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.