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Joan Osborne Delivers The Dylan @ City Winery [Photos / Video / Setlists]

Photos / Video: John "Nunu" ZomotJoan Osborne's latest release Songs Of Bob Dylan contains 13 takes on the Nobel Prize winner's songbook of hundreds of beautiful and impactful songs.So you didn't expect her to stick to the album when she stopped by Chicago for two dates at City Winery at the beginning of the month,...

Dylan and Staples To Kickoff Concert Program At New Chicago Arena

Wintrust Arena, a 10,000-capacity venue, still unfinished, sits on the Near South Side as part of the McCormick Place Convention Center awaiting its grand unveiling this fall.  In addition to supplienting the already vast convention space in the complex, it will serve as a venue for DePaul Universitys basketball teams as well as...

On Jerry Garcia's 'Positively Fourth Street'

By: Joe SupanWhat is it about this song that delights me so intensely? I mean, I am the kind of weirdo who thinks Jerry Garcia has one of the loveliest voices of all time, but still. Theres something special here.I actually remember the moment I first heard it. Its not a very good story...

Roll Tape! Should “Record Everything” Replace “Keep Your Publishing” As A Band’s Golden Rule?

By: Steven Jurgensmeyer, Founder/Editor at AllMusicBooks.comIt was a trend started forever ago, in jazz dens, bluegrass festivals and folk haunts. Fans would recordsecretly and not so secretlytheir favorite musicians of the day, who plied their trade set after set, night after night. The Grateful Dead famously took that notion to the Nth...

Derek and Susan Talk Dylan

On tour with the Wheels of Soul Tour in the Summer of 2016, Tedeschi Trucks Band paid a visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, the home of the Bob Dylan Archive.Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi sat down for a chat with archivists that ended up being a far-reaching, deep-dive on Dylan's persona, musicianship, leadership and of...

Album Reviews | March 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodGrandaddy- Last Place [3/3]Jason Lytles Grandaddy returned for Last Place, the bands first studio album in more than a decade. The record remains within the boundaries previously established on the bands older work, with layers of keyboards, swirling effects and a keen sense of melody. Lytles lyrics are quirky throughout, but more personal...

President Obama's Perfect Quotes On Bob Dylan

I've been trying to process the news about Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature since the announcement last week.But sometimes it takes a different perspective to realize what an important contribution to the global cultural landscape Dylan has made.How about from President Obama?  A quote he gave to Rolling Stone magazine...

Album Reviews | May 2016 Releases

By: Alex WoodJames Blake- The Colour In Anything [5/6]Clocking in at a massive 76 minutes, electronic mastermind James Blakes third proper album, The Colour In Anything, is an extremely elaborate work of art, presenting every trick in the songwriters eclectic repertoire side by side. The music is heavy whether its dense keyboard and synthesizer harmonies, moody...

Beyondify Brings May Flowers

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify. As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube for the goods.Here's what we came up with recently. The enigmatic Bob Dylan is set to release his second record of standards. Especially given the declining quality of his live performance lately, the...

Book Review & Playlist | On Highway 61 By Dennis McNally

On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution Of Cultural Freedom - Dennis McNallyBy now, everybody knows that the story of America is the story of race. So, too, is the story of its music perhaps even more overtly. Onetime Grateful Dead publicist and historian Dennis McNally takes an uncompromising look at how various ingredients fall...