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Music, All Shook Down Remembering Hal David, Whose Pop Lyrics Portrayed a Very Different 1960s

Remembering Hal David, Whose Pop Lyrics Portrayed a Very Different 1960s

Mom and Dad are baby boomers. Though they're not just any kind of boomers. They are an underrepresented type, a minority voice within their generation. My parents never liked Bob Dylan and thought the White Album was too weird. So…
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Music, All Shook Down How Frank Ocean's Sexual Openness Could Help Liberate His Fans

How Frank Ocean's Sexual Openness Could Help Liberate His Fans

See also: * Live Review, 7/16/12: Frank Ocean Meets a Sea of Support at the Regency Ballroom * Frank Ocean: The Only Band That Matters In music this year, the moment that has meant the most to me didn't happen…
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Calendar, Night&Day Richie's Rich

Richie's Rich

Preternaturally respected rock critic Richie Unterberger is one of those people who deeply and simply loves music. We think he has a particular soft spot for the British Invasion, but we might just be projecting. That's what Unterberger does, actually,…
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Calendar, Night&Day C’est Chic

C’est Chic

He's an indie Morrissey, or a boy Dusty Springfield, possessed of a vintage way with words and that voice. Whatever amalgam of glossy, cool elements he is, the Music Lovers' frontman Matthew "Ted" Edwards is rightly proud of his band's…
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Music, Shelby Lynne digs into Dusty Springfield’s archives

Shelby Lynne digs into Dusty Springfield’s archives

Shelby Lynne has strong opinions when it comes to new technology, although many of her arguments boil down to her belief that turntables are vastly superior to iPods. Her philosophy is based on pragmatic considerations (i.e., you can roll a…
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Music, Reviewed Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne

Covers albums — especially ones paying homage to a record as canonical as Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis — are tricky to navigate. The new version can't be too similar to the original, or it's obviated. Change it too much,…
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Calendar, Night&Day All You Need Is Lovers

All You Need Is Lovers

In our dreams, David Bowie introduces Dusty Springfield and the Kinks to Morrissey, and the air erupts in song from the sheer creative force: This is the sound of the Music Lovers. Anchored by a team of experts purveying indie…
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