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The Band has a deserved reputation as one of the true oracles of American music at its essence — their seamless distillation of blues, jazz, folk, country, rockabilly, and soul can tell a 200-year musical saga in a span of one 4-minute song. But the story of the group itself and the inimitable individuals who formed its ranks has more in… More »

It’s that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I’ve been going to Record Store Day since 2009, and even when I didn’t look up the releases beforehand, I’d still walk out of my favorite record store… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Bob Dylan & The Band’s Big Pink House Is Available To Rent

“Big Pink,” the West Saugerties house where Bob Dylan and the Band holed up and recorded most of the music that would eventually become the…
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Regine Chassagne Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” With Mavis Staples

Last night, Mavis Staples threw a star-studded tribute concert in Chicago for her 75th birthday. Celebrity guests and performers were abundant, including Jeff Tweedy, Gregg…
James Rettig | November 20, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Stream Selections From Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

In case you're confused about the various Bob Dylan Basement Tapes projects coming out this November, there are two separate endeavors: The New Basement Tapes…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 10:17 am

Bob Dylan – “Tupelo” (John Lee Hooker Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For years, The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan's 1967 recordings with the Band, went unreleased; the heavily bootlegged album only saw release in 1975. And many…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2014 - 10:30 am

Bob Dylan – “Dress It Up, Better Have It All”

Bob Dylan recorded his storied and much-bootlegged Basement Tapes with the Band in 1967, and they didn't see official release until eight years later. A…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2014 - 11:54 am

Watch My Morning Jacket And Grizzly Bear Play Times Square For CBGB Fest

This past weekend, the CBGB Festival -- which couldn't possibly have less to do with the grimy, legendary, shut-down New York club that gave it…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 10:12 am

Bruce Springsteen Covers “The Weight”

Today, we got to hear "Toast To Freedom," one of the last songs Levon Helm recorded. And now here's a video of Bruce Springsteen at…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Watch Black Keys & John Fogerty Cover The Band

The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band's "Ophelia." One night after…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

Watch Bon Iver Cover The Band

Yesterday, the great Levon Helm, of the band, finally lost his long fight with cancer. And last night, in a touching and classy moment, Bon…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2012 - 4:43 pm

R.I.P. Levon Helm

Rolling Stone reports that Levon Helm, the great Americana drummer and singer, has died in New York, a few days after his family posted a
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Levon Helm In “Final Stages” Of Cancer

Here's some impossibly sad news: Levon Helm, the drummer/singer for the Band and Americana original, is in "the final stages of his battle with cancer,"…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Mavis Staples & Win Butler Cover “The Weight”

Here's the legendary Ms. Staples with Win doing the Band's stone-cold classic "The Weight," live and onstage from this past weekend's Outside Lands festival in…
Amrit Singh | August 15, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Wilco @ Solid Sound ’11: Photos, Setlists, Video Of New Songs

Wilco's second annual Solid Sound fest has come to a close. Yesterday we posted the fuzzed "I Might," and Nick Lowe cover "I Love My…
Scott Lapatine | June 26, 2011 - 10:01 pm

Robbie Robertson – “When The Night Was Young”

This April Robbie Robertson's releasing his fifth solo album, How To Become Clairvoyant, his first in 10+ years. Outside his six strings, the collection includes…
brandon | January 4, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Saturday Night Live Takes A Load Off Fanny

Fairly whimpering end to a decent season for Saturday Night Live this weekend, but this sketch played with one of our all-time fave tunes to…
Stereogum | May 21, 2007 - 7:18 pm

Levon Helm Sues To Take A Load Off Ad Firm’s Profits

One more from the file of litigious songwriting icons: The Band’s Levon Helm is suing BBDO, an advertising firm based in Manhattan, for using “The…
Stereogum | March 13, 2007 - 10:51 am

Marissa Nadler Covers The Band

Psych-folk siren Marissa Nadler has recorded a take on “Lonesome Suzie,” dressing The Band’s tune in her finger-picking and ever-calming vocals. Richard Manuel would be…
Stereogum | March 9, 2007 - 9:30 am