Apart from predilections turned into marketing hooks, both ZZ Top and Cheap Trick know how to rock as a base instinct – and that also hasn’t changed since they first burst to fame in the ’70s.
“Honest weight” has more to with like karats of gold, maybe. The “weight” being the value of something. It kind of alludes to that a little bit.
Veteran guitarist Jimmy Herring and the 5 of 7 play groove-heavy tunes that barrel into unexpected and interesting places.
If the music industry put as much effort into being fair to their customers as they put into taking their money, everyone could participate in the rocking world.
Emily Remler took a particularly clear-eyed view of her work. She didn’t want to be judged by a lesser standard because she was a woman in the overwhelmingly male world of jazz.
One of Saint-Saëns’s most important operas, Proserpine, has recently been given its world-premiere recording, and the result is a revelation.
Billy Joel remains in fine voice and his versatile bandmates provided his songs with grace and fire power that fleshed out his casual but punchy onstage prowess.
The Who – arguably the third cog in British rock royalty behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – delivered more than a nostalgic run through the hits at Fenway Park on Friday.
Prog legend Rick Wakeman is grumpy — becoming a septuagenarian means he can no longer party like it’s 1969.
Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic do justice to a lot of Tchaikovsky’s orchestral music, while John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony play Robert Schumann’s famously-dense orchestrations with clarity. But Michael Stern’s account of The Planets completely lacks mystery.