Countless articles and blog posts have been written about the band’s influence, and we’re going to continue the trend with a celebration of the Pixies landmark album, Surfer Rosa, which turned twenty-five this past March.
The greatest songwriter of the modern era, Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan), is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.
From his humble beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota to his Never Ending Tour that commenced twenty-five years ago, Mr. Dylan shows no signs of slowing down. This summer, Wilco and My Morning Jacket will support Dylan on the AmericanaramA Festival.
In Riffraf’s Indie Spotlight, we feature talented indie artists from around the world who create music, record, and tour without the support of a major label or financial backing.
In 2009, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and award-winning poet Lisa Olstein started collaborating on new music. Jeffrey put together a band and Cold Satellite was born. On May 21, the duo released their sophomore album Cavalcade.
Buddy Holly was only 22 years-old when he died in a tragic airplane crash in 1959, which also took the lives of Ritchie Valens and the J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.
Although his success would only last a year and a half, Holly helped pioneer rock and roll. Holly’s influence is deep and wide; it can be heard in The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, and the Rolling Stones (among many others).
Here are five things that make Buddy Holly great.