Archive for January 16th, 2012

The Band’s Levon Helm to undergo undisclosed medical procedure, will miss at least a month of dates

Levon Helm, the Grammy-winning co-founding member of the Band, is set to undergo an undisclosed medical procedure that will keep him from performing for at least a month.

Gimme Five: Martin Luther King Day edition, with Stevie Wonder, Queen and U2

As we pause in remembrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here’s a look back at some of our favorite songs devoted to the slain Civil Rights leader.

New Music Monday: Jumping jazz from Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Jan. 16, 2012.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Candy's Room" (1978)

The teenage mind houses a seething mix of focus and scattered thought. Lust, anger, and confusion swirled around in my head, though at times I’d drill straight down to one topic. Usually, that topic was lust.