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  • Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
    We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of a role than it did in 1964, when a young Greil Marcus discovered the Beatles, paying $2 to a friend to listen to a song on the album "With the Beatles," the 1963 British version that his father had brought over from England.
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...

    Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

    Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'
    Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...

    Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound

    Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound
    When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...

    Free Music Friday! Download a dreamy track from the Dum Dum Girls

    Free Music Friday! Download a dreamy track from the Dum Dum Girls
    California's Dum Dum Girls create a fuzzy, dreamy, echo-drenched sound influenced by 1960s pop. Mazzy Star is a good reference point, if you're trying to imagine what that sounds like. On Sept. 27, the Sub Pop label will release the group's second album,...