REVIEWS:

Informed and inquiring rock fans want to know: What’s the read on the latest albums and reissue releases and live performances by classic and newer artists? What biopics, dramatic movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and on home entertainment formats and sources? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our expert and aesthetically discerning crew of reviewers offer their assessments and also take a second look at notable works in our Rewind reviews.

Mudcrutch ‘Crush It’ at NYC’s Webster Hall

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Bruce Springsteen Review: Live in Boston 2016

Some artists slow down as they get older. Not The Boss! As our reviewer discovered in 2016, he’s still “as good as it gets.”

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Joey Molland’s Badfinger Concert Review

Joey Molland, the lone surviving member of the band’s defining era, spun through their hits and more at a Connecticut gig. We were there!

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Zombies 50th Anniversary ‘Odessey and Oracle’ Tour

The reformed English band are bringing their 1968 classic LP “Odessey and Oracle” to U.S. audiences for what’s billed as a 50th Anniversary tour

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Badfinger Straight Up: A Power Pop Masterpiece

They began as proteges of the Beatles, then became power pop heroes. The story behind one of the classic Apple Records albums.

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Review: The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome

There’s nothing retro about it yet the Stones’ first-ever all-blues album is very much a celebration of their roots. We listened, and we loved it.

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When Zappa Was ‘Only In It for the Money’

The third album from the genius and his motley band lampooned society and the hippies escaping it. We look back at a ’60s masterpiece.

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Anderson Rabin Wakeman Deliver Yes Songs in NYC

The trio, all longtime members of Yes, have combined for “An Evening of Yes Music and more,” delivering a soaring showcase for many unexpected gems

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Ian Anderson Celebrates The Real Jethro Tull

We review Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, a multi-media presentation featuring Ian Anderson performing his old band’s music while honoring its namesake

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40 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Releases Songs in the Key of Life

Do you have a bucket list of artists you must catch in concert? Our reviewer does and reports on the “fulfillngness” of finally seeing Stevie Wonder.

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