Articles tagged rock 'n' roll

Toto’s Steve Lukather Has Something to Prove

The veteran rock group’s guitarist talks about Toto XIV and the band's summer tour with Yes.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

This boxed set reveals the full scope of the Ohio-born group's genius across 23 discs and hours of pure joy.

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‘Bake in Black’ Is a Place Where Cupcakes Rock

Rock music and baked goods have always been mutually exclusive. Until now.

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Allen Klein, Manager of Rock Bands, Emerges From the Shadows

“It wasn’t the [record] companies that were irreplaceable; it was the people who made the records.”

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17 Jul 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ike Reilly: Born on Fire

In his 2015 offering, rock 'n' roll troubadour Ike Reilly defines the genre, and then some.

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Chuck Berry: The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-61

Berry’s infectious style of guitar playing, lyrical phrasing, and the combination of salacious innuendoes and racial awareness still hold up.

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‘Your Band Sucks’ Ain’t No Self-Pity Party

Finally, a rock ‘n’ roll memoir that's just as much about disappointment as it is about success.

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Major and the Monbacks - “I Do” (video) (Premiere)

Virginia band Major and the Monbacks bring a propulsive soul energy to their take on rock 'n' roll, and the jubilant "I Do" is no exception.

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The Sonics: This Is the Sonics

The first new studio album since 1967 from these garage rock legends has its faults, but it's an overall solid addition to their already classic discography.

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23 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.

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Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

There's a lot to be learned from Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis, not just about Elvis Presley, but about the amorphous metrics by which we measure the quality of live performances.

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26 Jun 2013 // 10:04 PM

Willie Nile: American Ride

A statement of purpose and a call to arms, American Ride is a triumphant record, perhaps even a masterpiece of its form.

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Low Cut Connie: Get Out The Lotion

Low Cut Connie: Band of action.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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