Thu April 18, 2013
The Record

What Nick Drake Taught Me About Art And Love

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:51 am


Thu April 18, 2013
The Record

The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 10:22 am

Public Enemy on stage in 1988. The group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame Thursday.
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Thu April 18, 2013
The Record

Coachella's Hometown Aims To Cash In On Fest's Rising Tide

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 2:30 pm

The crowd at Coachella on Sunday.
Frazer Harrison Getty Images for Coachella

Like many California cities hit hard by the real estate crash, Indio (near Palm Springs) has been forced to make steep cutbacks to avoid bankruptcy. But unlike other cities, Indio hosts the highest-grossing music festival in the world — Coachella — which wraps up this weekend. It has made city leaders eager to capitalize on Coachella's riches.

Sam Torres, plumber by day, Indio city councilman by night, says he was prepared to become the most hated man in the city, and he very well may have achieved that goal. His offense? Proposing a 6 percent tax on Coachella tickets.

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Wed April 17, 2013
World Cafe

The James Hunter Six: 'Minute By Minute,' A Classic Soul Sound

The James Hunter Six.
Ruth Ward Courtesy of the artist

James Hunter fell in love with vintage R&B during his youth in England, with his grandmother's records providing a foundation. Hunter sang in workingman's clubs and got a break in the early '90s, when Van Morrison heard him singing and invited him on tour as a backing vocalist.

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Wed April 17, 2013
The Record

This Was 1993: 20 Years Ago I Heard The Perfect Rap Song

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 3:46 pm