Tina Benitez-Eves

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Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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Lissie Uprooted and Blossomed Through ‘Carving Canyons’

Following her fourth album Castles in 2018, a piano-led retrospective of her song covers on 2019 release When I’m Alone, and an inescapable lockdown around the pandemic, Lissie retreated to her farm in Iowa. Settling back into a newer semblance of life during an uncertain time in the world while coping with an upending breakup, she More

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7 Songs You Didn’t Know Steve Earle Wrote for Other Artists

Born January 17, 1955, in Virginia and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Steve Earle was searching for music by his teens. Eventually dropping out of school, at one point, the young Earle ran away in search of his hero, the late Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), who he eventually did find and meet. (Earle later released More

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4 Elvis Songs Covered by Lisa Marie Presley

By the late 1990s, Lisa Marie Presley started breaking out as an artist and showed off her vocals in a posthumous duet with her father, Elvis (1935-1977), as a tribute to him 20 years after his death. Over the next two decades, Lisa Marie would continue the tradition of releasing more of these duets to More

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As a trio in 1981, singer Susanna Hoffs and sisters Vicki Peterson (guitar) and Debbi Peterson (drums) called themselves the Colours. Shortly after the band renamed themselves the Bangs. Paisley Underground The Bangs were part of the Paisley Underground scene of the early to mid-’80s, generated from the psychedelic haze of bands like the Byrds More

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Patrick Wolf Seeks the Black and the Light on “Nowhere Game”

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