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Sebastian Robertson: The Band Co-founder's Son on Music That Changed the World

Steve Karras | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

Sebastian Robertson may not be a rock star like dad [guitarist and The Band co-founder] Robbie Robertson, but he's every bit his father's son.

Songs That Matter: The Band, 'The Weight'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The Weight" belies its name by beginning lightly, with the keen tickle of strings, precise yet also casual. You feel like you're on someone's porch, down home, listening to a few folks make music at sundown.

The Weight: When a Song Becomes an Anthem

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

Like any song that's morphed into our musical vernacular, "The Weight" has come to exist as a backdrop in American folk culture. It pops up in films when the scene is meant to express something uniquely "American" that dialog just can't seem to capture.

The Best Rock Concert Movie -- and What Makes It Better on Blu-Ray

John Farr | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's my (and many others') pick for the best rock concert movie ever: Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz. For those in the dark, this was Scorsese's filming of The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.