Bands urge fans to ditch phones

Jun 28, 2013

Bands urge fans to ditch phones

There are few experiences that compare to the life-affirming thrill of a live music event, knowing that you are one of a privileged few being treated to a display of raw artistic skill and power. But just as the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, a ...

Patti Smith hopes 2013 is about rebuilding

Jan 17, 2013

Patti Smith hopes 2013 is about rebuilding

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By the time you read this, Patti Smith will have been in Japan for nearly a week. The iconic poet, author, painter and “Godmother of Punk” hasn’t yet played a gig with her band; that will come later. First, Smith is reconnecting with a ...

The poetry and power of rock 'n' roll

Jun 29, 2003

The poetry and power of rock 'n' roll

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For an artist as personal as Patti Smith, who once told an interviewer that it wasn’t difficult to leave “the limelight and the applause” at the height of her popularity as a rock singer to become a full-time wife and mother, she certainly seems ...