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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


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


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


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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"Lost on the River:" Bob Dylan's "Basement Tapes" Reimagined

By Chris Gavin

Ever since the landmark album The Basement Tapes—recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in a basement in Woodstock, NY in 1967 and 1968—were released in 1975, both Dylan fans and the rock world at large have wanted more. 629 more words



Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops come together to sing and record recently recovered Bob Dylan lyrics from 1967 era  170 more words


'Basement Tapes' Syllabus: An Essential Bob Dylan Reading List

If you’re seeing more Bob Dylan than usual on your reader or social media of choice, it’s not by accident; we just saw the release of… 1,649 more words