Movies

One Track Mind: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, “Goldfinger” (2013)

One Track Mind: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, “Goldfinger” (2013)

Martin Scorcese’s newest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, features the director’s usual assortment of delectable oldies — but the best moment maybe belong to a new song. Or, really, a new version of an old song.

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

Adrian Maben’s first pitch for a concert film involving Pink Floyd was met with bemused silence. His second pitch would grow out of a vacation mishap.

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

It seems that in the early seventies, many of the notable jazz musicians of the sixties went electric and dabbled in fusion.

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

On December 4, 1988, Roy Orbison was celebrating a huge year. His album with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys had sold extremely well; he finished recording his first album of original material in several years, Mystery Girl

Movies: Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013)

Movies: Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (2013)

Vangelis is that rarest of soundtrack artists, one who can create not just involving themes but complete musical worlds that stand apart from the films to which they were originally attached.

Movies: The Punk Singer (2013)

Movies: The Punk Singer (2013)

The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson’s briskly paced, 80-minute film examines Kathleen Hanna’s ascension as unofficial spokeswoman of the riot grrl movement.

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

Jeff Lynne’s first new music in ages isn’t another ode to Beatle-y goodness, or another orchestral maneuver with ELO. Instead, it’s a soundtrack instrumental for American Hustle. Listen in here!

Foghat – Live in St. Pete (2013)

Foghat – Live in St. Pete (2013)

Foghat stalwart Roger Earl’s principal claim to fame — beyond, of course, holding this band together through the losses of both Dave Peverett and Rod Price in the 2000s — is that stomping intro to “Slow Ride.”

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

‘Well, pinch yourself’: Remembering life with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue

‘Well, pinch yourself’: Remembering life with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue

Ronee Blakley had a whirlwind introduction to Bob Dylan, one that led to her recording with him and joining his legendary Rolling Thunder Revue almost overnight. She says she had to work not to be in utter awe of it all.