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Something Like Springtime
What happened? Jonathan Richman moved to Maine.
Beastie Boys Book Lets the World in on the Trio’s Inside Jokes
The memoir by surviving members Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz stays true to the pioneering rap group’s wit and slap-happy spirit.
How Indie Rock’s Class of 2008 Changed the Music Industry
Chairlift, Passion Pit, and MGMT all released groundbreaking first albums, and then went on to quietly change the landscape of music as we know it.
The Lore Of Big Thief
If Adrianne Lenker's unequivocal, instinctive and deeply personal songs ring true to life, it may be because they're true to hers.
Feeling Lost with Paul Simon One Last Time
One of the city’s finest poets played the last show of his farewell tour in the extraordinary neighborhood that bred and nurtured him, reminding us that our country has endured threats before, and survived them.
The Word-of-Mouth Resurgence of Arthur Russell
Twenty-five years after his death, the protean musician has become a kind of deity among a new generation of fans.
Steely Dan: More Than Just a Band
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How the Grateful Dead Changed Live Music Forever
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Episode 948 - Sir Paul McCartney
Marc talks with Paul McCartney about, well, a lot: The Beatles and Stones rivalry that wasn’t, his current relationship with Ringo, the influence of Little Richard, The Who, The Beach Boys, how he needs to have an out-of-body experience to really examine the Beatles legacy
How Link Wray Pioneered Guitar Distortion in Rock
The classic rock ’n’ roll instrumental turns 60.
Robbie Robertson on The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' at 50: 'It Sounds Like The Band I Remember'
LEGENDARY The game-changing album, released in 1968, marks its 50th anniversary with a wondrous deluxe box set. The Band's lead guitarist and songwriter opens up about its creation. When the members of Bob Dylan's mid-'60s backing band The Hawks decamped for the hills of Upstate New York, they had no idea what they wanted to sound like, only that it was time for them to carve their own path.
‘Hey Jude’ at 50: Celebrating the Beatles’ Most Open-Hearted Masterpiece
The band’s biggest hit was a tribute to everything the members loved and respected about each other
How Dev Hynes, English Misfit, Became Blood Orange, R.&B. Miracle Worker
The polymath musician is a whole new model of artist, daubing his signature sensibility over music, film, dance and everything else he touches.
Hear the 10 Best Albums of the 1960s as Selected by Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson, the writer who gave vivid, inimitable form to
Remembering Richard Swift
Hamilton Leithauser (and his friends) remember the legendary musician and producer.
Stephen Malkmus and Tim Heidecker in Conversation
Tim Heidecker and Stephen Malkmus are huge fans of each other's work. In a freewheeling conversation they talk Fleetwood Mac, Frank Zappa, internet trolls, and more.
The Band: The Band
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today we explore the collectivism of the Band’s 1969 self-titled album.
Moodymann’s Soulful Anthems Redefined Detroit Dance Music. Here Are 8 of His Best.
Ahead of his new album next month, revisit the house and techno trickster’s greatest cuts.
The 5 Best Books in the 33⅓ Series
What at first seems like another book series designed for impulse purchase, Bloomsbury’s 33⅓ is a surprisingly broad collection based on a simple premise: writers, musicians, and musicologists wri
Neko Case on Her New Album, Her House Burning Down, and Her Futuristic Feminism
The singer-songwriter is still a badass of the highest order.