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Lynyrd Skynyrd | Last of a Dyin' Breed
The eponymous track of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 13th studio album opens with a tease of gritty gusto — a skank-nasty slide riff a few ghostly notes short of Led Zep's "In My Time of Dying."
| August 31, 2012
Rock the vote
Musicians with national interests
Musicians with national interests
| May 28, 2010
Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
| December 11, 2009
Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
When evaluating a new Guitar Hero — or any music-related game — it helps to picture a Venh Diagram consisting of three circles: "Good Songs," "Challenging Songs," and "Songs that are fun to play on plastic instruments."
Guitar Hero does its greatest hits
| July 17, 2009
Burrito, Pop Trash, Forsberg, MRTPQ, Patriotic Songs and WTF
The Burrito, Pop Trash, Emmy Winner Chris Forsberg, The Kraken, MRTPQ, Most Embarass...
| June 24, 2009
Guitar Hero: Metallica
At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
| April 17, 2009
I wanna rock
In 1982, a group of local hardcore punk bands released what would turn out to be a landmark compilation album, This Is Boston, Not L.A.
LaMontagne’s vision for Boston art
| December 09, 2008
Call it a comeback
Alabama offspring Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have been making raucous rock and roll together in one band or another for the past 23 years, about the same time it takes most offspring to grow up and get real jobs.
The Drive-By Truckers veer from the brink
| November 03, 2008
Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy
He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
Rev Run runs straight
| August 20, 2008
A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
| August 19, 2008
The Big Hurt: Tragic kingdom
The whole Hard Rock enterprise — which started as a café and has since branched out into hotels, casinos, and a vast nationwide network of lame T-shirts — has built great success on the idea of “rock.”
Hard Rock Park about as awesome as it sounds
| May 20, 2008
Mining the past
John Coltrane acid blasts rage through the Mars Volta’s new The Bedlam in Goliath.
The classic sounds of the Mars Volta and Louis XIV
| February 12, 2008
In a bit of a jam
To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
| November 14, 2007
Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s
Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
| September 12, 2007
For a band as image-conscious as the White Stripes, it’s notable how little they’ve given their fans in the way of ideology.
The White Stripes keep it transitional
| July 18, 2007
Going on sale: April 13, 2007
Page McConnell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| April 09, 2007
There’s a new breed of smart, song-oriented Southern rockers, and Tishamingo, along with Mofro, are at the head of the pack.
The Point | Magnatude
| March 12, 2007
Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
| January 24, 2007
Boston music news: June 23, 2006
Local cabaret-punk duo the Dresden Dolls are unveiling a multimedia spectacular called “F#%k the Back Row” at the Brattle Theatre this Sunday. Watch the trailer for Unearth's "Giles" (QuickTime)
Notes on the Dresden Dolls and OSB
| June 20, 2006
According to the liner notes, these hard-living Southern rockers recorded most of their seventh album “within hours” of writing it in the studio.
A Blessing and a Curse | New West
| May 17, 2006
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