Articles tagged the band

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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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‘Clairvoyant’: Robbie Robertson had a sense about whom to work with

LOS ANGELES — There’s a track on Robbie Robertson’s new album, “How to Become Clairvoyant,” that’s destined to generate buzz among guitar aficionados,

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Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

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

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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.

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“I Shall Be Released” is an iconic, universal anthem. It’s been covered by everyone under the sun, from Nina Simone to the Deftones. Below

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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.

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Brutal. Even for a die hard Midwesterner like myself, January weather in Chicago has been brutal this year. So brutal that I find myself wrestling

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Day One: Frank Zappa to The Band

A Sgt. Pepper's-inspired satire…a platter of pure soul sizzle…the second act of rock's Warhol-weaned avant-garde…the beautiful noise of two voices in unison…and a backup 'band' comes into their own. Five definitive LPs -- five statements of solid rock royalty.

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Tears of Rage: Richard Manuel is Dead

The opening track on 1968’s Music from Big Pink is one of the most perfect pop compositions ever. It is a perfectly atypical opening number

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The Band: The Best of A Musical History

The music is superb, but who's going to buy this?

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22 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Band: A Musical History

This five-CD/one-DVD set spans the most important years of the Band's existence, from its days with Ronnie Hawkins to The Last Waltz's curtain call. It's both a lavish dedication and definitive documentation of the Band's legacy.

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29 May 2003 // 10:00 PM

The Band: Music From Big Pink [DVD Audio]

The Band were a group that turned a musical corner for everyone, influencing a generation of musicians in the process.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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