Rock Music

On Second Thought: The Wooden Birds – Two Matchsticks (2011)

In 2008, Andrew Kenny, guiding light of the Brooklyn-based American Analog Set, packed it in and decamped for his native Austin, Texas. In the process, he left behind AmAnSet’s Eno-esque wash of synths

‘I’d like to see that corrected': Geddy Lee wants Rush’s Vapor Trails to get the next 5.1 remix

‘I’d like to see that corrected': Geddy Lee wants Rush’s Vapor Trails to get the next 5.1 remix

Though it came out just over a decade ago, Geddy Lee says he’s interested in doing a 5.1 remastering of Rush’s 2002 album Vapor Trails, a project that marked the band’s return to the studio after a six-year hiatus.

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, by Marc Roberty (2013)

In an exclusive excerpt from the new book Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Early Years, 1963-1982, Marc Roberty takes us into the earliest days of Derek and the Dominos

‘It was a huge revelation': Scarlet Rivera recalls being plucked from obscurity by Bob Dylan

Scarlet Rivera was an American violinist, plying her trade in relative obscurity, when Bob Dylan tabbed her to take part in the sessions for what would become his 1976 album Desire.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Third World Man [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Third World Man [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Peg [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Kid Charlemagne [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** (S. Victor Aaron: “Babylon Sisters” and “Third World Man” stand apart from the rest of the fare found on Goucho and perhaps they’re being the two songs representing for that album on Alive In America means that Becker and Fagen think so, too.

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

For all of its well-deserved accolades, the Beach Boys’ 2012 reunion was missing two irretrievable elements. This remastering of a 1976 performance at Anaheim Stadium makes clear just how important the late Carl and Dennis Wilson were.

‘Let’s see what happens': Yoko Ono on presenting Double Fantasy during the Meltdown Festival

‘Let’s see what happens': Yoko Ono on presenting Double Fantasy during the Meltdown Festival

Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival opened Friday, with a gala closing performance of her entire 1980 Double Fantasy collaboration with John Lennon planned for Sunday, June 23, 2013.

‘These are tricks done by professionals': For Van Halen’s quippy David Lee Roth, a rock life unchanged

‘These are tricks done by professionals': For Van Halen’s quippy David Lee Roth, a rock life unchanged

While other rockers of his vintage seem to be slowing down, Van Halen’s David Lee Roth is still living it up — or, at the very least, still talking a very good game.

Forgotten series: Los Immediatos – Second Chance (2008)

Forgotten series: Los Immediatos – Second Chance (2008)

An obviously titled second album by the Toledo, Spain garage/psych band Los Immediatos, Second Chance was a pleasant album of nine originals and two covers.

‘My phone rings at 11:30 at night': Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

‘My phone rings at 11:30 at night': Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

Keith Emerson says he was asked to join Yes. The late-night query came during a period in which Rick Wakeman had come and gone — even while his own band, Emerson Lake and Palmer, were in the midst of their 1970s hey day.