Monday, November 24 2008
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.
Thursday, October 3 2013
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
Fifteen covers performed with as fine a sense of group interplay as you’ll find outside the jazz world.
Thursday, April 26 2007
The music is superb, but who's going to buy this?
Thursday, December 22 2005
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 were a group that turned a musical corner for everyone, influencing a generation of musicians in the process.
Wednesday, January 28 2015
Portland, Oregon neo-americana act Drunken Prayer pays tribute to the Band with the tender and curiously psychedelic duet "Evangeline".
Friday, May 4 2012
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
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
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
The Band's Levon Helm represented a kind of musician increasingly rare in today's world -- unpretentious, dedicated, and motivated only by love.
Thursday, April 19 2012
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
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
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