| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Oh, the Sixties, the Sixties! Oh my lord, the Sixties.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some of you kids are probably sick to death of hearing about them, "Mad Men" notwithstanding, but as decades go, it is a hard one to beat for...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories"
It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:55 PM
When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors.
With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The opening bars of Led Zeppelin's first song outline much of what followed: A mean series of Jimmy Page riffs introduces "Good Times, Bad Times," from its self-titled 1969 debut, followed by a typically wild John Bonham drum-bang, replete with the...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Over the last decade, Neil Young has presented an overwhelming volume of studio albums, concert films, archival live recordings, free-form improvised guitar excursions, charity fundraisers, books, rants against modern sound-compression technology, boxed...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The most difficult album to make just might be the one where the artist knows people will be paying attention. After one obscure release and a second album that brought her a wave of acclaim, Lydia Loveless met the challenge earlier this year on her third...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Classic rocker Dave Mason playing a concert of tunes from Traffic, the 1960s and ‘70s rock band with which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, sounds like a good idea. And perhaps it......
| May 28, 2014
| 10:23 AM
It's been 35 years since the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's anthemic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The rousing country classic, which chronicles the Devil's attempt to steal a young fiddler's soul, hit the top of the Hot Country Singles...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Although mainstream country music unfortunately remains a safe haven for too many bad rock bands, there are the occasional cross-over acts that raise the bar.
In an easy-rolling 1 hour and 45 minutes on Thursday at CFE Arena, Darius Rucker showed that...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Critics, be warned: Whatever you might want to say about the way Neil Young sings the work of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot and several other songwriters on his intimate and idiosyncratic new album, “A Letter Home,” don’t...