Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, 3/4/2015
Lisa Torem at Chicago's Old Town School watches Patti Smith celebrate spring through readings of original and classic poetry and an assortment of her greatest hits
Royal Festival Hall, London, 19/6/2005
Patti Smith was the curator of London's recent Meltdown Festival. With a band including Television's Tom Verlaine on guitar, Jon Rogers at her own headlining show for the event at the Royal Festival watches her play a captivating set
In the latest in our Favourite Albums series, in which a different writer writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, new writer Jon Rogers examines the impact of Patti Smith's seminal 1975 debut 'Horses'
Raging Pages (2016)
In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds musician/author Patti Smith's 'M Train to be a deep, exploratory memoir, suitable for travellers, creatives and more
(Gig of a Lifetime) Manchester Academy, September 2012 (2014)
In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Nicky Crewe writes of attending a Patti Smith concert at the Academy in Manchester in 2012
Patti Smith (2013)
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Cila Warncke writes of her favourite songs by Patti Smith
Chicago Riot Fest
Humboldt Park, Chicago, 12/9/2014...14/9/2014
Lisa Torem enjoys sets from among others Patti Smith, the Flaming Lips, Billy Bragg and Paul Weller at the three day Chicago Riot Fest
On his birthday Anthony Srutt at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent watches sets from Morrissey, Lou Reed and Patti Smith
Surprisingly gentle, former Velvet Underground member John Cale's 1973 solo album 'Paris 1919' is a million miles away from his work with the likes of minimalist composer Terry Riley, the experimentation of the Velvet Underground or producing the likes of Patti Smith or the Stooges. Recently re-rele
Re : View-Various
Conceived and compiled by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman together with Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye in 1972, 'Nuggets' is the definitive compilation of 60s rock and pop underground music. Now re-released, Geraint Jones assesses it abiding impact
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
Cila Warncke, who has written for Pennyblackmusic since 2001, reflects on ten compelling songs that have served as her 'spaceship' over the years, as well as markers of time, and tracks by artists including Cinerama, Pulp, Patti Smith and Prince.