December 29, 2008 Hearts of Space began as a late night radio show out of San Francisco in 1973. Ten years later, the show went national via public radio. Now celebrating 25 years of national broadcast, the show has issued a series of albums called The Best of Hearts of Space. Music critic Milo Miles has a review.
January 29, 2008 When British musician and record producer Martin Atkins visited Beijing in 2006, he wasn't sure what kind of music scene he'd find. As it turned out, the sounds emerging from the Chinese underground were surprisingly familiar. Milo Miles reports.
December 28, 2007 Nils Lofgren, best known as guitarist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, also played for Neil Young and Crazy Horse early in that band's career. He's also had a notable solo career — and he founded the mid-1970s band Grin. Critic Milo Miles surveys his work.
October 24, 2007 The cliché about a catchy song: "It's got a good beat, you can dance to it." But things get more complicated when the beat is all there is to it. Two recent albums put the percussion front and center: Batterie, from Loop 2.4.3, and Global Drum Project, with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and tabla master Zakir Hussain.