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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

More often than not, most of what you read concerning the Velvet Underground will inevitably note how woefully underappreciated the group were during its brief lifespan. But the VU were superstars — and not just in the Warholian sense — in certain parts of the U.S., including Boston. This quintessential New York City band made […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Let’s take a trip to the Bowery, shall we? By the time the Feelies emerged in late 1976, CBGB was already well established as the epicenter of the era’s cutting-edge rock music scene: the reputations of Patti Smith, Television, Talking Heads, and the Ramones were built on its stage in a few short, but action-packed, years. While […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

“I’d like to do this song for Rodan the Flying Monster,” announces Neil Young towards the end of the opening acoustic set on this excellent audience tape. The song that follows is a mellow rendition of the chart-topping “Heart of Gold“. But Neil obviously had Japanese monsters in mind this evening: he returns for the […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

As one of the quintessential NYC punk bands, it’s a bit hard to picture Television on the Sunset Strip. One can imagine Tom Verlaine squinting vampire-like in the sunlight, scowling at the bronze-skinned Angelenos, dreaming of a dark bar on the Bowery. The ’77 tour following the release of their Marquee Moon masterpiece took Television […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

The 4th of July has a lot of connotations, but in my own world, I always remember that it’s the day the Replacements broke up. On July 4th, 1991, the Replacements played a show in Grant Park in Chicago. At this point, the version of the band that shambled into the park were half of […]

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Howlin Rain burned through L.A. a few weeks back in the midst of their Winter tour in support of their latest LP, The Russian Wilds. Visceral in execution, it was one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. HR’s Ethan Miller put together the following compilation for us  – a seven track companion of […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Twenty-three track radio session Randy Newman cut while in New York City in August of 1971 for WPLJ FM. Stripped down, solo piano. The session serves to both highlight material culled from Newman’s first two albums (1968’s s/t and 1970’s 12 Songs) as well as to showcase tracks from his next full-length, 1972’s Sail Away. […]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The collective Waits-ian growl has reached near audible levels as fans anticipate the release of October’s Bad As Me. If you haven’t yet, do check out the teaser video that was unveiled last month for the record — It’s pure Waits. So, to help quell your jones, here’s a captured radio broadcast (WXRT) from 1976 […]

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dug reading all of your thoughts on the upcoming Beach Boys SMiLE sessions earlier this week. After posting it, a deluge of emails came in requesting that I re-post the Beach Boys rehearsal sessions that have popped up on AD a couple of times since 2005. So, in lieu of uploading each of the tracks […]