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The New Basement Tapes

The New Basement Tapes is a collective of musicians Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. Their album… 149 more words

Music

Music Monday: The New Basement Tapes' "Lost on the River"

Throughout the six decades we’ve admired and loved him, Bob Dylan has stood at the forefront of music culture and has continued to be a primary influence on the way artists create music. 556 more words

Music Monday

Listen to Bob Dylan's first audio interview in 10 years

This month saw a pair of archival releases centered around Bob Dylan’s infamous Basement Tapes sessions in Woodstock, New York in 1966-1967. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 965 more words

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Hot music on a dreary day

It’s finally warming up in Milwaukee. After 10 days under 32 degrees, it was a (relatively) warm day here in the mid-40s. Very cloudy, though. My wife said it was a great day to visit Milwaukee’s… 566 more words

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Showtime's 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' Might as Well Be Called 'The Real World: Dylan Disciples'

It’s almost always a joy, at least for this longtime Dylan fan, to watch other artists interpret the Bard of Hibbing. Many of the tribute albums, the concerts, the film soundtracks (amidst pleasant straight-ahead covers) inevitably feature artists creatively mining Dylan’s back catalog, as Joan Baez did with “Love Is Just a Four Letter Word,” or reinterpreting the canon in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The resultant tracks veer close to magic. 657 more words

Music

A critical moment in American music hits shelves

By Raoul Biron, Contributing Writer

Bob Dylan is never content. The 73-year-old songwriter forces his audience to adapt. Even at the cost of alienating his listeners forever, Dylan unceremoniously drags his fans through genres, leaving behind enough innovation, hurt feelings and material to overwhelm them. 655 more words

Arts

Album Review: The New Basement Tapes - Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes [Deluxe]

Sonic Highways’ surefire reign as the most ambitious and intriguing major record of the year arguably ended before it even began. So, what did it take to dethrone Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters’ innovative, eight-city recording and documentary project? 675 more words

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