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Paste magazine, published in Avondale Estates, Georgia, was founded as a quarterly music and entertainment magazine in July 2002, moving to a monthly magazine with its August 2006 issue. It ceased publication in August 2010. A digital edition, pastemagazine.com, continues.

40 articles

Rosanne Cash: Rosanne's Rules

Report and Interview by j. poet, Paste, 15 June 2003

"I'M NOT A militant female songwriter, and I wouldn't want to be considered some kind of new age uber-feminist," Rosanne Cash says. "But having said that, ...

Joan Baez: Dark Chords

Review by j. poet, Paste, 1 October 2003

JOAN BAEZ hasn't written a song in 10 years, but she maintains an unerring instinct for choosing good material. ...

Drive-By Truckers: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Redneck Warrior Poets of Rock 'n' Roll

Profile and Interview by Steve LaBate, Paste, 2004

TEN, NINE... This is a story about rock 'n' roll. ...

Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Review by Steve LaBate, Paste, 2004

SO HOW DO YOU follow the dense, experimental, critically worshipped Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? The latest version of Wilco answers with an overwhelming, at times postmodern ...

Howlin' Wolf: The Howlin' Wolf Story

Film/DVD/TV Review by j. poet, Paste, 23 January 2004

THE DEBATE ABOUT precisely when the blues became rock'n'roll will go on forever, but the footage of The Howlin' Wolf Story makes a good case ...

The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks: Brian Wilson Remembers How to Smile

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, October 2004

WHAT would have happened if, as planned, The Beach Boys had released the Smile album in the summer of 1967? For starters, people would have ...

Michael Franti: Various Artists: Reggae on the River

Film/DVD/TV Review by j. poet, Paste, October 2004

TWENTY YEARS AGO, the residents of Piercy, Calif., held a benefit concert to rebuild a community centre torched by a local arsonist. ...

Willy Mason: Lo-Fi Charm

Report and Interview by j. poet, Paste, 1 December 2004

AT THE BEGINNING of every autumn, the local music community in Martha's Vineyard comes alive. That's when the vacationers leave and the working-class folks who ...

Donovan: Beat Café

Review by j. poet, Paste, 18 January 2005

CERTAIN TRACKS on Beat Cafe sound like they could be outtakes from Donovan's 1967 album Mellow Yellow, but I'll let you decide if that's a ...

Doves: When Doves Cry

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Paste, April 2005

JIMI GOODWIN, the affable and bearded bassist-singer with Mancunian trio Doves, leans forward in his seat for an endearing moment of honesty. ...

Mofro: The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo.

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, Paste, 18 June 2005

PERHAPS THE RED, white and blue spotlights at St. Louis's Pageant should've served as trickster clues. Or the snide remark of a toasted, aging frat ...

Shakira: Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (Epic)

Review by Mark Kemp, Paste, 23 August 2005

Beyond the Belly: Colombian songstress trumps lazy stereotypes with raw talent ...

John Lennon: The Vulnerable Beatle: John Lennon's Narrative-like Solo Catalog Tailor-made for Digital Delivery

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Paste, October 2007

ONE OF THE MORE telling songs in John Lennon's solo catalog is the tender 'Look at Me.' Not the well-scrubbed version on his first album, ...

Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition)

Review by Mark Kemp, Paste, October 2008

IN THE DOCUMENTARY included with this new edition of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, daughter Rosanne shatters the mythology surrounding her dad, gently bringing him ...

Radiohead: Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer (reissues)

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Paste, 27 March 2009

WHILE THE BRITISH PRESS argued over whether Oasis' Definitely Maybe or Blur's Parklife would be the savior of mid-'90s U.K. rock, Radiohead sneaked a spanner ...

The Brill Building Sound

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Paste, 22 August 2011

WHEN DON MCLEAN'S "American Pie" was released in late 1971, everyone tried to analyze what he meant by "the day the music died." McLean was ...

Dr. John: Locked Down

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 4 April 2012

TO LIVE AND BREATHE in the sketchiest part of the Quarter...to hustle and flow, to let go... to get saved and find a funky kind ...

Bob Dylan: The Curmudgeon: Interpreting Lyrics

Column by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 13 November 2012

A QUICK SURFING run through the blogosphere confirms that the Dylanologists are already poring over Bob Dylan's lyrics from Tempest as if the bloggers were ...

Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker: Camper Van Beethoven: California Dreamin'

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

DAVID LOWERY is the lead singer and chief lyricist for two well-known rock bands: Camper Van Beethoven, which he co-founded in 1983, and Cracker, which ...

Adele, Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift: Divas and Anti-Divas

Overview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

ACCORDING TO the Nielsen SoundScan, the bestselling album of 2012 was Adele's 21, which sold 4.4 million copies, followed by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold ...

Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Friendship Aged Like Bluebird Wine

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 19 February 2013

WHEN GEORGE JONES asked Emmylou Harris to sing a duet with him on his 1979 album My Very Special Guests, she suggested a song by ...

Frank Ocean: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 5 May 2013

FRANK OCEAN has not only created a new kind of R&B album for the hip-hop era, but he's also creating a new kind of R&B ...

Janelle Monáe: Imagining Her Own Future

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 10 September 2013

CINDI MAYWEATHER is the central character in Janelle Monáe's last three recordings: the 2008 EP Metropolis, the 2010 album The ArchAndroid, and this month's album, ...

Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 21 January 2014

LIKE A GOOD claret or damp moss, Rosanne Cash's singing is something to sink into. Surrender to the tones – mostly dark, but marked by ...

Jesse Winchester: An Appreciation

Obituary by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 14 April 2014

FOR 10 YEARS, from 1967 to 1977, Jesse Winchester couldn't set foot in the United States, the nation where he had lived until he was ...

Ian McLagan: Remembering Ian McLagan

Obituary by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 5 December 2014

IN JUNE, IAN McLagan told The Austin Chronicle, his hometown paper since 1994, that he would be going out on tour in 2015 with the ...

The Band, Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan: Basement Tapes and Free-Floating Stanzas

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 16 December 2014

BOB DYLAN HAS been much in the press lately thanks to the release of the six-CD box set, The Basement Tapes Complete and of The ...

Justin Townes Earle: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 13 January 2015

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE released Single Mothers, one of the best albums of 2014, just four months ago in September. This week he's back with another ...

Sleater-Kinney: Punk Lyrics: Shortening The Line

Comment by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 4 March 2015

A LOT OF GOOD THINGS are happening on Sleater-Kinney's first album in ten years, but I want to talk about one aspect that often gets ...

Jason Isbell: Making the Ordinary Exceptional

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 21 July 2015

JASON ISBELL'S new album Something More Than Free had to be different from his last one. Southeastern, his 2013 release, was born out of the ...

Ashley Monroe, Kasey Musgraves: The Ladies Used to Love Outlaws, Now The Ladies Are Outlaws

Report by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 1 September 2015

"LADIES LOVE OUTLAWS," Waylon Jennings sang in 1972, "like babies love stray dogs." Jennings was boasting. He presented himself as a desperado and would soon ...

Guy Clark: Remembering Guy Clark, The Craftsman

Obituary by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 18 May 2016

GUY CLARK'S favorite place was the basement of his West Nashville home, where he painstakingly hand-built flamenco guitars and hand-built songs with the same exacting ...

Percy Mayfield: The Poet of the Blues

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 3 June 2016

WHO IS THE most underrated songwriter of the rock 'n' roll era? Percy Mayfield. ...

Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Gregory Porter, The Roots: Summer Spirit Festival: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Maryland

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 8 August 2016

"I WILL NOT commit nor will I submit to musical genocide," Gregory Porter sang Saturday afternoon at the 11th annual Summer Spirit Festival.  ...

NRBQ: The Disappearing Art of Bar Band Music

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 20 February 2017

THE 1978 ALBUM NRBQ at Yankee Stadium boasts a delightful visual joke. ...

Chuck Berry: The Many Faces of Chuck Berry: His Son, Charles Berry, Jr., and His Bandmates Muse on Chuck, His Final Record

Review and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 9 June 2017

CHUCK BERRY WAS one of our nation's great writers. In fact, it's puzzling that the Library of America hasn't yet turned his collected lyrics, poetry ...

Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, St. Vincent: LCD Soundsystem/Arcade Fire/St. Vincent: Is It Really Rock 'n' Roll Without Guitars? Yes, It Is.

Comment by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 15 November 2017

Even as the tools of popular music evolve further from the analog to the digital, the spirit of the rock 'n' roll is as dangerous ...

Charles Manson, Terry Melcher: Charles Manson and the Demons of Rock 'n' Roll That Haunt Us to This Day

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 21 November 2017

WHEN THE FOLLOWERS of Charles Manson murdered Sharon Tate, the pregnant movie-actress wife of movie director Roman Polanski, on Aug. 9, 1969, it was Plan ...

Juliana Hatfield, Olivia Newton John: Juliana Hatfield Indulges Her Sweet Tooth on New Olivia Newton-John Covers Album

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 9 April 2018

A career spent blending sunny pop and punk aggression finds its ideal source material in Hatfield's childhood music heroine. ...

David Bromberg: A City Helps Out a Musician, and Vice Versa

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 15 June 2018

Big Noise Festival is a public celebration of David Bromberg's contributions to the city of Wilmington, Del. ...

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