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Wednesday, February 22 2012

Americana May Be Country, But Country Is Rarely Americana

Like punk rock and heavy metal, country music has a formula and violating that formula is a kind of betrayal, a heresy for which one may not be forgiven. In Americana, such betrayals and unexpected turns are often welcomed.


Friday, August 19 2011

Counterbalance No. 47: ‘The Band’

Wash your hands in lye water; you've got a date with the Band's 1969 self-titled masterpiece. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are giving it a listen -- look out Cleveland!


Monday, July 11 2011

Mr. Moorcock Sings on Mr. Gaiman’s iPod

Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?


Thursday, June 23 2011

Across the Great Divide: The Band’s “Brown Album”

The Band’s mythical country rock came to define a genre with its illuminating self-titled second record.


Thursday, April 7 2011

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

On his fifth proper solo album, Robertson puts a lot of effort into trying to sound effortless.


Friday, October 8 2010

The Top 100 Canadian Singles, by Bob Mersereau

Mersereau's likeable follow-up to The Top 100 Canadian Albums is another portrait of Canadian pop culture that's as eccentric as it is argument-instigating.


Sunday, November 22 2009

Easy Rider 40th Anniversary

This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.


Day One: Frank Zappa to The Band (Features) [24.Nov.08]
Tears of Rage: Richard Manuel is Dead (Sound Affects) [19.Jun.08]
The Band: A Musical History (Reviews) [22.Dec.05]
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