Barney Bentall & Geoffrey Kelly are RanchWriters

When two veteran Canadian artists pass time together the best way they know how, the result is certain to turn ears. Such is the case for award-winning musicians Barney...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Short List: 3 Titles You...

Welcome to August. Things are getting off to a slow start. Not that I mind, after the last few weeks of craziness. Here's the lowdown:   Ellen Foley Fighting Words THE EDITED PRESS...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • The Long List: 300-Plus Releases On...

Did you know that sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions in court? It's true: Look it up. But first, scroll through the 300...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • New Books

Even book publishers take holidays. And judging by the paltry list below, most of them are at the beach next week. Come to think, that sounds like a pretty...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 2-8 • On TV

Thanks to the Olympics, we're still deep in the valley of the shadow of reruns. Of course, if you didn't see these performances before, they're new to you. Here's...

Sonic Reducers | Rick Rolls To A Billion Views

Today in Meaningless Milestones: Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up just notched its billionth view on YouTube. Personally, I'd call that definitive proof that a billion people can definitely...

Next Week in Music | July 26 – Aug. 1 • The Short List:...

Any week that brings new albums by Billie Eilish, Prince, Bleachers, Los Lobos and more — along with a Beach Boys box set — can't be all bad. In fact, I'll...

Next Week in Music | July 26 – Aug. 1 • The Long List:...

Monday is Coffee Milkshake Day. Tuesday is Scotch Day. Wednesday is Milk Chocolate Day. Thursday is Chicken Wing Day, Lasagne Day and Chili Dog Day. Friday is Cheesecake Day....

Next Week in Music | July 26-Aug. 1 • New Books

Dio, Disco, Donna, Dead Man's Curve and dirty rednecks — next week's releases are in the key of D. Read all about ’em:   Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography By Ronnie...

Next Week in Music | July 26 – Aug. 1 • On TV

Unless you're into national anthems, you're pretty much out of luck for televised music next week: The Olympics have knocked NBC's late-nighters off the air, while their competitors are...

The Grateful Dead Meet You In St. Louis For Their Next Live Box Set

When you've released as many live albums and box sets as The Grateful Dead have, you have to find new ways to keep fans interested. And the keepers of...

Bob Dylan Revisits The Early ’80s For Bootleg Series Vol. 16: Springtime In New...

Bob Dylan just announced the release of Springtime In New York, the 16th volume in his ongoing Bootleg Series of box sets. This time he's focusing on the early...

Next Week in Music | July 19-25 • The Short List: 9 Titles I...

Retro R&B, old-school punk, jam-band legends, a slew of veteran singer-songwriters, grunge nostalgia and even vintage comedy — next week's big albums are definitely giving off a classic vibe....

Next Week in Music | July 19-25 • The Long List: 300+ Releases On...

After last week's tsunami of 500-plus Record Store Day releases, the schedule settles down with a relatively paltry 300 or so new albums, EPs, singles, anthologies, compilations, soundtracks, box...

Next Week in Music | July 19-25 • New Books

If you're like me, you've always got a stack of books you've been meaning to read. This might be a good week to pull one out of the pile...

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