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The Roundtable
10:15 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Heavy Metal Titan Scott Ian Reflects On Long Journey

One the founders of the genre now known as thrash metal, Scott Ian was a typical Jewish kid in 1960s Queens, into comics and movies. His life changed forever when he saw bands like KISS and the Ramones, and before long, he was on the road himself, the heartbeat of the band Anthrax, contemporaries with bands like Metallica and Slayer.  

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Scrubbed From Official History, Brian Jones Launched Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones recently marked their 50th anniversary with a new round of interviews and concerts, but largely left out of the celebration was the band’s founder.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Matthew Fowler On Musical 'Beginning'

WAMC's Ian Pickus with musician Matthew Fowler.

The word intimate is overused when describing music, especially in the singer-songwriter genre, but our guest Matthew Fowler takes you into his home on his debut album Beginning — literally.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Beloved Albany Band The Orange Returns After Twelve-Year Filibuster

Ben Karis-Nix, Levi Jennes, Dan Sorensen, and Frank Moscowitz are back together as The Orange after 12 years.
Credit Sarah LaDuke

Twelve years is an eternity in music — and once-inseparable band members often go their separate ways, start families, and find that day jobs have become job-jobs.

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New England News
12:16 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Weekend Concert To Reunite Local Rockers And Benefit Boys' & Girls' Club

Credit Facebook: Legends of the Lighthouse

A concert this weekend will feature a line of local and nationally-known musicians who have performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, while also benefiting a long-standing youth organization in the city.

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The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Considering Leonard Cohen At 80

Leonard Cohen turns 80 on September 21, two days before his 13 studio album comes out, and he has never been more popular. Cohen has long fascinated his chroniclers; hinting at a performative aspect of his public persona, disappearing for long stretches, and candidly discussing his battles with depression and lost love.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Legendary Rock Writer Ben Fong-Torres Is "Willin'"

Ben Fong-Torres with Sir Paul on a Wings tour.

The band Little Feat might be little remembered among casual music fans, but like many of its 60s and 70s brethren, the band has soldiered on through brief pop stardom, band deaths and the disagreements that often derail rock groups forever.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Beach Boys' Mike Love Gets Around To Tanglewood

Mike Love brings The Beach Boys to Tanglewood on Monday.
Credit Miguel Pola Photographers

Summer might not be endless here in the Northeast, but our region is gearing up for some more “Fun Fun Fun” before fall when The Beach Boys stop at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts this Monday night, featuring original members Bruce Johnston and Mike Love.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

David Kinney's 'Adventures In The Land Of Bob'

Bob Dylan turned 73 this year, and his music has spawned more than a half-century of enjoyment, argument, scholarship, social change and bewilderment. Often, fan interest has crossed the line over to obsession unique to Dylan fans, many of whom think the meaning of life might be buried somewhere on Self Portrait.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18

  Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been busy and away from home for most of the last year, touring in support of their album, Wassaic Way - which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. Nearly a decade after the folk-rock duo put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride.

Sarah Lee and Johnny will play at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA this Friday night at 8 o’clock.

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