I-95 in South Florida is America's most dangerous highway. That's pretty well known. Why?Sure, it's the only major north-south highway in an overbuilt, unsustainable megalapolis, driven daily by the aged, the undereducated and the uncouth. But the cause lies even deeper than that, at the core of the ... More >>
Born January 7, 1948, Kenny Loggins became the poster child for soft rock radio back in the '70s, both as a solo artist and as a member of the million-selling duo Loggins and Messina. While he never was the hippest performer, his songs still made him a mainstay on the adult pop airwaves and assur ... More >>
It seems inevitable that no matter how brilliant an artist, the specter of an untimely death always hangs heavy over any and all accomplishments. Take Janis, Jimi, and Kurt, for example -- each was an innovator, but any discussion of their careers often veers to the subject of their early tragic ... More >>
Ingrid Pastorius, who was married to virtuoso electric bassist Jaco Pastorius between 1979 and 1985, died on Monday from complications following an aortic aneurysm, according to a source close to the family. She was 61.
More recent releases from below the surface.
The best local albums of 2008
A roundup of 2008's best Christmas albums
Digging below the surface to discover some exceptional new sounds
Exceptional sounds that reside well below the surface...
Rachel Goodrich shakes, rattles, and rolls on down her own road
After 40 years as folk's Everyman, Richie Havens is still going strong
A former South Florida homeboy gives us the cold shoulder
Two new Jaco Pastorius releases hit the streets
A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch)
Call it the state of the union. Call it paranoia. But young artists have serious stuff on their minds.
Susan's House (Self-released)
Why can't family, friends, and fans of the world's greatest bass player get along?
Only with Laughter Can You Win (Sub Pop)
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Joan Baez keeps folk alive
TheStart adds a dose of estrogen to the nu-metal sweepstakes
Coming to Terms (Pehr Records)
Writers Night, Joni Mitchell
Pink Pearl (Beyond)
Tom Rush, George Carlin, Matthew Sweet
Why doesn't anyone buy this man's records?
December 18-24, 1997
December 11-17, 1997