By Don JacobsonBoinng! My music dork-o-meter just buried the needle!
Posted on March 1, 2010
Posted on April 25, 2009
By Don JacobsonHighway 67 boasted a swath of funky roadhouses and disreputable dives that appealed to the earliest crop of rockers, who piled into their Chevies and worked their way up and down this strip, leaving booze-fueled, pill-popping, duck-assed mayhem in their wakes.
Posted on March 15, 2009
By Don JacobsonRobert Plant's rejection of Zeppelin money-grabs and his evolution into an Americana artist is nothing if not indicative of the yearning for truth and the discovery through American music of who we really are and where we came from, and how it all went wrong when Giganto Corp. stole it all.
Posted on February 15, 2009
By Don JacobsonLove & Hope & Sex & Dreams & Beer & Cheese.
Posted on December 22, 2008
By Don JacobsonPlus, indie rockers as fake cowboys and a nod to Red House Records.
Posted on November 25, 2008
By Don JacobsonAnd Upbeat photographer George Shuba captured it.
Posted on October 22, 2008
By Don JacobsonI'm one of those mentally straitjacketed music fans who truly believe that the '70s were indeed the be-all and end-all of rock 'n' roll.
Posted on October 6, 2008
By Don JacobsonThe premier pop balladeer of America's heartland now lives in Bloomington, Illinois.
Posted on September 22, 2008
By Don JacobsonCowpunks all.
Posted on July 14, 2008
By The Beachwood Hambone Affairs DeskThe beat that will go on.
Posted on June 2, 2008
By Don JacobsonHowlin' Dave was the Wolfman Jack of the Phillipines who dominated both the hippie and punk eras. By all accounts, he ruled.
Posted on June 2, 2008
By Don JacobsonCanadian music fans, when they decide to support their own, consistently come up with better choices than we do.
Posted on April 10, 2008
By Don JacobsonExactly when did Tom Petty become Chuck Norris?
Posted on February 4, 2008
By Don JacobsonThe music seems sparkling and too good to be true, yet it's still got one foot in a slow-moving freight running past a hobo jungle somewhere down around Carbondale.
Posted on December 24, 2007
The Steve Marriott Saga: How the Mob, Peter Frampton and Daddy Osbourne Snuffed Out The Small Faces and Humble Pie
By Don JacobsonA musical career at the nexus of the Mob, Peter Frampton and Sharon Osbourne's father illustrates why the demise of the record industry can't come soon enough.
Posted on November 26, 2007
By Steve RhodesAll-Time Country & Western Hits found at a Beachwood tag sale.
Posted on November 7, 2007
By Don JacobsonMixing the hoary, soul-satisfying squalls of guitar rock with the emotional plaintiveness of a lap-steel and a fiddle.
Posted on October 24, 2007
By Don JacobsonA gaunt, wrinkly old man who, good God, is Levon Helm is releasing his first record in a quarter century.
Posted on September 19, 2007
By Don JacobsonBilly Bob Thornton is (almost) the real deal.
Posted on August 15, 2007
By Don JacobsonMaybe because of the many years he spent blasting white noise from his TVs to drown out the voices in his head, Roky Erickson has somehow preserved his utterly unique singing voice.
Posted on July 23, 2007
By Don JacobsonI suffered mightily in my younger days when the suits took over the airwaves and shrunk the playlists to the point where you could inscribe them on the head of a pin. Now they're going to do it me (and you) again.
Posted on June 27, 2007
By Don JacobsonA far better reunion tour than the Police makes a stop at Schubas. What the Vee-Jay label means to you. And why Black Music Month is a disservice to black artists.
Posted on June 9, 2007
By Don JacobsonBBC Television writes rock 'n roll's obituary.
Posted on May 21, 2007
By Don JacobsonIt would be the ultimate irony if Clear Channel re-introduced the kind of radio it destroyed in the first place. But there's a glimmer of hope emanating from Texas that just such a thing is on the horizon.
Posted on May 1, 2007
By Don JacobsonHey, if it feels like you're kicking Alan Jackson in the ass, and if makes your soul feel better, then it's alt-country!
Posted on March 29, 2007
By Don JacobsonHis brand of bluegrass was the first I had heard that so decisively made the leap that allowed rock fans such as myself the license to even think of delving into old-timey country music.
Posted on February 27, 2007
By Don JacobsonWhile Bob Dylan continues to do fine work, it's hardly the best the music industry has to offer. But then, neither are any of the Grammy winners.
Posted on February 12, 2007
By Don JacobsonBackyard Tire Fire can move from balls-out, Slobberbone-style Southern boogie-blasting to nuanced, poppy Tweedy-ism in a heartbeat.
Posted on January 21, 2007
By Don JacobsonMaybe truckin' country had that rock edge because truckers got around a bit more.
Posted on January 9, 2007
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