Monday, May 4 2009
Dylan's new album of rough-and-ready love songs, Together Through This, is proof that he needs a little nudge back onto a darker path.
Monday, April 27 2009
Released in US indie record stores before today's wider release, Ashes of American Flags is further proof that Wilco may very well be the greatest American rock band right now.
Sunday, April 26 2009
It's charming and informative to read Conners' musings on his youth, even as he tries and ultimately fails to demonstrate that it was not misspent.
If older artists have a tendency to look backward and most young ‘uns to aim grasp at the future, Dylan’s gift has been to make hay of those distinctions and set himself apart from either generational trend.
Friday, April 24 2009
Kirby Fields shies away from adding celeb-authored books to his brand new baby's library. Until he spies "Dylan" on one very important kid-lit spine.
Wednesday, April 15 2009
Tuesday, April 14 2009
The Felice Brothers’ latest effort is a looser affair -- far more The Basement Tapes than Blood on the Tracks -- yet still mirrors their self-titled in both its strengths and flaws. Where’s the growth?
Monday, April 6 2009
If, as Kris Kristofferson said of Bob Dylan, "The guy's got so many sides he's round", this new DVD release shows what it's like to be in Dylan's orbit.
As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.