Category: Music

Daily Bookmark: Hungry for some music history? Ian King is serving it up

Since rock ‘n’ roll took America’s radio waves and bandstands by storm over sixty years ago, the genre has spawned more than 200 sub-genres. But how do those ever-evolving categories trace their origins back to the rock originals? In “Appetite for Definition,” on sale now from Harper Perennial, music writer Ian King untangles that web,…

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See rare photographs, drawings in illustrated version of Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’

First published in 2010, “Just Kids” by Patti Smith became an instant classic. The iconic book, winner of the National Book Award and number four on the New York Times Bestseller List, is the beloved tale of Smith’s youthful odyssey in New York City when, in the summer of 1969, a chance meeting would change…

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‘Appetite for Definition’ serves as ultimate guide to rock ‘n’ roll

In the six decades since rock ‘n’ roll stormed onto the American music scene, the single genre has produced more than 200 sub-genres. Now from music writer Ian King comes an authoritative handbook of these rock categories — “Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres” is a must-read volume for music enthusiasts, new…

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Iron Maiden Front Man Gives A Rare Backstage Glimpse In New Memoir

Heavy metal pioneers since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden have sold over 90 million albums and played over 2000 shows in 63 countries, making them one of the most successful and globally influential bands of all time. Bruce Dickinson, one of the world’s most storied musicians, has been the band’s internationally-acclaimed lead singer for…

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Greenlight Hosts Musical Story Time For Hip-Hop’s Youngest Fans

From it’s underground roots in the Boogie Down Bronx to it’s chart-topping, mainstream success today, hip-hop has a rich and colorful history. In the follow-up to the best-selling punk music primer What is Punk?, author Eric Morse, gives readers a history of the movement that even its youngest fans will enjoy. In What is Hip-Hop?, Morse and…

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BAM Presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’

Article by Hillel Italie, Associated Press Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.” The night will be hosted by Toni Blackman (who has performed with Mos Def, The Roots, Wu…

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