articles

by Larry Crane

Nov. 15, 2022  |  No. 152

John Plymale: No Right or Wrong Way

by Larry Crane

Years ago, I met John Plymale at one of our TapeOpCon events. He currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia, and has helmed amazing projects including the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Superchunk, and the Meat...

Nov. 15, 2022  |  No. 152

Clarke Rigsby: A Varied Career

by Larry Crane

A longtime staple of the Phoenix recording scene, Clarke Rigsby runs Tempest Recording out of a modest-looking but impressively outfitted space behind his home in Tempe, Arizona. He’s worked...

Sept. 15, 2022  |  No. 151

Lyle Lovett

by Larry Crane

During the early pandemic lockdowns my wife, Jenna Zine, and I searched out interesting online streaming performances as a way to keep connected to the experience of going out to see live...

July 14, 2022  |  No. 150

Dave Stewart: Setting Up for the Goal

by Larry Crane

Record producer, songwriter, musician, and singer, Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart is a man of many talents and skills. Beyond co-producing all of the Eurythmics’ catalog with Annie Lennox,...

May 14, 2022  |  No. 149

Roger Eno: Chasing Colours

by Larry Crane

I first heard Roger Eno via Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, the dreamy music written for the NASA footage-based documentary, For All Mankind. The album featured him collaborating with his...

March 8, 2022  |  No. 148

Blak Emoji’s Future R&B

by Larry Crane

Blak Emoji is the project/band of producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren. His recently released third album, Eclectro, is a fun and inventive listen, so I dropped him a line...

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