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12 items by Brian Braiker

  • The Black Keys' Big Apple Blues Explosion

    The Black Keys' Big Apple Blues Explosion | ARTICLE

    The Black Keys have just downed a couple of "Recession Special" hot dogs at New York's Gray's Papaya. Gray's is one of the guitar-and-drum...

    March 5, 2009 12:15 PM ET
  • Fans, Musicians Gather to Remember Odetta in New York

    Fans, Musicians Gather to Remember Odetta in New York | ARTICLE

    New York's Riverside Church held an hours-long celebration of the life of folk singer and civil rights pioneer Odetta Tuesday night. More than a thousand fans, family members and loved ones filed into the Gothic cathedral to...

    February 25, 2009 1:44 PM ET
  • Breaking: Anya Marina

    Breaking: Anya Marina | ARTICLE

    Who: Anya Marina, a pixie-ish Michigan-born California gal who ditched a sputtering film career (100 Girls, anyone?) to become a local disc jockey. Honing her songwriting chops by immersing herself in music all day allowed her to...

    January 21, 2009 1:04 PM ET
  • The Return of "The Electic Company"

    The Return of "The Electic Company" | ARTICLE

    Do these three words give you couch potato flashbacks of funky, funky alphabets and Bill Cosby? "Heeeyyy yoooou guyyyyys!" If so, you probably recognize that as the signature sign-on of The Electric Company, one of public television's...

    January 21, 2009 11:45 AM ET
  • Derek Trucks Q&A: on Jamming With Legends and Covering Dylan

    Derek Trucks Q&A: on Jamming With Legends and Covering Dylan | ARTICLE

    Derek Trucks might be the luckiest dude in rock. The guitarist is a few months shy of his 30th birthday and already he's been playing with the Allman Brothers for a generation. His uncle, Butch Trucks, is...

    January 20, 2009 1:24 PM ET
  • Super Bowl, Super Gig: How the Big Game Can Boost Springsteen's Sales

    Super Bowl, Super Gig: How the Big Game Can Boost Springsteen's Sales | ARTICLE

    When Bruce Springsteen plays the Super Bowl halftime show on February 1st, it will be for the biggest audience of his career: Last year, 148.3 million Americans watched Superbowl XLII, more than the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony...

    January 8, 2009 10:45 AM ET
  • Rufus Wainwright on Casting Lou Reed as the Grinch and Being Stalked By Amy Winehouse

    Rufus Wainwright on Casting Lou Reed as the Grinch and Being Stalked By Amy Winehouse | ARTICLE

    If you dread spending Christmas with your family, consider kicking it with the McGarrigle Sisters this year. The folk duo's not-quite-annual "McGarrigle Christmas Hour" variety show lands at New York's Carnegie Hall on December 10th — along...

    December 8, 2008 1:06 PM ET
  • What Will the Music Industry Look Like in Five Years?

    What Will the Music Industry Look Like in Five Years? | ARTICLE

    What will the music industry look like in five years? In a new study by Forrester Research, "U.S. Music Forecast 2008 to 2013," industry analysts attempt to cook up some numbers. No huge surprises here: The U.S....

    December 3, 2008 2:37 PM ET
  • Raconteurs Team With Skaggs and Monroe for "Old Enough"

    Raconteurs Team With Skaggs and Monroe for "Old Enough" | ARTICLE

    Jack White has already earned his country bona fides several times over. First the dude produces Loretta...

    December 3, 2008 1:07 PM ET
  • Bono Launches Download Service for Africa

    Bono Launches Download Service for Africa | ARTICLE

    U2, Jay-Z, Coldplay and R.E.M. are among the bands contributing music to (RED)WIRE, a new download service aligned with Bono's (PRODUCT)RED campaign, which raises money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria....

    November 25, 2008 11:00 AM ET
  • Satellite Radio Listeners Rankled By XM-Sirius Merger

    Satellite Radio Listeners Rankled By XM-Sirius Merger | ARTICLE

    Now that the Sirius-XM satellite radio merger has gone into effect, the programming has merged as well. And many longtime listeners are not pleased, crying foul over dropped shows and channels that some say they...

    November 21, 2008 9:06 AM ET
  • DJ Bob Dylan Returns to Airwaves

    DJ Bob Dylan Returns to Airwaves | ARTICLE

    If you separated the front from the back of a dollar bill, only the front would be considered legal tender. Another fact: A million...

    October 16, 2008 12:50 PM ET
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