Friday, August 29 2008
Sandwiched between Lil Wayne’s lyrical wizardry and Kanye West’s globetrotting techno-populism, Bob Dylan gave one of the festival’s rare encores on a day when nearly every band deserved one.
Thursday, August 28 2008
With a line-up that read like a quick scroll through an FM radio dial, the Virgin Mobile Festival attempted to please every faction of the musical market and had more successes (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sharon Jones, Wilco) than shortcomings (The Offspring).
Friday, September 11 2009
Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?
Thursday, July 16 2009
It's rare to see a band on its first nationwide tour playing its material with such a combination of muscle and comfort.
Monday, June 1 2009
If this is indeed America's funeral, she is going out with a bang, and Bruce Springsteen is the grand marshal for death's parade.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
As the fanboy goosebumps receded, and the Wu-Tang Clan settled into their jobs, the excitement in the room began to dissipate slowly and steadily
Tuesday, December 2 2008
Ginsberg was hyperaware of the frequent charge that Beat poetry was little more than improvised mumbo jumbo baked from jazz records and marijuana smoke.