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The Pedrito Martinez Group: Tiny Desk Concert

Something happens when you get a chance to see Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez perform. First of all, his smile radiates. It’s hard to imagine someone ...

New Music: Palehound, Aldous Harding, Sego, More

Clockwise from upper left: Aldous Harding, Ellis, Westkust, Palehound Courtesy of the artists hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artists On this week’s All ...

Samsung Pulling the Plug on UHD Blu-ray

This news comes to us rather circuitously. Our friends at The Digital Bits are reporting that, according to Forbes, Samsung is exiting the UHD Blu-ray ...

Piroshka Wields Political Discourse And Dreamy Guitars

Enlarge this image Piroshka’s debut album, Brickbat, is out now. Neil Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Neil Stewart/Courtesy of the artist A ...

I Just Want a Dumb TV

It’s time once again for me to get a new UHD TV, a thing I have to do a bit more frequently than many of ...

Scott Mulvahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Scott Mulvahill has been trying to win the Tiny Desk Contest for each of its four years. He’s always been one of our favorites, though ...

Focal 300IWLCR6 Three-Way In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

In-wall and in-ceiling speakers, sometimes referred to as architectural speakers, are growing in popularity thanks to their stealthy sleek form factor, as well as the ...

Cleer Flow Wireless Headphones Reviewed

My publisher, Jerry Del Colliano, assures me that wireless noise-cancelling headphones are the future of portable audio. And while the numbers in terms of sales ...

Sir Winston Churchill

“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Quotes of the Day

Mountain Man: Tiny Desk Concert

Mountain Man is the perfect band for a Tiny Desk concert. These three women make the most intimate music; and behind the desk, the voices ...

Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo’ Better Blues, which revolves ...

Demetri Martin

“Nearly one-half of all Americans are torsos.” Quotes of the Day

Ryan Adams Accused Of Psychological Manipulation, Professional Retaliation By 7 Women

Enlarge this image Singer, songwriter, producer and label executive Ryan Adams, photographed on Sept. 1, 2011, in London. Dave Hogan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ...

Atlantic Technology Ships Two New Dual-Driver Home Theater Subs

Atlantic Technology announced this week that two of the new subwoofers we saw at this past year’s CEDIA Expo in San Diego are now shipping ...

Qobuz Officially Launches in the US

After a whole lot of buzz and a good amount of time in beta testing, the new (to us in the Colonies) high-resolution streaming/download service ...

W.E.B. Du Bois

“Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.” Quotes of the Day

New Music Friday: Our Top Six Albums Out Feb. 15

Chaka Khan’s Hello Happiness is on our short list of the best albums out on Feb. 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption ...

Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

Kentucky native Joan Osborne first came to prominence in 1996 with the Grammy-winning record Relish, which featured the controversial hit “One of Us.” In the ...

2018 Oscar Nominees for Short Film – Live Action Movie Review

2018 Oscar Nominees for Short Film – Live Action Review By David Kempler Great Group! Madre – Spain, dir. Rodrigo SorogoyenFauve – Canada, dir. Jeremy ...

J. R. R. Tolkien

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as ...

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