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The Black Keys’ Brothers pulled together every strand of their genre-jumping genius

The Black Keys’ Brothers pulled together every strand of their genre-jumping genius

‘Brothers,’ released on May 18, 2010, stands as the Black Keys’ best-ever attempt at hybridizing black music into modern rock.

Thee Midniters, “Jump, Jive and Harmonize / Thee Midnite Feeling” (1967): One Track Mind

Thee Midniters, “Jump, Jive and Harmonize / Thee Midnite Feeling” (1967): One Track Mind

Astonishingly diversified, Thee Midniters played every stitch of music conceivable, leading them to appeal to both adults and kids.

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Here is a review of the Steve Gadd Band’s ’70 Strong’ – which, just as the title states, shows Gadd going as strong as ever at age 70.

Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman underscored a sweeping importance

Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman underscored a sweeping importance

‘Ramble at the Ryman,’ released on May 17, 2011, reminded us that Levon Helm was the Band’s loamy voiced, rhythmic center point. And something more.

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

New musical combinations can offer incredibly special moments. As Davey Payne, Terry Day and others performed, I realized: This was such an evening.

With McCartney II, Paul McCartney attempted to tap into the new-wave zeitgeist

With McCartney II, Paul McCartney attempted to tap into the new-wave zeitgeist

Paul McCartney’s synthy solo effort ‘McCartney II,’ released on May 16, 1980, didn’t pass for innovation back then – and it doesn’t today, either.

All or Nothing at All showcases Frank Sinatra’s life through his music

All or Nothing at All showcases Frank Sinatra’s life through his music

The previously unheard 11-song set list from Frank Sinatra’s 1971 retirement party provides the perfect foundation for HBO’s exhaustive new biopic.

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Wednesday night’s Bob Dylan concert was as meticulously crafted as a classical music program by the Milwaukee Symphony.

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Three Cool Cats” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

While the Beatles would eventually drop this early cover song from their setlists, “Three Cool Cats” holds a special place in the band’s history.

B.B. King left us with one last reminder of his greatness in 2008’s One Kind Favor

B.B. King left us with one last reminder of his greatness in 2008’s One Kind Favor

B.B. King opened 2008’s ‘One Kind Favor’ with a welp: “I’m not going anytime soon, but when the day comes, don’t forget me.” No chance of that.