4 items by Benjamin Friedland

  • Okkervil River Bring "Sheep"

    Okkervil River Bring "Sheep" | ARTICLE

    In contrast to his impassioned wailing at the helm of Austin-based rock band Okkervil River, Will Sheff speaks quietly and gently. He's saving his voice, he says, for the stage. Okkervil are currently in the midst...

    April 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Persuasions Singer "Shines"

    Persuasions Singer "Shines" | ARTICLE

    Jerry Lawson is best known as providing the buttery lead vocal for the flagship doo-wop-cum-gospel-cum-soul-cum-beep-bop a cappella group the Persuasions. But after forty-one years, twenty-one albums, tours with Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder, and chronic under-appreciation ...

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Burden Brothers Walk On

    The Burden Brothers Walk On | ARTICLE

    If Dallas rockers the Burden Brothers seem familiar, well, they are. A collection of Nineties rockers -- singer Vaden Lewis of the Toadies, drummer Taz Bentley of Reverend Horton Heat, bassist Casey Orr of GWAR, guitarist Casey...

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson, Sharpton Attack Industry

    Jackson, Sharpton Attack Industry | ARTICLE

    Fueled by Michael Jackson's recent accusations that the record business treats black artists unfairly, Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network held a summit and press conference today at their headquarters in Harlem, New York City, to reveal the group's...

    July 9, 2002 12:00 AM ET