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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – South (2014)

Time on the road had led Black and the Rodeo Kings to a new sound, inside dressing rooms, in the backs of rumbling busses, in the merchandise tent adjacent to the darkened stage.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970)

“The Shape I’m In,” despite its galloping cadence, finds the Band’s Robbie Robertson desperately attempting to reach out to the badly faltering Richard Manuel.

‘We seem to be losing friends by the day': Graham Nash’s touching tribute to Levon Helm

Graham Nash performed “Back Home,” a deeply emotional tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm, last night on Talks Music

‘That’s the band I want': Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

‘That’s the band I want': Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Too often, Levon Helm is framed by his country-fried howl, but there was always more to his art — more to his voice, to his persona, to his life.

Roosevelt Dime – Full Head of Steam (2014)

You’d think all of this knee-slapping banjo jazz, rip-snorting jug music and grease-popping soul would be emanating from somewhere in the kudzu-covered reaches of the Deep South — not Brooklyn.

Something Else! sneak peek: Benmont Tench, “Blonde Girl, Blue Dress” (2014)

It’s perhaps unsurprising that nobody recognizes Benmont Tench, for too long the faceless soul of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. After all, singers and guitar players are typically the focal points.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

One Track Mind: Los Lonely Boys, “Don’t Walk Away” from Revelation (2014)

A difficult period for Los Lonely Boys finds the group emerging with new collaborators and a new sense of determination on their forthcoming release Revelation.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rosanne Cash, “Modern Blue” from The River and the Thread (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rosanne Cash, “Modern Blue” from The River and the Thread (2014)

“Modern Blue” takes Rosanne Cash on a twilit journey across the world of passion before returning to a soft landing in the endlessly evocative American South.