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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...

Ravinia Announces 2016 Schedule

Ravinia announced its lineup for 2016 today. With events and concerts scheduled from June 2 through September 11, the festival will feature more than 100 performers.Highlights include Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck, Chick Corea Trio, Steve Miller Band, Duran Duran, Hollywood Vampires (featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper...

FitzGerald’s American Music Festival To Celebrate 34th Year With Massive Americana Lineup (Grids)

FitzGeralds American Music Festival will celebrate its 34th year July 1-4. Taking place inside and outside of the venue in Berwyn, the festival boasts a lineup of Americana, folk, blues and roots bands that fit the venues reputation perfectly.Amongst the bigger names on the roster are Pokey LaFarge, Eric Lindell, Joe Ely Band, JD...

Table For One: Bob Dylan Treats Single Fan To A Performance For Swedish TV

Swedish TV series Experiment Ensam recently convinced Bob Dylan to perform a concert for a single fan, Fredrik Wilkingsson.The show seeks to give individuals experiences usually reserved for large audiences, offering a unique social experience.Wilkingsson, a long-time Dylan fan, has seen more than 20 Dylan shows before, though certainly none like this, the fan...

Album Reviews | November 2014 Releases

For November, weve got 13 capsule reviews from Alex Wood. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Neil Young- Storytone [11/4]Recorded live with a full orchestra, Storytone is yet another odd project by the endlessly productive Neil Young. The orchestral backing is lush, adding...

Setlists / Video / Audio / News | Bob Dylan @ Cadillac Palace Theater - November 2014

Bob Dylan decamped for three shows in Chicago just as things are exploding in his corner of the universe.The Bootleg Series Volume 11, a six CD complete recording of all the music made with The Band during the historic sixties sessions. Here's a track-by-track breakdownA Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app is now availableLost On...