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Monday, November 24 2008

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.


Reviews

Thursday, October 3 2013

The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

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.


Sunday, May 6 2012

Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)

Fifteen covers performed with as fine a sense of group interplay as you’ll find outside the jazz world.


Thursday, April 26 2007

The Band: The Best of A Musical History

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


Thursday, December 22 2005

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.


Thursday, May 29 2003

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.


Blogs

Friday, May 4 2012

Counterbalance No. 80: The Band's 'Music from Big Pink'

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.


Tuesday, May 1 2012

Levon Helm: So Real It Makes You Believe

I can't imagine music without Levon Helm. I can't imagine my world without Levon Helm. Fortunately I'll never have to.


Wednesday, April 25 2012

The 10 Best Songs by the Band

We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.


Monday, April 23 2012

It Needed Doing: Levon Helm's Life in Music

The Band's Levon Helm represented a kind of musician increasingly rare in today's world -- unpretentious, dedicated, and motivated only by love.


Monday, April 23 2012

The Black Keys and John Fogerty Pay Tribute to the Band at Coachella

Following the passing of Levon Helm last week, the Keys and Fogerty join forces to pay him tribute via a smokin' cover of Band classic "The Weight".


Counterbalance No. 47: 'The Band' (Sound Affects) [19.Aug.11]
Tears of Rage: Richard Manuel is Dead (Sound Affects) [19.Jun.08]

News

Thursday, April 19 2012

Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer with The Band, Dies at 71

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.


Thursday, April 19 2012

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer

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


Tuesday, April 19 2011

'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, not just for


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