Posts From Roy Trakin

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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Has the Golden Age of the Rock Bio/Memoir Already Peaked?

“As long as we listen to music, there will be books about artists and their gifts,” says one prolific author. But have we reached the saturation point?

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Los Lobos: The Wolf is Thriving

In our interview with Louie Perez, the band’s co-founder talks about their unique fusing of rock ‘n’ roll with Mexican folk and border music

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Trakin Care of Business: Heaven Can’t Wait

Roy Trakin ruminates on a variety of music, culture-related topics and personal gripes in his regular Trakin Care of Business column which makes its BCB debut

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Trakin Care of Business: Get Back, Honky Cats

Our new column plays Monday Morning QB on Coldplay at the Super Bowl. Plus the Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar,’ Elton’s newest, and more.

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Trakin Care of Business: Hit or Myth?

The columnist says those who are expecting reality on ‘Vinyl’ are missing the point and opines on Grammy tributes and new Neil Young book.

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