Apocalypse Five and Dime: stomping sound for workers' cause

Apocalypse Five and Dime combines vocals, percussion, a saxophone, and string and brass instruments to produce a sound that was once called: "twisted intense bluegrass/Balkan."


Jon Fromer: A political life in song


In 1965, Fromer marched from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with civil rights marchers, kick-starting his life-long devotion to fighting for justice through song.



Kurt Cobain fans celebrate rocker's birthday

The Nirvana frontman was born this day in 1967, and went on to become the voice of a generation and pave the way for heavy music's entry into the mainstream, despite his aversion to such popularity


U.S. shootings: Rockers, metal artists decry gun violence

You can't sweep issues under the rug, not in a country that goes to the rest of the world and claims to be an exceptional example.


U.S. shootings: Musicians, too, have been the victims

"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."