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Amy Winehouse & Nina Simone

Nina & Amy: Lost in Time

Roughly a month ago, and within 2 weeks of each other a pair of movies were released that explored the tumultuous and troubled lives of world famous singers – Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. While their bodies of work are drastically different in size and scope, the impact their music had is not. In this post, we’ll look at the[…]

Lollapalooza 2015

20 Greatest Lollapalooza Performances

The original alt-rock festival began as an all-stops-out farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction, but frontman and festival architect Perry Farrell was eager to grant it a life of its own. In over two decades since that first 1991 tour, Lollapalooza has produced brilliant, disappointing, bizarre, and disastrous performances. We can only hope that this year, with a 140-artist lineup featuring[…]

Jocelyn-Brown

Spotlight: Unsung Hero Jocelyn Brown

When Jocelyn Brown appeared at a recent Manhattan street party in celebration of legendary Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan, thousands of revelers were reminded of her enduring vocal power. Although her name remains mostly unknown outside R&B and club music circles, she has appeared on literally hundreds of records — sometimes under her own name, sometimes in the background, and quite often as[…]

Nikki-Lane

Artist Spotlight: Nikki Lane

We here at Rhapsody are always on the hunt for exciting, innovative new musicians. So this year we decided to reinstate our Ones to Watch series, where we focus on one emerging artist for an entire month and provide you with exclusive content from the promising up-and-comer. For the month of May, we’ve chosen smoky alt country rocker Nikki Lane as our featured artist.[…]

MadMen

Spotlight: Music from Mad Men

When Mad Men first hit AMC in July 2007, Don Draper and his Sterling Cooper cronies were working the advertising accounts of March 1960. But most of the notable music earmarked for that first season was Tin Pan Alley pop and exotica from the previous decade, still happily oblivious to rock ‘n’ roll and seemingly designed to make the protagonists’ past seem[…]