The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Levon Helm. With Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, and Joe Russo (a/k/a Bustle in Your Hedgerow) and many others. Brooklyn Bowl Monday, June 4 Better than: Nothingness. One of my favorite conversations with th ... More >>
Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>
The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Monday, March 14 Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason. First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
Plus: Hall & Oates do the hits and redeem 'Jingle Bell Rock'
Gas up the yacht. Pics by Rob, more below.Hall & Oates Beacon Theatre Sunday, December 5 Better Than: That part in (500) Days of Summer. Yeah, that's right. Chortle all you want, but this show started with "Maneater" (featuring a lengthy sax solo from an older, bespectacled gentleman in a p ... More >>
Tim Saccenti With an infectious single "Dominos" currently providing the soundtrack to many retail and boozing experiences across the city, British foursome the Big Pink just strolled into town for two headlining nights, a first for the two-year-old London-based band. Their debut album A Brief His ... More >>
Soul titan sounds a bit bored, justifiably
What about Bob? Nearly everything, in this Dylanologist's cross-reference orgy and bar-bet settler
For a brief moment in 1965, Charles Lloyd envisions the best of many worlds
Trumpet-lace Tex-Mex rockers give a boost to an indie Jesus
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.