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Review: Chris Hillman revives the Byrds' glorious sound
Music Review: In an unapologetic nostalgia trip, and with an assist from Tom Petty, the Byrds' Chris Hillman brings a glorious sound back to life
Arcade Fire, Benjamin Gibbard, Cage the Elephant music reviews
This week Arcade Fire release their major-label debut, Death Cab for Cutie ’s Benjamin Gibbard gives a full-album send-up to a Teenage Fanclub classic, Cage the Elephant release a career-spanning, stripped-down live record, rapper Vic Mensa drops his proper debut full-length, Manchester Orchestra
Beach Boys' Mike Love recalls meeting Charles Manson through bandmate Dennis Wilson for the 1st time
It was 1968 when Beach Boys lead singer and co-founder Mike Love met Charles Manson , who he says was “the worst thing that could possibly happen” to the band. “You know, it’s just an unfortunate episode that happened because of one of our group members, one of our family members unknowingly
Ryan Adams, Allison Krauss, Babe Rexha and More Music Reviews
This week singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns with his latest offering, rising pop star Bebe Rexha and viral sensation Maggie Rogers release new EPs, Pegi Young releases an album in response to the breakup of her marriage to Neil Young , alt-country act Son Volt drops a new album, Tash Sultana
Music Reviews: The Latest From Tom Petty, Beck, Jenny Lewis and More!
This week Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers return with their first album in four years, Beck’s “Song Reader” becomes a star-studded compilation, former Rilo Kiley front-woman Jenny Lewis delivers her latest, Eric Clapton & Friends pay tribute to JJ Cale, 3-chord-punk icons The Muffs return and the
EXCERPT: 'Miss O'Dell'
Chris O'Dell, who worked as an assistant and tour manager in the music industry from 1968 to 1984, shares her inside perspective about life with some of our most legendary musicians. Private photographs illustrate her new book, "Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with the Beatles, the
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Hippie throwback or something new?
When you step into the sun-kissed house high in the Los Angeles hills where Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes rehearse you feel as if you may have stumbled upon a late 60’s jam session between the Mamas and the Papas and the Byrds up in Laurel Canyon. Girls are in flowy dresses and guys aren’t
Introducing – On the Record's DJ Booth for Monday July 14, 2008– A List Of Worthy Songs New And Old
Here is a new segment for “On the Record.” Since I enjoy making lists, I figured I’d start regularly recommending songs I’ve been listening to. As you will see below, the list is broken down into three categories. Current means...
Review: Phantom Planet’s “Raise the Dead”
Phantom Planet are most definitely most known for two things – the theme to the “O.C.” (the ubiquitous “California”) and for having Jason Schwartzman as their former (founding) drummer. The truth is, the band has a pretty consistent catalogue of...
Voices: Van Zandt Picks His Favorite Albums
Our "Voice" this week was Steven Van Zandt, also known as Silvio Dante from "The Sopranos." After he told us about his new music education program -- Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School -- we asked the legendary E...