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Red Rocks, Ryan Adams and the magic of unexpected occurances

Robert Plant's fire carries on in Boston

The Magpie Salute brings its high-flying revival to New England

After 40 years, no excuses and no shortcuts for Tom Petty and the heartbreakers

No chance of escape: 20 years of wrestling with OK Computer

The Rolling Stones bring a heavy touch to Blue and Lonesome

Cutting through the noise, live at A&R studios

Gregg Allman, the soul of the Allman Brothers Band

Remembering Chris Cornell, forever

'Nothing As It Seems' and the story of Pearl Jam

Another late night with Tom Petty's Highway Companion

Ryan Adams explores the space of the studio on Prisoner

The Stones let it loose in swirling repetition

'One Night' and the casual command of Elvis Presley

Bad luck, blue eyes and goodbye to another year

There are no obvious answers, and the song remains the same


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UPDATED: Oct. 11, 2018

Another ride through Neil Young's "Music Arcade"

Buried within one of Young's better (and more overlooked) albums lives a four-minute meditation that should not be ignored. STORY


REVIEWS

An American Treasure highlights the pure power of Tom Petty’s music
Built to highlight Tom Petty's songwriting prowess, the box set plays as a moving tribute to the artist through a trove of unreleased tracks. STORY

The Magpie Salute establishes its own roots on High Water I
Stretching out on their first album of original material, the Magpie Salute steps out of all its collective shadows and into a new world. STORY

Gord Downie turns his swan song, Introduce Yerself, into a series of love letters
The man who made his mark as the lead singer of the Tragically Hip took some of his ticking time to create a personal album that's deeply affecting. STORY

The Faces were flying immediately on First Step
It might not technically be their best work, but the Faces laid the foundation for their greatness with their debut First Step. STORY


CONCERT REPORTS

Stripped down, the Magpie Salute carries on in New England
As an electric six-piece or an acoustic trio, the Magpie Salute dazzled crowds in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. STORY

Nothing's not my fault: Pearl Jam returns to Fenway Park
Back in Boston for a second tour through Fenway, Pearl Jam keeps the surprises flowing and the music meaningful. STORY

Pearl Jam teams with Seattle to bring its music home
Playing their first shows in Seattle in five years, Pearl Jam brought their fans and city together with style and purpose. STORY

Twisted words and singalongs: Capping four nights and 25 years with Radiohead in New York
Radiohead is not a band that revs up a crowd and urges people to get on their feet. They just do what only they can do, and the rest happens naturally. STORY


VOICES

Retrorockets fired and burned on the Black Crowes’ Lions
A look back to a summer of listening to nothing but the Black Crowes' weirdo sixth album, and listening to nothing but again much more recently. STORY

Chris Cornell as a Sunday morning accompaniment
What's easy to lose in the obvious tragedy of it all is that, in a lot of situations, Chris Cornell's music is up for the task. STORY

The minimal backing and misheard confessions of Radiohead's ‘Present Tense’
Radiohead's ability to turn the sparest parts into a devastating story is unmatched — even when that story is misunderstood. STORY

Remembering Tom Petty, a virtual friend
There was only one Tom Petty, and he was there for so many of us so often. STORY