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Category: Folk
November 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Record Store Day Selections include Woody Guthrie | New recordings

Woody Guthrie, ‘My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town’ (Woody Guthrie Publications)

The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is upon us — that’s the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, in case you forgot — and there’s some good stuff out there, though much of the list, as has become customary, is comprised of limited-edition special-release singles.

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Comments | More in Folk, Jazz, Rock/Pop, The Bonus Track | Topics: Echosmith, J Mascis, New Recordings

November 17, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Joni Mitchell box set sounds fantastic but no surprises | New Recordings

Joni Mitchell, “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced” (Rhino)

It’s a surprise given the long span of Joni Mitchell’s career that she has never previously put out a multi-disc compilation box. The four-CD set “Love Has Many Faces” is her first, with a total of 53 tracks, all newly remastered.

 

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Amelia", "Both Sides Now", "Love Has Many Faces"

November 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Bastille concert at Key moved to new date | Ticket alert

KeyArena announced Tuesday that “due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances” the concert by the British group Bastille slated for Saturday, Nov. 15 at KeyArena has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 25. November 15 tickets will be honored for the new date. Additional tickets are also still available: $31.50-$39.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com). .

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: Bastille, KeyArena

October 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Bob Dylan and his band in fine form at Paramount

Bob Dylan’s so-called Never Ending Tour, a string of concert treks that have kept him on the road nearly nonstop since 1988, will someday end with Dylan’s final bow.

But for now, the folk-rock icon with the gravelly voice, poetic songs and enigmatic personality shows few signs of slowing down.

If experiencing Dylan in concert is on your bucket list, there’s no sense in putting it off. The 73-year-old troubadour and his seasoned, five-piece band were in fine form Friday night for the first of three concerts at the Paramount Theatre, performing to a near-capacity crowd spanning several generations.

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Comments | More in Folk | Topics: Bob Dylan, Paramount

October 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Which Bob Dylan will we see this weekend? | Concert preview

(Courtesy of the artist)

(Courtesy of the artist)

Bob Dylan has changed sound and shape so many times over his 50-plus-year career that his fans sometimes forget that change is his preferred method of transportation. Here’s a look at four different Dylans, and an estimation as to which one(s) you’re likely to see during his three-night residency at the Paramount, which begins Friday, Oct. 17.

The Bob Dylan You Heard on “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits”: This man no longer exists — if he ever did. Some people confused him with being a prophet or at the very least prescient. But let’s get serious: How insightful is it to say “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”? When were times not a-changin’? Please.

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", Bob Dylan, Concert Preview

August 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Bob Dylan and His Band coming to the Paramount Theatre

Bob Dylan will perform Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Bob Dylan will perform Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Bob Dylan and His Band will perform for three nights Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 5 at LiveNation.com, STGPresents.org, or by phone 877-784-4849. Prices have yet to be announced.

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Comments | More in Americana, Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: Bob Dylan, paramount theatre

August 12, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Chris Staples doesn’t leave much of an impression | New Recordings

Chris Staples American SoftChris Staples, ‘American Soft’ (Barsuk)

Right about the time Ben Gibbard’s Death Cab for Cutie was getting its start on Barsuk Records in 1997, another raspy-voiced singer, Chris Staples, was recording his first album with Twothirtyeight. Now Staples is getting his own chance to work with Barsuk, which releases “American Soft” Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: "American Soft", Barsuk Records, Chris Staples

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