Jewish immigrant Phil Chess — who helped to launch the careers of Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and more — has died at the age of 95. Here’s a look back at his remarkable life.
If you ever need someone to move an entire room — including herself — to tears, just give Patti Smith a call. The rocker gave a moving tribute to Lou Reed during his posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
I recently went down to the Bowery Ballroom to see the rock band Wild Flag perform. They’re a fairly new all-female rock group consisting of two of Sleater-Kinney’s Jewish former members, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, and two other pioneering female rockers, Rebecca Cole and Mary Timony.