UPDATED: May 11, 2013
Mudhoney's pure punk rage on full display in Boston
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club push forward in Boston
With a new record and a never-ending sense of purpose, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took the stage in the House of Blues and worked their dark magic.
The Black Crowes announce their return to the road with a fury
Back from a self-imposed, two-year hiatus, the Black Crowes are zipping around the country, and in Boston's House of Blues, they sounded refreshed and righteous.
Band of Horses lights up a rainy Sunday night
Finding their way through a packed city bill, Band of Horses, led by Ben Bridwell, tuned up and tore through a transcendent set at Boston's House of Blues.
Neil Young stomps out the Boston nonbelievers with the Horse
Instead of a shiny reunion with Buffalo Springfield or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young reteamed with Crazy Horse for more than two hours of beautiful noise.
Clapton and Allman collided on the masterpiece 'Layla'
Eric Clapton met Duane Allman at their respective peaks, and their talents meshed just about perfectly on Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, the only Derek and the Dominos studio record.
Allman's brilliance was lovingly chronicled on 'An Anthology'
Duane Allman's career was recently tracked on the seven-disc Skydog box set, but long before that, the double-LP An Anthology did the trick pretty well.
The Flaming Lips mine the depths of humanity on 'The Terror'
Putting the glitter and confetti and jokes aside, Wayne Coyne and co. deliver a truly terrifying song cycle that is never short on dispair or ambition.
Big Star's story is beautifully told on 'Nothing Can Hurt Me'
Big Star never got to have their moment in the sun in their heyday, but in advance of a documentary this summer, a soundtrack album looks to give the band their due.
Mudhoney cranks up the crass on 'Vanishing Point'
25 years after writing odes to drunk high schoolers, Mudhoney has matured in craft while remaining just as rude on their ninth album, Vanishing Point.
Mad Season's 'Above' gets the treatment it always deserved
Relegated to cult status over time, a deluxe reissue of Above comes loaded with extras and gives Mad Season a second chance at the glory with their only album.
Revisiting the Allman Brothers Band on a not-so stormy Monday
The Allman Brothers Band were once a constant musical companion, and on an otherwise mundane Monday morning, they came through like it was old times.
Accidental soundtracks and the sounds of home
Songs burrow into our heads and create associations with places and events, and there's not much that can be done about it. So it goes with Boston and everything Nick Tavares listened to in the aftermath.
Reconstructing Jimi Hendrix's final album
Several attempts were made at delivering Jimi Henrix's final musical vision before First Rays of the New Rising Sun appeared in 1997, but where else could that record have gone?
George Harrison's lesson on cynicism
On what would have been George Harrison's 70th birthday, Nick Tavares stops and remembers playing "Isn't It a Pity" in college, and the benefits of optimism.