Sat October 18, 2014
marc on the blues

Eddie C. Campbell Epitomizes West Side Chicago Blues

Eddie C. Campbell meets several of my prime criteria for artists to take note of. First, he has played with a Blues who's who including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Reed, Koko Taylor, Little Walter, plus Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars, among many others.

Second, he plays and sings a delightful West Side Chicago style that he helped develop, along with people like Luther Allison and Magic Sam. Plus, and this is what really counts, he is a great songwriter, very good vocalist and smokin' guitarist.

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Sat October 18, 2014
Music Interviews

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Primus' new album is titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory.
Chapman Baehler Courtesy of the artist


Sat October 18, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 10:40 am

Susan Hale Thomas NPR

When he was 20, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson released an album in Iceland, sung in Icelandic, with many of the words written by his father. Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the biggest-selling debut in Icelandic music history.

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Sat October 18, 2014
Music Interviews

A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 1:46 pm

Shakey Graves' new album is titled And The War Came.
Jarred Gastriech Courtesy of the artist

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, became famous with his 2011 debut as a one-man band, in which he thumped a kick drum made from an old Samsonite. On his new album, And The War Came, Shakey Graves "unpacks" his sound a bit, adding a drummer and richer production.

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Fri October 17, 2014
Movie Interviews

Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

Michael Keaton stars in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). It's a dark comedy about an actor who once played a superhero and later stages a vanity production on Broadway.
Alison Rosa Twentieth Century Fox

Once you've been a superhero, it's hard to go back to life as a mere mortal. That's the lesson Michael Keaton's character, Riggin Thomson, learns in the new film Birdman. Thomson is an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.

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