Searching for the good stuff

"Now and Then," and on and on again

Back at the shack with Robbie and the Band

Completing the experiment: Looking back at Pearl Jam’s massive Mansfield show, 20 years later

Council Skies is Noel Gallagher at his retrospective best

All the lightness and everlasting weight of Alice in Chains, unplugged

Marching through time with Led Zeppelin

Hitting a new peak with the Allman Brothers Band on Hittin' the Note

David Crosby, you intractable titan

Crossing borders and making connections with Pearl Jam in Québec

At Fenway Park, Paul McCartney proves he remains without peer

Collapsing, rebuilding and reigniting with Pearl Jam in Arizona


Restless Souls: How Pearl Jam fought back and saved themselves with Vitalogy

Chasing the Sun: How Oasis crossed oceans with Definitely Maybe

Crawling Back to You: A critical and personal breakdown of Tom Petty's masterpiece, Wildflowers


Ty Segall - Three Bells

Ty Segall
Three Bells

The Smile - Wall of Eyes

The Smile
Wall of Eyes

Queens of the Stone Age - In Times New Roman...

Queens of the Stone Age
In Times New Roman...

Noel Gallagher - Council Skies

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Council Skies

The Rolling Stones - El Mocambo 1977

The Rolling Stones
El Mocambo 1977

Sonic Youth - In/Out/In

Sonic Youth

Neil Young - Barn

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The Beatles - Let It Be The Beatles
Let It Be — Special Edition
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary George Harrison
All Things Must Pass — 50th Anniversary
Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space Dinosaur Jr.
Sweep It Into Space
Paul McCartney - McCartney III Paul McCartney
McCartney III
Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All The Rest Tom Petty
Wildflowers & All The Rest

UPDATED: March 21, 2024

Sweep It Into Space is just the most recent triumph by Dinosaur Jr.

The Yardbirds - Ultimate!

Death, taxes and Dinosaur Jr. delivering another outstanding record. It's just nice having something positive to rely upon.


Ty Segall’s Three Bells puts freedom ahead of genres and styles
Segall returns with another twisted set of sounds and songs, merging into one glorious freak-out..

The journey’s in the detours and the details with The Smile’s Wall of Eyes
The second album from The Smile is at once relaxed and urgent, resulting in just a delightful dost of twisted reality, and the perfect introduction to this still-new year of 2024.

The effortless greatness of the Rolling Stones at the El Mocambo
It might be heresy to suggest as much, but this might be the finest live moment of the Rolling Stones ever committed to tape.

Queens of the Stone Age step out of the darkness with In Times New Roman...
Josh Homme and company have emerged from these troubled times with an absolute masterpiece of an album.


IllustrationFrampton Comes Alive! is still a winner
The early criticisms of Peter Frampton at the height of his fame should not mean anything today. Alas.

The Yardbirds - Ultimate!A light finaly shines on the Yardbirds
The Yardbirds are one of the cornerstones of British rock and roll. It took a long time before I really listened to them, though.

Paul McCartney - Band on the Run underdubbedBand on the Run, an early favorite stripped to its rough essence
Paul McCartney returns to his breakout Wings album and strips off its overdubs, revealing a new side to a classic record.

Dave Grohl - StorytellerDave Grohl: Drummer, guitarist, storyteller, survivor
Reading through his life and all the challenges he encountered along the way, I kept thinking about how many times I would’ve quit along his path.


Pearl Jam in St Paul Traveling to Minnesota with Pearl Jam and everyone along the way
Another year, another Pearl Jam road trip, with the band and the surroundings delivering once again.

Don't Give Up Springsteen and the E Street Band play for those here and gone at Gillette Stadium
Bruce Springsteen was his revelatory self in Foxboro, Mass., paying tribute to all those who have helped him take part in this journey through the years.

Don't Give Up Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement their unique musical path at Thompson’s Point
Plant and Krauss capped the U.S. leg of the Raise the Roof tour in the scenic surroundings of Portland's peninsula.

Don't Give Up Reentering My Morning Jacket’s orbit in Boston
After too many years away, it was great to be blasted by a My Morning Jacket live show again.