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David Yaffe

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The Real Thing

Whiz Syd

A new documentary traces Syd Barrett’s enigmatic life, from co-founding Pink Floyd to dropping out of the music industry entirely

Can You Take Me Back?

Nearly 30 years after Yoko Ono handed Paul McCartney a fuzzy John Lennon demo titled “Now and Then,” the Beatles have their last-ever song, courtesy of Peter Jackson and A.I.—and it’s incredible

Now and Then

His Back Pages

Alongside the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, in Tulsa, comes a giant new volume of handwritten lyrics, letters from friends including George Harrison, and rare manuscripts

Shaman in Residence

Beck on Tour

Always Beckoning

Beck, laughing wild amid severest woe, is on tour through September 10, with upcoming stops in Texas, Chicago, Toronto, and cities along the East Coast

Have You Got It Yet?

Joni Mitchell’s Second Act

The Secret Life of Lucinda Williams

Degrees of Separation


In an interview, the pianist Víkingur Ólafsson discusses his affinity for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, which he’s playing around Europe

Practice, Practice, Practice

Suzanne Vega Is Watching You

The singer-songwriter performs her folk-pop hits at City Winery in Greenwich Village

Sweet Nothings

Waxing Poetic

Wasn’t It a Long Way Down?

Lynn Goldsmith Has the Password

The American photographer infiltrated the world of music’s greats. Her portraits of Aretha Franklin, Cher, Bob Dylan, and countless others are collected in a new, 80s-themed coffee-table book

Hey, Genius

Cécile McLorin Salvant sings art songs for the new 20s

Strong as Steel

Bad Moon Rising

The Smile Opens Wide

Bass Instincts

Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in history, turns 85 at Carnegie Hall