Is music-making valuable only when pursued toward virtuosity? The St. Charles Parent Band revels in its amateur status, yet nudges members toward improvement.
At the 23rd annual Lotus Festival, Ayaan Ali Bangash shared the intricacies of the Indian sarod and why the music we make is a reflection of who we are.
The Swedish/Icelandic folk duo, My Bubba, brings artistic intimacy to its audiences through minimalist folk music -- and bacteria samples.
Bloomington's Lotus Festival just blossomed for its 23rd year, but it's the first time for Alexa Bruetman, freshman at IU and avid concert-goer.
The first US tour of UK folk duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker includes a date at the Lotus Festival. In anticipation, they discuss music and ice cream.
"a seductive pop rock musical" ....with a cash bar!
Composer Neil Brand shares some of the decisions he made while scoring Blackmail.
Audio engineer Mark Hood started his successful career in an unlikely place.
Jessica Hopper is a music and pop culture critic. She’s senior editor at Pitchfork, the Chicago-based Internet publication for music criticism and commentary.
What do London, Philadelphia, and Columbus, Indiana, have in common? They all have bells from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.