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Western NC Songwriters: Nine of a Kind

Asheville and its environs are home to a deep bench of musical talent. Whether they’re homegrown or drawn to the region to pursue their musical careers, singer-songwriters make their mark […]

A Conversation with Devo’s Gerald Casale (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… I know you’ve been asked and answered questions about Kent State shooting many times before. But if you’d indulge me, I’d like you to tell me […]

A Conversation with Devo’s Gerald Casale (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… What about the era of the album? As a creative delivery system or a medium, is the album still relevant? Gerald Casale: You know, somebody could […]

A Conversation with Devo’s Gerald Casale (Part 1 of 3)

I recently spoke with Gerald Casale about his new EP. But as is the case when I’m lucky, our conversation explored many other topics. There simply wasn’t room for much […]

Devo’s Gerald Casale is Still Not Through Being Cool

Gerald V. Casale is a founding member of conceptual rock band Devo. In addition to writing and/or co-writing a great deal of that band’s music with fellow founding member Mark […]

Q&A: Matt Stubbs of GA-20

NOTE: GA-20 appears tonight (Thursday, Jan 19) at Asheville’s Grey Eagle. See ya there! GA-20 takes one of the blues’ traditional configurations, plants one foot firmly in the Chicago style, […]

Joel Selvin and ‘Sly & the Family Stone: An Oral History’

In 1998, Joel Selvin was well into his third decade as pop music critic/journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle; he had also authored several books. But his 1998 book, Sly […]

The Cowsills: All in the Family (Part 4 of 4)

Continued from Part Three… During the Playboy appearance, Barbara Cowsill mentioned that the group was in negotiation with a new record label. And by 1971 The Cowsills had signed with […]

The Cowsills: All in the Family (Part 3 of 4)

Continued from Part Two… Bob notes that when the Cowsills were on the way up, “Dad knew what to do, and how to ‘My way or the highway.’” Susan elaborates: […]

The Cowsills: All in the Family (Part 2 of 4)

Continued from Part One… Mercury Records producer Shelby Singleton was always on the lookout for talent, and when he happened upon the Cowsills, he signed them to a deal. With […]