For a few years in the 1970s, she was a trailblazing singer, bandleader and producer. A new documentary, “Betty: They Say I’m Different,” tells her story.
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The North Carolina event is an electronic music festival for listeners and creators. Here are 15 of its best sets.
Mr. Simon and 16 musicians balanced grooves, hits, hope and darkness on the first night of “Homeward Bound — the Farewell Tour.”
Newly unguarded, the songwriter sets aside her sly character studies in favor of declarations and confrontations on her second solo studio album.
The band’s Experience + Innocence tour skips over its greatest hits in favor of songs that dramatize the struggle between hope and dread.
The singer and songwriter’s first album of his own new music since 2005 confronts loneliness and mortality.
“Elvis Presley: The Searcher” tells his story as a musician and performer, spotlighting how his artistry was drained in his post-army years until he was worn out.
The duo’s new album is another step forward, filled with orderly patterned music and questions about living an artistic life.
The lack of an arena-circuit headliner at this year’s festival, the 32nd, just helped level the playing field for the performers who still flock to Austin, Tex.
The New Jersey indie-rock band’s 15th album is its first digitally recorded LP, filled with sonic wanderings and grim proclamations.