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Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Rivers, highways, coyotes, border crossings, and the wide night sky all played a part in Joe Ely’s resonant Lone Star travelogue.

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

The Monkees TV show was designed toward improvisation. But not every guest star meshed with the Monkees’ gonzo approach.

Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit, featuring Jay Ferguson, Randy California and Ed Cassidy, may have been risk takers – but there’s no denying the band had an ear for melody.

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Working in mysterious ways with his Zooid quintet, Henry Threadgill offers another installment of ingenuity on ‘In For a Penny, In For a Pound.’

Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend on why the Who lends itself to classical reinterpretation: ‘Pulled all the stops’

Pete Townshend breaks down the Who’s individual strengths when it comes to recasting their music in an orchestral setting.

Those Pretty Wrongs (feat. Big Star’s Jody Stephens), “Lucky Guy” (2015): One Track Mind

Those Pretty Wrongs (feat. Big Star’s Jody Stephens), “Lucky Guy” (2015): One Track Mind

Jody Stephens new band Those Pretty Wrongs connects back to his time in Big Star in many ways, even as it provides a long-hoped-for sense of closure.

Two modern developments hurtled Hall and Oates back to prominence: ‘It resonated with them’

Two modern developments hurtled Hall and Oates back to prominence: ‘It resonated with them’

How did Hall and Oates become hip again after years as too-often-overlooked hitmakers? John Oates explains.

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

‘Close as You Get,’ released this week in May 2007, was your standard-issue Gary Moore blues record. Meaning, it was very, very good.

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

UK acid-jazz masters Incognito have quickly issued a soulful groover to help UNICEF provide aid for the children of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.