Happy 40th birthday Regina Spektor. We want to sing.
Happy birthday MAGNET friend George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Deuce). Martini shots on us. Read our classic interview George did with Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Baseball Project):
Happy 55th birthday Dr. Dre. Crack a bottle.
Happy birthday Yoko Ono. Woman power. Cover photo for MAGNET by Gene Smirnov. Read Richard Barone in MAGNET on Yoko:
Courtney Barnett rocked Wilmington, Del.’s The Queen in solo form, diving through her catalog one transcendent chord at a time. She also dipped into covers of Hank Williams and the Lemonheads along the way. One of our great musicians, Barnett is an international treasure, glowing brighter on each passage around the sun.
—words and photos by Chris Sikich