For more than four decades, Mose Allison has remained a genuinely hip guy. As a composer, his songs are durably amusing, his piano-playing is inventive and assured and his rusty vocals carry an…
HBO, which has gone "From the Earth to the Moon" to "The Corner" and headed to war with "Band of Brothers," is now taking on the hip-hop world.
It sometimes seems that Jon Brion's got his foot in just about everything worthwhile in pop art these days. It should be no surprise that he's decided to take on another new challenge: fronting his…
Though Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, has two of the year's best albums (the just-released "Have You Fed the Fish" and this spring's soundtrack to "About A Boy," both on ArtistDirect), he has a…
It's rare for a modern jazz musician to be equally comfortable in -- and equally suited to -- the roles of sideman and leader. This weeklong stint teams two such rarities, with rapidly rising pianist…
After years of being overlooked along with other heavy-metal acts, AC/DC has finally been elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Yo dawg, Universal and Imagine Ent. film execs have got to be down with the numbers from Wednesday's album charts. Rap superstar Eminem crushed all comers, logging his second No. 1 bow in just six…
Although he's been active in the European jazz scene for nearly four decades, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko had never appeared on American soil until this past week. To the Eastern European…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Eminem's "8 Mile" soundtrack was the winner of this week's album charts by, well, a mile.