Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 10:50 am
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Known as the queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson is widely considered the first woman to record a rock 'n' roll song: 1958's "Let's Have a Party." A singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, Jackson became a pioneer for her mix of country and rockabilly music. This approach served her well in the mid-1960s, as rockabilly began to decline in popularity.
Baltimore's Ballyhoo! will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern! Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night with Kayavibe and Tropidelic! Listen here!
Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 3:23 pm
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After nearly 30 years of prolific genre-avoidance, the indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo returns with Fade,its first studio album in almost four years. The record, the band's 13th full-length release, features "Before We Run," a six-minute piece of orchestral pop showcasing Yo La Tengo's stately side.
Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 3:44 pm
By Angelika Beener
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The drummer Marcus Gilmore is coming off a major year in his career. In 2012, DownBeat magazine named him its top Rising Star Drummer in its long-running Critics Poll; pianist Vijay Iyer's trio, of which Gilmore is a member, also took the Jazz Album and Jazz Group of the Year categories.