Cripple Creek

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Remembering Levon Helm

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Levon Helm, 1940-2012

    I can't remember the first time I heard Levon Helm's voice. It's a warm, reassuring presence that's just always been there. During his career, it was a voice of the downtrodden and desperate, of a fun-lovin' rambler, and of a faithful farmer. Despite his Southern drawl, he was very much a voice of A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: 25 Years Ago Tonight, The Band Played Fast and Cool

    ​Earlier today I spent as much time as I could, which wasn't anywhere near close to enough, listening to a song Wilco posted to YouTube late yesterday: the band performing The Band's "The Weight" backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, joined by show-opener Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples, who ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Various artists

    Freaks and Geeks Original Soundtrack and Score (Shout! Factory)

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    War in peace

    Skip Spence recorded one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a tribute album is giving him life again.

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album

    Various artists (Birdman Records)

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    The great divide

    Levon Helm, the heart and soul of The Band, looks back in anger

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Divide and conquer

    Robbie Robertson throws history into the bonfire

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    This land is his land

    Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America