The Minstrel Speaks: An Interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
Anderson has always been one of my favorite artists; there are more than 10 different versions of the song "Aqualung" on my iPod ... Currently Anderson is touring and performing Thick as a Brick 2, aka TAAB 2, the sequel to his eponymously named 1972 ...
Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, grows into his sound
"Even though we jump genres a little bit, it still sounds like us," says Andrews, who sings ... spark.' " Music locals have long liked and respected Andrews, says writer and historian Ben Sandmel. "It's been great to watch Trombone Shorty evolve from ...
Janelle Monáe: Imagining Her Own Future
Cindi Mayweather is the central character in Janelle Monáe’s last three recordings ... “It’s Code,” as one song title on the new album puts it. Taking on Cindi’s persona, Monáe sings over moody, midtempo synths and congas, “I heard ...
Cylon Psychodrama and Way Too Much Singing on Battlestar
Possibly the most exciting part of the episode comes right after Baltar's accusations, when the crippled cylon Base Ship and the Demetrius jump back to the fleet ... with whiskery Gaeta singing a really awful folk song. ARGH! Bad ending, bad!
Tracks of our tears: the songs that make Guardian writers weep
It's with these words – sung in a frayed, despondent sigh over minimal piano and distant drum splashes - that Bonnie "Prince" Billy, aka Will Oldham, can reduce me to a quivering wreck. I first heard the song ... sings; it always brings me to tears.