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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Greatest Other People's Hits

Read "Greatest Other People's Hits" reviewed by Doug Collette

In keeping with his adopted moniker, John Wesley Harding, nee Wes Stace, has too often been a bit too clever in penning original material from his position in the circle of late Seventies-early Eighties songwriters including Elvis Costello and Graham Parker. As a result, his regular choice of cover material has simultaneously functioned as a respite ...

The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991

Read "The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991" reviewed by John Kelman

There are bands that manage to carve out a place for themselves in the music world that lasts for decades; there are others who, while having created a name for themselves during their peak years and, while they continue to tour and, even, make the occasional studio album, are invariably best remembered for their seminal early ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

R.E.M.: Automatic For The People - 25th Anniversary Edition

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If the anniversary packages of R.E.M.'s discography, like Automatic For The People, seem to be arriving in quick succession, that's because the band hit an extraordinarily prolific stride around a quarter century ago. Breaking beyond the boundaries of their previously-established and recognizable style with Green (Warner Bros., 1988), the foursome continued into the next decade writing, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert

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The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
The 30th Anniversary of the Tibet House Benefit Concert
New York, NY
March 16, 2017

The Tibet House is dedicated to preserving Tibet's rich and unique culture here in the United States. This is especially important because up to 95% ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Big Star Soundtrack to Film Documentary Released on Omnivore Recordings

The story of Big Star will finally hit the big screen in the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Magnolia Pictures). After years in the making, the movie comes to theaters, On Demand and iTunes on July 3. On June 25, Omnivore Recordings released the soundtrack to the film featuring 22 tracks, all of which ...

NEWS: RECORDING

R. E. M.’s Green Revolution; 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Available May 14 From Rhino

R. E. M.’s Green Revolution; 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Available May 14 From Rhino

25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of The Band’s Major-Label Breakthrough Includes Original Album Remastered And Live Disc Spotlighting The Penultimate Show Of 1989 World Tour; Available May 14 From Rhino Green Remastered Will Also Be Available On 180-Gram Vinyl The Same Day R.E.M. achieved global success with the 1988 release of GREEN, the Athens, Georgia quartet’s sixth studio album and first for Warner ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

The dB's Set to Release First CD in 30 Years with Original Lineup

Falling Off the Sky is the first new dB's album in a quarter-century. It's also the first in three decades to feature the band's original lineup of singer/songwriter/guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, bassist Gene Holder and drummer Will Rigby—the same lineup that recorded the beloved early-'80s classics Stands for deciBels and Repercussion. Street date is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Friday Morning Listen: R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)

October 14, 1983. It was a long time ago. It was the one and only night I was lucky enough to see R.E.M. in concert. In the gym at the University of Maine with support acts B. Willie Smith (an R&B band from Connecticut who opened with a killer version of “My Baby Does The Hanky ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2010 Voodoo Experience: Superstars & The Unsung Heroes

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The 2010 Voodoo Experience: Superstars & The Unsung Heroes
City Park
New Orleans, LA
October 29--31, 2010

During Halloween Weekend 2010 (October 29-31), New Orleans City Park played host to the 12th Annual Voodoo Experience. As always the festival featured food, fun, retail therapy, corporate sponsors/giveaways and top-shelf performances by musical legends, multi-platinum chart-topping superstar ...

NEWS: EVENT

Auction to Benefit Alex Chilton Family

Bid on Autographed St. Blues Guitar From the Big Star Concert & Tribute to the Late Alex Chilton On a beautiful night this past Spring in Memphis, many friends, family, and fans gathered for the season opening of Memphis' historic Overton Park Shell, now called Levitt Shell. This special kickoff concert was the highly anticipated homecoming performance ...