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Yesterday | New Jersey Herald

The Weight much more than tribute band

With three of the five original members of The Band gone now, who better than the iconic group's "second generation" to keep the unique roots-rock sound alive.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Theater, Arts, Woodstock, NY

Yesterday | Something Else! Reviews

'He left a heritage': Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

Levon Helm, who died on April 19, 2012, continues to serve as a source of inspiration to those who knew him - principally through his recordings, both with and without the Band .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Helena, AR

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert, Scotty & Elvis and more

This week we feature a DVD/CD package of Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert, a new "party album" by Riley Etheridge Jr., a two-CD "Essential" set from Eric Carmen and a fascinating book by Scotty Moore.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan, Eric Carmen, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Raspberries


Former guitarist for The Band looking forward to revisiting catalog with The Weight

In 1985, he replaced founding member Robbie Robertson on guitar. He stayed with the group until it disbanded in 1999.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blairstown, IA, Music, Entertainment


Wolf Trap Announces the Summer Lineup - The Band Perry, Sarah Brightman and More

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a second set of performances to complete the 2014 Summer season .


Related Topix: Wolf Trap, VA, Pop/Rock, The Band Perry, Country, Classical, Sarah Brightman, Yo-Yo Ma, Robyn

Something Else! Reviews

Across the Great Divide: The Band, "Mystery Train" from Moondog Matinee

Coming as it did during a fallow creative period for the Band, the covers-focused Moondog Matinee could be fairly seen as a placekeeper album - an aperitif before the next statement of purpose.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blues

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WJZW-FM Washington

New Compilation to Feature Performances from Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Concert Series

The third installment in a series of compilations featuring performances from the Midnight Ramble concerts late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm hosted at his home studio and barn in Woodstock, New York, is scheduled to be released on July 1. The album, titled The Levon Helm Band -- The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 , includes 13 songs from ... (more)


Related Topix: Woodstock, NY, Pop/Rock, Chris Robinson, The Black Crowes

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Bluegrass Master Richard Bennett Drops 'In The Wind Somewhere' May 27

It's one thing for an artist to feel like his latest musical endeavor is his best, but when you're a music veteran with a mile-long resume, decades of recording and performing experience, critical acclaim, and more recordings than one can count, it's quite a statement to say, "This is my favorite record I've ever done."


Related Topix: Bluegrass, Blue Highway, Booneville, KY, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Pop/Rock

The London Free Press

New stars join legends in Richardson Awards

The 10th edition of the Jack Richardson Music Awards on Sunday mixed first-time winners with honours for two of London's all-time greats.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Canada,

The Huffington Post

Jesse Winchester Dead: Songwriter Dies At Age 69

Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Folk, Pop/Rock, Comedy Movies, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Crime Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Comedy, Seinfeld, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Metal, Gwar

Sun Apr 13, 2014


'Life is a Carnival' with Johnny Harper & Carnival

In honor and celebration of the musical accomplishments of The Band , Johnny Harper is celebrating their music with 3 shows in May consisting of only The Band' s music.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA

Sentinel & Enterprise

New book chronicles rise, fall of The Band

Americana music has a long and vibrant history, and one of its biggest contributors is The Band -- but not everyone may understand just how deep its contributions run.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Chicopee, MA, Fitchburg, MA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Daily Courier

Formerly Montreal-based folksinger Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

Folksinger Jesse Winchester, an American-born songwriter who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War draft, has died of cancer.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Folk, Pop/Rock

Something Else! Reviews

'All of it blended together': Garth Hudson remembers the...

Garth Hudson receives a rare moment of individual recognition this weekend, as the endlessly inventive co-founding multi-instrumentalist in the Band is inducted this weekend into the London Music Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Family, Kids

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Across the Great Divide: The Band with Emmylou Harris,...

There could have been no more perfect moment for Emmylou Harris' timelessly lonesome sound to intertwine with Rick Danko's and Levon Helm's, as the Band relays the horror of a riverboat settling to the bottom of Big Muddy.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Emmylou Harris, Country

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Full The Band Show From 1976 Surfaces On YouTube

Just about four months before The Band retired from the road with the unforgettable Last Waltz concert in San Francisco, the group played The Casino Arena in Asbury Park, NJ on July 20, 1976.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Asbury Park, NJ, Method, Startups


Paul Jost Jazz Quartet Coming to Ware Center, 4/25

The Ware Center's Jazz In The Sky presents The Paul Jost Quartet to perform at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA on Friday April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Quartet is Paul Jost on vocals, Kevin MacConnell on bass, Frank Strauss on piano, and Anwar Marshall on drums.


Related Topix: The Quartet, Jazz, Strauss, Classical, Pop/Rock, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Arts, Opera

Mon Apr 07, 2014


The Weight, featuring former members of The Band, coming to Blairstown Township

Jim Weider, former The Band guitarist, will perform with The Weight at The Historic Blairstown Theatre in Blairstown Township.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Seattle Times

Tom Petty Fest features Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. | Concert preview

A blog for Seattle music lovers of all stripes, from hip-hop and indie rock to jazz and world music.


Related Topix: Tom Petty, Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Something Else! Reviews

Across the Great Divide: Remembering Richard Manuel

For a brief moment, as the Band's career officially got underway on 1968's Music from Big Pink, Richard Manuel held the spotlight completely.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Southeast Asia, World News, Vietnam