Topic: music

Caroline Robert
Toolbox

Direct Arcade Fire’s New Music Video

An experimental, interactive short film tied to “Reflektor,” the title track of the upcoming new album by Arcade Fire, invites you to alter the look and feel of a music video as you watch it in real time.

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Courtesy of Jason Lazarus
Out There

Nirvana: Personal Snapshots in the Unmistakable 90s

In 2007, Chicago-based multimedia artist Jason Lazarus set out to memorialize a unique pop-cultural moment by asking a seemingly simple question of his friends: “Who first introduced you to the band Nirvana?”

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©Alfred Wertheimer
Out There

Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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Photo Essay

Happy 70th Birthday, Janis Joplin: Photos of the Young Blues Star

Janis Joplin’s 70th birthday would have been on Saturday. In tribute, LightBox presents a rare look into the young blues singer’s life by photographer Elliott Landy.

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Image: Winterland, February 1968
Photo Essay

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix: Photos of an Incendiary Talent

On what would have been his 70th birthday, LightBox pays tribute to the guitar wizard through photos made by another iconoclastic creative force, the rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall.

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(c) Jim Marshall Photography LLC, Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Out There

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend: Jim Marshall’s Musician Portraits

Jim Marshall photographed legends and his pictures have become iconic in American cultural history, but the vast majority of the music photographer’s work has never been seen. This month, a new book and two gallery shows will debut many never-before-published images from Marshall’s coverage of the Rolling Stones 1972 tour, as well as singular portraits of musicians including Johnny Cash, BB King and Joni Mitchell.

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Courtesy of the artist and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Photo Essay

Shane Lavalette: Musical Heritage in the New South

Photographer Shane Lavalette turned to music in order to capture the American South for a project commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

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Daniel Kramer
The Backstory

A Year and a Day with Bob Dylan

On the fiftieth anniversary of Bob Dylan’s first album release, photographer Daniel Kramer talks to LightBox about working with Dylan at an early and pivotal point in the troubadour’s musical career.

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Barney Sellars/The Commercial Appeal
Out There

Young Man With The Big Beat: 1956, Elvis Presley’s Pivotal Year

A new box set released by Sony Legacy documents the musician’s commercial breakthrough and phenomenal impact on American culture.

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Edward Keating—Contact Press Images
Photo Essay

Blue Highway: Photographs by Edward Keating

In memory of the last blues pioneer David “Honeyboy” Edwards, TIME looks back at the work of Photographer Ed Keating who followed the path of the genre from the bustling cities of the North back to its origins in the Mississippi Delta.

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