This week on Retrofit, we've cherry picked some great live performances from various genres old and new to bring you a fairly amazing imaginary concert.
Keefer Fulgham reviews Steve Almond's rock memoir "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us."
We are back in the U.S.A. this week on Retrofit, celebrating the 4th of July weekend with a combustible box of fireworks including surprises and rarities from Johnny Cash, Cat Power, John Prine, Spinal Tap, James Brown, and many more.
In the age of musical prefixes (alt-this, post-punk that, neo-, retro-, psych-, etc.), it’s nice to have a band that plays it from the heart with fire in the belly.
One recurring element in pop music that never fails to amuse me is something I call a “talk down,” in which the artist stops singing and opts instead for a mid-song spoken word interlude that lays it all out for the listener. Here are 13 notable examples.