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Day One: Frank Zappa to The Band
24 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
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.
The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971
3 Oct 2013 // 10:05 PM
This set looks more fully at the four-night residency partially captured on 1972's Rock of Ages. Yes, it should be played loud, not to ramp up the cinematics; but rather to highlight the intimate details, to convince just how impossibly good The Band was on stage.
Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)
6 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
Fifteen covers performed with as fine a sense of group interplay as you’ll find outside the jazz world.
Drunken Prayer - "Evangeline (feat. Janet Beveridge Bean)" (video) (Premiere)
28 Jan 2015 // 6:30 AM
Portland, Oregon neo-americana act Drunken Prayer pays tribute to the Band with the tender and curiously psychedelic duet "Evangeline".
Counterbalance No. 80: The Band's 'Music from Big Pink'
4 May 2012 // 1:00 AM
Take a load off Fannie, take a load for free, take a load off Annie and read Counterbalance's take on the Band's debut, Music from Big Pink.
Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer with The Band, Dies at 71
19 Apr 2012 // 11:58 PM
Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs produced during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: “Up on Cripple Creek", “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, etc, But the one that might crystallize his approach to music throughout his life was “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show,” an ode to the kind of freewheeling gatherings in which the musician thoroughly reveled.
Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer
19 Apr 2012 // 3:34 AM
LOS ANGELES — The Band singer and drummer Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, according to a note posted on his website Tuesday