So the Rolling Stones have announced their first large tour in 6 years, and their "50 And Counting" jaunt will see them stop in nine cities across North America. This is borderline amazing considering that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are 69 and CHARLIE WATTS IS 71 FREAKING YEARS OLD. Can you imag ... More >>
If you're excited about These Machines Are Winning, Dylan Silvers' latest project, you're in for plenty of background. We got the rundown on their musical beginnings, their first shows, and what to expect in the near future, and you can expect more in next week's print edition. As a preview of their ... More >>
If there were a String Band Hero video game, it's highly likely the music of Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show would be prominent in the list of song options. Best known for "Wagon Wheel," the song that's as responsible for today's youthful lust for all things banjo as any other single track, the b ... More >>
Following up his 35th (!!) studio album, Tempest, out September 11, Bob Dylan will be rolling into Verizon Theatre on Thursday, November 1, with Mark Knopfler. More info to come when tickets go on sale.
Honestly, I wrote this post so I could have an excuse to use this photo. It gets me every time.
Canadian four-piece Yukon Blonde hits the Double Wide tonight, and nestle up to the cavernous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and early My Morning Jacket. You'll hear plenty from the band's 2011 EP, Fire/Water, as well as their self-titled debut.
In advance, we talked with drummer Graham Jones about his ... More >>
Michael WIlsonLoudon Wainwright IIIAt 65, singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is, perhaps, the elder statesmen of musicians who were tagged as "The Next Bob Dylan" in the early 1970s. But Wainwright's cynicism and humor have always set his songs a part from the typical coffee house troubadour ... More >>
Womp, womp.Picked up your fresh-off-the-presses print issue of this week's Observer yet? No? Well, go do so right now. We'll wait.Got it? Good! Now, flip the issue open. Not far, just right there after the cover. Yeah, page 3. There, you'll notice -- it's tough not to -- a massive, full-page, col ... More >>
His BobnessBack in August, Big Bucks Burnett sent word that he'd acquired a harmonica used by Bob Dylan during his November '78 appearance in Fort Worth, a stop along the Street-Legal tour. It would ultimately make a fine addition to Bucks's Eight Track Museum, along with Tiny Tim's dental mold. ... More >>
Robert RandolphFor the past decade, few artists have become as synonymous with their instrument as has Robert Randolph with his blazing steel guitar. And, given his place on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time list, Randolph had quite the luxury in choosing from an elite list ... More >>
If you're looking for some yuletide music to play at your Christmas parties this year, you still have time to run out to your local CD store and search out some of the real holiday-themed gems that came out this year.Before we get into our recommendations on how to add a little extra musical spic ... More >>
When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>
Brave Combo.Lest we go more than a week without recognizing polk-rock outfit Brave Combo as one of the true gems of the region, let's use this bit of news as a quick reminder: Yesterday, the L.A. Times' music blog ran an item on the forthcoming Christmas album being released by one Bob Dylan--and ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, August 18, 2009...Bob Dylan was picked up by police in New Jersey while looking at a house that was for sale. I know he's old now but, geez, the officer couldn't tell it was Dylan?Tommy Lee will step out from behind the ol' drum kit because he burn ... More >>