Drift is an apt verb for the Continental Drifters; the band's history has a picaresque, unplanned quality that's mirrored in the pacing of its marathon sets.
Shrugging off the concurrent Lakers playoff game that probably held down the attendance at the Jazz Bakery Wednesday, the ponytailed Bob Dorough and a swinging trio easily held the attention of those…
Five members of Congress and the FCC chairman Michael Powell will join a host of rap stars, record industry execs and community leaders at a "Hip-Hop Summit" organized by music exec and hip-hop…
Napster has tapped former top Justice Dept. attorney Jonathan Schwartz general counsel, reporting to interim chief exec Hank Barry.
For the better part of two decades, Lucinda Williams has stood at the vortex of two seemingly irreconcilable Southern traditions. With one foot firmly planted in the classic literature of the region…
In a move sure to put Hollywood on guard again, the U.S. Senate wants the U.S. Dept. of Education and National Institutes of Health to conduct a comprehensive study dissecting the impact of violent…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Edward Felten, the Princeton professor who led a group that cracked the security codes of the record industry's Secure Digital Music Initiative, has turned to the courts for a declaratory judgment…
The Recording Academy has named former Miramax exec and recording artist Leslie Lewis as director of its Producers & Engineers Wing.
With scant competition from the latest crop of debuts, hard-rock dynamo Staind continued its reign over the album charts this week despite a sharp drop in second-week sales.
File-sharing service Napster has inked an exclusive pact to license the digital music technology of MusicNet, a nascent online distribution company backed by three of the five major record labels.