Worth a Thousand Words: Like other photographs, music photography tells stories. In music, the stories are often more complex and closer to our own hearts. Renowned music photographers and our up-and-coming photographers alike tell us what to look for in a good photograph. Stop, look and learn—from the very best
Goodbye: Several notable new members of the Heavenly Band
Pet Sounds: Ali Green’s Flavors-of-the-Month bands are younger than usual
What’d I Say: Jim Hynes goes looking for where the girls are, and actually finds ’em. That devil!
On the Record: Devendra Banhart’s brush with mass-appeal, Watermelon Slim’s slide through country, John Fogerty traipses through classics, Ten Years After rocks a newer guitar, Bryan Sutton smokes bluegrass and Delbert McClinton marches straight into the heart
Ear Candy: Rodrigo y Gabriella. ¿How do you say “Pump Me Up” in Spanish?
Re.Issues: Urban poet Sixto Rodriguez finally surfaces with a reissue. The 4-CD LA Nuggets contains more psychedelic LA music than the FDA recommends, but what do they know? Cass, Woody, Miles and Elvis take encores
Get a Grip: Steve Walbridge gets sentimental! We have it in writing
Collecting: Music photography books. Arnie Goodman offers up a selection of stunning visuals to match the music
Also Appearing: Riverfront, Rhythm & Roots, Lollapalooza and Pitchfork festivals offer weekends of fun for all who venture out of the house, while Deep Purple DVD and Led Zeppelin photo book provide entertainment for stay-at-homes