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Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Sometimes the strangest things turn into a catalyst for a revelatory moment. Like Graham Parker reuniting after more than 30 years with the Rumour — for a guest shot on Judd Apatow’s 2012 comedy “This is 40.”

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin – Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux (2013)

There’s a sense of homecoming, both in the musical selection and in the easy collaborative verve, about Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin’s Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux.

Books: The Rebellious Prima Donna: Irene Manning, by Gene Arceri (2013)

Primarily lauded for her stunning performance as Fay Templeton in the 1942 movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Irene Manning not only appeared in a series of other fine films, but was a lady of multiple talents as well.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival (2013)

The summer music festival season is rapidly coming to a close, but those not wanting to brave iffy weather should head to select movie theaters on August 13, 2013. Nearly 500 cinemas will showcase Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

Movies: Springsteen & I (2013)

The relationship between an artist of any kind and his or her fans is compelling stuff and, thanks to the Internet, things may well be at a fever pitch. The new documentary Springsteen & I displays this relationship with what is effectively a scrapbook of footage

On Second Thought: Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack (2010)

As Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” became the duo’s first UK charttopper — not to mention the most-streamed song in the history of Spotify — we returned to Tron Legacy

Christopher Cross – A Night In Paris (2013)

Christopher Cross, because he had so much success in such a small window of time in the early 1980s, has a caught-in-time sound — one that remains, even on this expansive live document, redolent of a specific moment.

Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

For fans of a certain age, Big Star was our Velvet Underground — the band that everybody sounded like, but nobody (well, nobody but us) actually knew anything about. R.E.M., the Replacements, Matthew Sweet, they all owed something

Solomon Burke – Live at Montreux (2013)

Age and precipitous weight gain had, by this point, robbed Solomon Burke of his mobility — but, as this 2006 performance at Montreux illustrates, none of the passion and power that once made him the Boy Wonder Preacher

The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane (2013)

The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane (2013)

“We became a kind of institution,” Mick Jagger says here, talking about the Rolling Stones’ 1981 tour — then one of the biggest of its kind. There would be more, many more. And the Stones would go from institution to commodity.