by Andy Friedman)


May 22, 2017|Kara Manning
No one has ever called Pixies predictable. [Playlist]
Pearl Jam (Original photo by Danny Clinch / PR)

Pearl Jam

May 15, 2017|Kara Manning
Letterman: "They're true living cultural organisms." [Playlist]
The Rolling Stones (PR photo)

The Rolling Stones

May 08, 2017|Kara Manning
The reign of the Rolling Stones.
Miss Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

May 01, 2017|Laura Fedele
The great Miss Sharon Jones was a lover and a fighter. [Playlist]
(PR photo)

The Kinks

April 24, 2017|Kara Manning
The Davies brothers are revered to this day. [Playlist]
Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

April 17, 2017|Kara Manning
A master of the withering riposte, the witty jab, and the wistful aside. [Playlist]
(PR photo)

The Clash

April 10, 2017|Kara Manning
A tempest of punk, reggae, funk, and sociopolitical fury. [Playlist]
Emmylou Harris (AP Photo)

Emmylou Harris

March 27, 2017|Laura Fedele
Harris claims a place in the high court of Americana royalty. [Playlist]
Elton John (AP Photo)

Elton John

March 20, 2017|Kara Manning
His impressive discography is an indelible part of the world's pop and rock DNA. [Playlist]
(PR photo)

The Police

March 13, 2017|Kara Manning
Accomplished musicians with strong, smart ideas — and a titanic clash of gifted egos. [Playlist]
Lou Reed in 2011 (photo via Wikimedia)

Lou Reed

February 24, 2017|Kara Manning
A pivotal ambassador of New York cool. [Playlist]
Joan Osborne (photo by Jeff Fasano)

Joan Osborne: Five Essential Motown Songs

February 22, 2017|Kara Manning
"Where artistry, business acumen, political consciousness, and sheer joy met."