REVIEWS:

What’s the read on the latest reissue releases and live performances by classic rock artists? What biopics, movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and at home? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our team also takes a fresh look at notable works in our Album Rewind series

Los Lobos Get a ‘Dream’ of a Book

Los Angeles music writer Chris Morris authored a musical biography of the Mexican-American rock group, “Dream In Blue,” that honors their notable stature.

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Gary Clark Jr. Second Album Review

Our reviewer is duly impressed by Gary Clark Jr.’s skill as a guitar player and the range of styles on his second studio album. But maybe some better songs?

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Procol Harum Reissues Shine On Brightly

These reissues of the first four LPs are loaded with bonus material and make the case for the band’s sophisticated rock music’s significance

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Hendrix ‘Electric Church’ Doc Reveals Yet More of the Master’s Magic

Electric Church captures Jimi Hendrix at his finest in a performance before his largest ever U.S. audience just a few months before his death

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‘Big In Japan’ Rocks Like Real Life

This charming indie film about a rock band making its last stab at success in Tokyo uses the real life group Tennis Pro to make a rock flick that feels true. With its very cool songs, superb performances by its all amateur actors and vivid scenes in the land of the rising son, Big in Japan charms and gets life in a band right.

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How Music Got Free: The End of The Biz

How did the recorded music industry go from raking in big bucks to imploding? How Music Got Free tells the whole sordid tale like a gripping mystery.

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The Who Hits 50 Right on the Bullseye

They perform in concert like a great band should: Playing their music in a way that’s still alive and musically anew, showing their staying power

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Hey, Bitch, She’s Madonna: Concert Review

Our reviewer may not be a fan of her music. But he knows an entertaining concert when he sees one, and her 2015 tour was just that

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U2 Soars to the Rafters in Boston

Jim Sullivan observes how U2 can still summon up greatness & emotional wallop throughout an arena on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour of America.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO: A Triumphant Night Out

A new DVD, Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live In Hyde Park, is a great precursor to a worldwide tour thanks to Lynne’s recent announcement that he’s resurrecting the Electric Light Orchestra

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