“Five hundred years from now, people will come to that album the way that people come to Wagner and Beethoven. This is a classical piece from our era.”
Our critics offer their musical highlights of 2018.
The Grateful Dead’s music is moving forward with the help of musicians who are OK with the occasional look back over their shoulders.
Kamasi Washington’s music connected viscerally with a Royale audience that was packed with young people — or at least way younger than those normally seen at a jazz concert.
K.K. Downing does not trash Judas Priest or its legacy, but he gives, from his perspective, an honest and believable assessment of the group and his role in it.
There were moments during Van Morrison’s 22-song concert Tuesday when he was whipping the band into a frenzy — shouting out song selections before the final notes of the previous tune had fully rung out.
“I went back and listened to the records and watched videos of performances. I got into character for this,” Glenn Hughes confesses.
The group’s songs range from the cynical to the sweet without losing their sincerity, and that may be Dawes’ most defining trait as it shifts its musical focal point.
Slayer has been as good and dependable as any band ever has been in rock and roll.
You know a Cowboy Junkies tune the second that you hear it, but the songs don’t come off as formulaic or produced for mass consumption.