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  • Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Pentangle, Shirley Collins and Richard Thompson, who captured something powerful and strange even as they failed to dent the U.S. charts. Many of them came to tragic ends as well — suicide, sudden loss of voice, decades of wandering in the artistic wilderness.
  • Free Music Friday! Mellow warmth from Denison Witmer

    Free Music Friday! Mellow warmth from Denison Witmer
    Pennsylvania native Denison Witmer is a veteran singer-songwriter who has achieved more critical acclaim than record sales. That's not to say his music is edgy or difficult.  The song "Brooklyn With Your Highest Wall" from Witmer's new, ninth album,...

    Gryphon Trio: 'We love Beethoven'

    Gryphon Trio: 'We love Beethoven'
    The Gryphon Trio will be thinking a lot about Beethoven when this Canadian ensemble performs locally for the Candlelight Concert Society Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. "We love Beethoven," cellist Roman Borys...

    Talking Nick Drake and Richard Thompson with author Rob Young

     
    Author Rob Young talks about icons and antecedents of the British Folk Movement.

    My go-to movie cliches

     
    It's no secret I love movies. The ones I relish most are the indies: anything I can find playing here in good old Lakeview, at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) or Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). Low budgets and subtitles automatically...