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Get Your Kicks, 1966: Bob Dylan, The 1966 Live Recordings

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

In 1966, Bob Dylan’s career had skyrocketed over the earth. Mary Campbell summed up what had happened in a lede that contains multitudes: “1965 ...

At the Concert, Put Down Your Cell Phone and Give Rock Some Respect

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Galina Nemirovsky

My first concert was a rockin' double feature of Chicago and The Beach Boys, which was completely contrary to my peers who were having New Kids on the...

Finding Feminism in Springsteen's Music

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

Memorizing "Rosalita" happened over time: first a few trips, then a few days, then weeks, then years, all riding passenger side by my dad as he drove me from lacrosse games to choir practices, teaching me most everything I needed to know about the ups and downs of life through disc after disc of rock and roll.

Don McLean - A Changing World From 'American Pie' To 2016

Pavlina Osta | Posted 09.12.2016 | Teen
Pavlina Osta

A long, long time ago, there was a song that defined the feeling of a generation. Forty-five years ago Don McLean creatively told us about the day the music died in his iconic song 'American Pie'.

Listen To The Band: Saying Goodbye To The Monkees

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees -- and about the 47th anniversary of the year the world was supposed to have forgotten about them. But...

ARENA Live Rocks It Retrospective Style

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

The Lower East Side is going to "rock n' roll" a little bit harder and louder this Friday night, when the band ARENA Relive The Rock comes to town.

Desert Trip Tickets Are $399 For the Weekend: Is It Worth the Cost?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment

By Laura Woods, Contributor Desert Trip, the classic rock version of Coachella, is coming to Indio, Calif. Oct. 7-9. Organized by the people behind C...

New Artist Reviews: Plastic Yellow Band

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.29.2017 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Jennings' lyrics match his multi-faceted music adding an emotive and intellectual depth that draws in the listeners mentally and aurally. While many artists are eternally searching for that "new sound," Plastic Yellow Band reminds us that old sounds can be renewed.

Artist Spotlight: Electric Parlor

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Many current bands are blending the musical sensibilities of classic rock with modern elements, creating a sound that is as familiar as it is fresh. Los Angeles four-piece band, Electric Parlor, has crafted a groove-based rock-n'-roll sound that integrates the blues, soul and grit of a bygone era with a stylish new feel.

L.A. Rock and Roll Band Hudson Rises Up With 'Cast Out'

Britt Michaelian | Posted 10.20.2016 | Arts
Britt Michaelian

It's a message the entire world needs to hear right now. Combine this with killer rock and roll, and Hudson might just be the next legendary rock and roll band with the potential to change the world.

New Artist Reviews: Kung Fu Jesus

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.02.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Paired with dreamy instrumentals, Kung Fu Jesus is also a prolific and inspiring writer whose lyrics express matters such as spiritual ideology, mythology, social injustice, love, tongue-in-cheek humor, fun and so much more.

Who Are You Now?

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Rev. Peter E. Bauer

WHO are you in 2015? They are an incredible group of gifted musicians, storytellers and cultural observers who have generated a lot of great music for the past five decades. They have chronicled alienation from authority, lost love and even rage at Autism -- and they have been fun to watch.

The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.

How a High Note Kicked Me into Midlife

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

. Sophia embodied my disco days, but it was Donna's dancing queen who told me I could still give life a good kick in the pants.

Alice's Restaurant: Classic Rock's Thanksgiving Tradition

Dave Tomar | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

My family doesn't stand too much on ceremony when it comes to Thanksgiving. There is, however, one tradition that persists in my household, that is cherished, and that does take some commitment. Thanksgiving morning is time for the annual airing of Arlo Guthrie's evergreen holiday classic, "Alice's Restaurant."

New Indie Music Gems From LA's Underground

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).


Randi Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Randi Miller

Some memories stand alone, and the songs that guard them are a kind of personal time machine that can transport me to a place so real I can almost smell it. Summertime and barbecues, a gas station and vinyl seats, and the loft above the next door neighbor's garage.

50 Years Of Guitar Solos In One Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

In this trip down memory lane, brought to you by cdza, Mark Sidney Johnson charges through the history of the guitar solo using 28 songs from over the...

Are All The Best Rock Stars Now Over 50?

Cindy Zelman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Cindy Zelman

I recently saw the legendary Paul McCartney in concert at Fenway Park in Boston. At age 71, he managed to draw a crowd of 37,000+ fans to fill the venue to capacity. And boy, did he rock the joint!

I'm With Stupid: Slayer Fans vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I hope they come with their pickets and messages of hate and encounter a massive horde of Slayer fans when they get there. And then, when the counterprotest begins, I hope the cops turn a blind eye and let the Slayer fans do what they will.

Band From TV in Niagara: Hollywood Heads North for Charity

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.22.2013 | TV
Jaime Lubin

I spent this weekend bouncing breathlessly to every moment of Band From TV's three concerts at Niagara Falls' Fallsview Resort and Casino. Nestled among a bevy of international hardcore fans I realized that BFTV shows are actually an exercise in universal love.

Where Have All The Rock Gods Gone?

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Music takes my breath away. That's not an expression. It actually takes my breath away. I've given it a direct line to my beating heart and when I hear a magical song, it feels like my chest is being cracked open -- ice cubes popped quickly out of a plastic freezer tray.

How Jefferson Airplane Defined the 'Summer Of Love'

Lily Armstrong | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen
Lily Armstrong

Perhaps Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow" will remain the anthem of the Summer of Love, but it does not contain the whole arc -- its successors are two other tantalizing pieces of a story that can never truly be told in retrospect.

Music Must Change: The Who's 'Who Are You'

Lily Armstrong | Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen
Lily Armstrong

To say that The Who's album "Who Are You" is still relevant is an understatement, for it is not only still relevant, but it perhaps more relevant than it has ever been.

Ian Anderson and 'Plays Thick As a Brick 1 & 2'

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

Ian Anderson knows his audience.