Bob Dylan and His Band
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Cutting deep scratches in your CD copy of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, and then trying to enjoy it.
Maybe the best part of seeing Bob Dylan in 2012 is getting to say you've seen Bob Dylan.
At 71, ... More >>
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If First Aid Kit's music is proof, Stockholm must be much closer to the American South than any maps have had us believe. In "Emmylou," off January's The Lion's Roar, Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg pay perfect homage to a bevy of America ... More >>
Bob Dylan is 71. Always-strong critical showings from such septuagenarian contemporaries as Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Tom Zé still don't even come close to his towering impact. After all, they weren't presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's probably the only musician in America ... More >>
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By J POET
Most people know that songs like "We Shall Overcome," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "We Shall Not Be Moved" were important parts of the soundtrack of the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements of the '60s. The Black Power movement also used music to inspire and motivate people. Longtime Bay Are ... More >>
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Two years ago, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin released The Happiness Project, an experimental album that brought together concepts associated with field recordings, sociology, jazz, and phonetics. If you think that sounds pretentious, you're righ ... More >>
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Bright Eyes at the Fox Theater last night. Pics by Ian, more after the jump.Bright EyesApril 12, 2011@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Whatever shit Mike Huckabee listens to.If Bob Dylan sang the universal in such exquisite poetry that it became personal, Conor Oberst shouts the pe ... More >>
Sleeping in trees is nice (yes, we've tried it!); falling out of them is not. Joan Baez discovered that songbirds can't fly earlier this week, when she fell 20 feet out of a treehouse at her Woodside (Peninsula) home, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging American drive-ins every weekend. At first, acts were ... More >>
Bob DylanThe Dough Rollers @ The Fox Theater, Oakland August 24, 2010 Better than: Anyone had a right to expect. You never really know what you might get into with a Bob Dylan show. The "Poet Laureate of Rock 'n' Roll," as he was introduced at the Fox Theater last night, often ... More >>
King Bob. Master Dylan. Folk genius. Fake. Whatever you wanna call him, Bob Dylan shares a plane of influence and regard with few other living musicians. But you know that. Last time we checked in with Dylan's live show, he could still throw down a stinging guitar solo, too. So what if his voice ... More >>
Eilen Jewellwith Sallie Ford and the Sound OutsideHotel Utah9 p.m., $8-$10When Bob Dylan released his controversial 1970 album, Self Portrait, writer Greil Marcus griped that he'd "buy an album of Dylan breathing heavily ... but not an album of Dylan breathing softly." Americana fans may have bee ... More >>
What do Amy Winehouse and Bob Dylan have in common, aside from the fact that both sound pretty sauced, even when they're sober? They've also both been the subjects of Mark Ronson remixes. The superstar DJ/producer put a little funk in Dylan's trunk on this track, "Most Likely You'll Go Away (I'll Go ... More >>