Rock Music

Streams: Los Lobos, “The Neighborhood” from Disconnected in New York (2013)

Los Lobos challenged themselves like never before on 1990’s The Neighborhood, as heard on this smart take on the title track from the band’s forthcoming live set Disconnected in New York.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Jerry Garcia Band, September 17, 1976

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Jerry Garcia Band, September 17, 1976

At Walsh Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ: The category is Shows I’ll Never Forget, and certain shows have a radioactive half-life, so what’s 37 years among friends?

Exclusive stream: William Shatner with George Duke and Billy Sherwood, “Where Does Time Go” (2013)

Exclusive stream: William Shatner with George Duke and Billy Sherwood, “Where Does Time Go” (2013)

A new prog-rock project from William Shatner has already garnered headlines for its collaborations with former members of Yes. Ponder the Mystery also includes final recordings with the late George Duke.

Marco Minnemann on ‘Levin Minnemann Rudess,’ Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani and Steven Wilson: Something Else! Interview

Marco Minnemann on ‘Levin Minnemann Rudess,’ Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani and Steven Wilson: Something Else! Interview

The newly issued Levin Minnemann Rudess offers an opportunity not just to enjoy the towering musical gifts of Tony Levin and Jordan Rudess, but also to dig deeper into the oft-overlooked versatility of Marco Minnemann.

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Even the average rock fan is aware of the Ramones, which really says something since they never had any hit singles — or received much radio acceptance at all for that matter.

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

A long-awaited artifact, Live in Athens 1987 corrects the period-piece wrongs of Peter Gabriel’s original film from the So tour — eliminating the edited-in backstage footage that slowed 1990’s P.O.V.

‘Somehow the timing feels good’: Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

‘Somehow the timing feels good’: Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

Queen has begun preparing for its Las Vegas show later this week with Adam Lambert, with Brian May calling yesterday’s initial rehearsal “excellent.”

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Authored by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, “My Little Red Book” was a staple of just about every garage rock band’s diet during the ’60s. Manfred Mann’s jazz styled version of the song — which appeared in the movie, “What’s New Pussycat” and on their My Little Red Book Of Winners album — spoke of heartache leading to romance

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

At St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Florida: What we saw is not easy to explain.

Elvis Costello and the Roots – Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013)

Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, the new collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots, is the 30th studio album in Costello’s long, unrelenting, and continually reinvented career.