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  • Jack White bridges the genres at Coachella

     Jack White bridges the genres at Coachella
    It may be the most scrutinized typographical matter in music: how large each act's name appears on the poster announcing the lineup for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  • Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz

    Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz
    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, died Wednesday in Stockholm. He was 85. The cause was a bone marrow...

    'Last Man Standing' finds CeDell Davis growling his finest Delta blues

    'Last Man Standing' finds CeDell Davis growling his finest Delta blues
    Whether singer and guitarist CeDell Davis is literally the "Last Man Standing" among rural Delta blues players, as the title of his forthcoming album puts it, he belongs to an undeniably exclusive club. At 88, Davis is about to release a collection of...

    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...

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna
    A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys. Perhaps...