.Dave Gil de Rubio

Feb 20, 2024

Melissa Etheridge at Graton

Novelist Thomas Wolfe once famously quipped that one can never go home. Clearly, he never met Melissa Etheridge, whose latest album, One Way Out,...
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Jan 16, 2024

The G-Word: Understanding the banality of evil

Many survivors of the Nazi concentration camps and the Holocaust wrote memoirs to permanently record what had happened, with a belief that such atrocity...
Jul 25, 2023

Buddy Guy Turns Green Music Center Blue

Having celebrated his 86th birthday last July 30, Buddy Guy remains one of the last pillars of the rich Chicago-blues music scene that counted...
Aug 21, 2019

West is Best

The term "cosmic American music" refers to a musical crossroads where country, folk and rock collide in a glorious psychedelia-kissed pileup. So it goes on...
Nov 19, 2018

Be True

In Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Hamlet's chief counselor, Polonius, gives him the advice, "to thine own self be true." If there was ever a mantra that...
Oct 30, 2018

Cry Folk

Radoslav Lorkovic It's been a busy past couple of years for Richard Shindell. In 2017, he released his 10th full-length solo album, Careless. Then he...
May 6, 2015

Genre Buster

If there's one thing Rhiannon Giddens detests, it's genres. Classically trained in opera, Giddens moved on to a whole different style of music when she...