Articles tagged bob dylan, mountain goats, wilco, spoon, people under the stairs, blu & exile, elliott smith, phish, atmosphere, better than ezra, orchestra baobab

21 Nov 2007 // 4:18 AM

I’m Not There

Dylan Per Se is a trip, an embodiment of potential meanings for fans and detractors, a performative opportunity for movie stars.

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Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror: Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 [DVD]

An exploration of Dylan's three historical performances at the Newport Folk Festival, The Other Side of the Mirror covers old ground with a fresh eye for detail.

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Todd Haynes’ new movie, “I’m Not There,” is, well, kind of tricky to explain. The film is the story of Bob Dylan. But, this

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18 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spoon

I’d never thought of Spoon as bourgie, but, suddenly, it seems obvious. After all, they play tight, melodic rock that’s just a little bit uppercrust. These guys are, dare I say it, adults...

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1 Nov 2007 // 6:11 AM

New DVD follows Bob Dylan during key years 1963-65

“Dylan’s electric set at the 1965 Newport (Folk) Festival may well be the most written-about performance in the history of rock & roll,” writes Bob

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17 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bob Dylan: DYLAN

Dylan masterpieces will always be masterpieces regardless of how many times we're fed the same songs, but enough already.

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Various Artists: Preserving Efforts: Classic Hip Hop Video Archive [DVD]

Given the absence of special features, and the free availability of virtually all the songs online, probably only hip-hop heads plagued by completist impulses will want to buy this DVD.

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1 Oct 2007 // 5:10 AM

Since Martin Scorsese’s masterful 2005 documentary “No Direction Home,” the hidden chambers of the Sphinx have been systematically raided, all with the approval of the

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30 Sep 2007 // 10:58 PM

Various Artists: This is Next

The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?

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A Desire to Make Sound: The Arrival of Creative Guitar God Nels Cline

The jazz guitarist -- with Wilco, his trios, or anyone else -- opens up a conversation about how to keep this music living.

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1 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Like a Boyd on a Wire

PopMatters talks to Joe Boyd, a man at the center of the folk, rock and blues scenes of the 1960s who lived to tell the tale. "The whole notion of folk music and an appreciation of things that are more rural and more traditional and more rustic than our lives are now is the privilege of the middle class."

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Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan: The Golden Years 1962-1978 [DVD]

An unauthorized two-disc documentary set that features painfully small doses of Dylan himself and lacks insight into the man or his music.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Spoon —"The Underdog" From Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on Merge With a history of stellar, no-filler records, Spoon has somehow topped themselves

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10 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Austin band's sixth LP is its most groove-oriented effort since 2001's Girls Can Tell, an efficient rhythm machine with a sinuous palate.

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I Like Food, Food Tastes Good by Kara Zuaro

Even if a band like, say, Pelican doesn't sound like my cup of tea, I'm happy to try their recipe for oatmeal cake.

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys Collection

The Traveling Wilburys were always the stuff of myth -- of unlikely beginnings and heroes and, yes, even transcending death through creation. Thankfully, with their work back on the shelves, they will do just that.

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13 Jun 2007 // 6:04 AM

Spoon The Underdog [MP3] from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga on Merge       [MySpace] N.E.R.D. She Wants to

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13 Jun 2007 // 4:01 AM

Page McConnell casting about

Like George Harrison, Page McConnell was the quiet one in the quartet.

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13 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

If you're prone to confusing honest musical maturity with banality, then you'll surely miss out on the treasures of Sky Blue Sky.

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13 May 2007 // 10:58 PM

Back to Basics: An Interview with Wilco

Jeff Tweedy discusses Wilco's new effort Sky Blue Sky, a back-to-basics work evoking The Basement Tapes, and the era of digital music.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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