Sean Lennon could have coasted on his name alone -- he's a child of privilege with two of the most famous people in the history of pop culture. And sure, some doors were open to him that wouldn't be to just any other teenager. He collaborated with Lenny Kravitz for "All I Ever Wanted," which appeare ... More >>
Guitarist wiz Nels Cline says he used to envy people who could stick to one genre, like musicians who'd say, "All I do is play swing, or all I do is play bluegrass, or all I do is play prepared guitar." But for Cline, due tonight at Dazzle, focusing on one style has never really been his bag. His fa ... More >>
Before Yoko Ono even met John Lennon, she was an active and influential figure in international avant-garde art and music. In the 1950s, she went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, during which time she rubbed shoulders with the likes of La Monte Young. Her mentor was the godfather of minimalism, ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Gorillaz (Virgin Records)
A spectrum of families takes form in Los Angeles to ask What's Cooking?
Enter the Draco
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
So...How's Your Girl?
Hip-hop rock-fusionist band Rainbow Sugar believes it's a Wonderful life.
Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.
Three members of famous musical families provide a good argument for nepotism.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
Yuka Honda's Cibo Matto makes delectable treats for the postmodern ear.
HER MORE-FAMOUS BEAU'S IN THE BAND, BUT CRISTINA MARTINEZ IS STILL IN CHARGE OF BOSS HOG.