UPDATED: Oct. 19, 2014
Pearl Jam drives small town Moline to madness with 'No Code'
The Faces finally received their due on 'Five Guys Walk into a Bar'
After years of having their music lost in the shuffle, the Faces' 2004 box set Five Guys Walk Into a Bar pulled the best of the band's music together in one spot, and it's a ridiculous listen.
Led Zeppelin's early fury captured at the Fillmore West
In his edition of Bootlegging, a recording from April, 1969, shows Led Zeppelin introducing audiences to their ridiculously heavy blend of rock and blues on an early American tour.
Robert Plant continues his search for the sound on 'Lullaby'
On Lullaby and ... The Ceaseless Roar, Robert Plant comes as close as he ever has to his ideal sound — a futuristic combination of his oldest musical influences.
Ryan Adams sounds relaxed and recharged on his new album
Three years removed from his last album, Ryan Adams sounds recharged on this self-titled return, tackling sounds he hasn't attempted in more than a decade.
Ty Segall's 'Manipulator' is a roaring, massive masterpiece
Frantically jumping from one song to the next with the same bursts of psychedelic punk energy, Ty Segall throws together a brilliant double album with Manipulator.
Spoon returns with a funkier edge on 'They Want My Soul'
Rather than returning to the template after four years away, Spoon boiled down their strengths to the skeleton and messed with the rest for a dance-heavy record.
Tom Petty embraces a fighting spirit at Fenway
In the Red Sox' historic ballpark, Petty and the Heartbreakers blended tough rhythms and new songs with old hits, keeping the crowd enthralled and the music vital.
Ryan Adams skips formality in keeping Newport's spirit alive
Ryan Adams didn't strip down to an acoustic set for the annual Newport Folk Festival. Instead, he plugged in, turned up and let the music keep the day alive.
Revelation and rediscovery with Phish after a decade away
Phish opened their summer tour in Mansfield on the back of a new album, Fuego, giving Nick a chance to revisit the band and their world for the first time in 10 years.
Two nights detailed by Paul Westerberg
The recent Replacements reunion spurred memories of a Paul Westerberg solo show from nearly a decade ago, featuring a funny moment during a not-so-funny song.
Robin Williams, and living with imperfections
Robin Williams took his own life. Before that, he used his uncanny ability to convey his humanness to make living a little better and little more fun for the rest of us.
Powering through all phases with Pearl Jam's 'Grievance'
"Grievance" is a song that winds its way through punk, protest and progressive modes, with thrashing guitars, lots of moving parts and lots of room to think about how it all works.
A lesson in punk, optimism and history with the Minutemen
The Minutemen's classic Double Nickels on the Dime is an album that practically plays like it's on shuffle as is, so getting a random flash of inspiration from it wasn't so strange.