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Thursday, April 16 2015

Was 1965 Music’s Greatest Year Ever?


Friday, April 10 2015

Counterbalance: Uncle Tupelo’s ‘No Depression’

Fear the hearts of men are failing. These are latter days we know. The great depression now is spreading. God's word declared it would be so. I'm going where there's only the 2,839th most acclaimed album of all time. An alt-rock bellwether is this week's Counterbalance.


Friday, March 27 2015

30 Musical, Literary and Cultural Reasons to Celebrate 30 More Years of Phish: Part Two

From Romanticism to structuralism, the musical ingenuity of Phish pays tribute to a variety of cultural movements; they're more dada than dad rock.


Tuesday, March 10 2015

1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.


Monday, March 2 2015

Bob Dylan - “The Night We Called It a Day” (video)

The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".


Wednesday, July 23 2014

“Celebrating” Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born’s 10-Year Anniversary

Ten years after the release of A Ghost Is Born, the songs still just aren't there.


Wednesday, October 9 2013

Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades

Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

‘JAMerica’ Skillfully Assembles an Oral History of America’s Jam Bands

The jam band scene may be one of the most diverse in the US, though many tend to paint Disco Biscuits with the Grateful Dead's brush. This volume clears some of that up.


Tuesday, August 27 2013

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: 31 July 2013 - Stateline, NV

Phish aftershow parties have become something of a cottage industry in recent years and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is one of the best outfits on the planet for such duty.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

The Meter Men: 30 July 2013 - Stateline, NV

Here in Tahoe, fans find the Meter Men at Harrah’s for an aftershow party right across the street from tonight’s Phish show - “#winning”, as Charlie Sheen would say.


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Marc Carroll: In Silence (Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
Wilco + Nick Lowe: 22 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [30.Sep.11]
Musical Auteurism: Recognizing Genius (Sound Affects) [29.Sep.11]
Counterbalance: Year One (Sound Affects) [9.Sep.11]
Tom Russell: Mesabi (Reviews) [7.Sep.11]
The 10 Best Wilco Songs of All Time (Sound Affects) [7.Sep.11]
Between Church & State (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
Thea Gilmore: John Wesley Harding (Reviews) [11.Aug.11]
Bought on the Fourth of July (Reviews) [12.Jul.11]
Nels Cline/Tim Berne/Jim Black: The Veil (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jun.11]
Atmosphere: The Family Sign (Reviews) [19.May.11]
Ray Davies: See My Friends (Reviews) [3.Apr.11]
Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.11]
Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys (Mixed Media) [14.Feb.11]
Christopher Hitchens’ Taste in Music (Sound Affects) [27.Jan.11]
The Year in Music: May 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Jan.11]
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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist (Sound Affects) [1.Dec.10]
“Like a Rolling Stone” Revisited (Sound Affects) [6.Oct.10]
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