As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
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Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Remember how everyone thought Snoop Dogg wearing golf gear in 2004's Starsky & Hutc ... More >>
A Medeski, Martin & Wood member branches out.
The Lone Wolves of 2005
Live From Ebbets Field brings classic concerts back to life.
What's Wrong With This Picture? (BlueNote Records)
Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.
Chuck E.'s in Love
Virginia-bred guitarist John Jackson explores the sunny side of Southern music.
The punk-soul warfare of Zen Guerrilla.
Doo Rag's Bob Log III proves that he can be outlandish all by himself.
How Eric Oblivian turned Jesus into a punk rocker.
Corey Harris got to the Delta by way of Denver.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.