Rock

Roll Over, Beethoven: A Rocker’s Guide to 20th-Century Classical

Roll Over, Beethoven: A Rocker’s Guide to 20th-Century Classical

How pop’s cutting edge found comrades in the renegades of modernism and postmodernism.

The Darkness & the Daydream: The Grateful Dead in 1970

The Darkness & the Daydream: The Grateful Dead in 1970

At the onset of a long goodbye to the psychedelic Sixties, the great American rock band released two rootsy studio masterpieces while unspooling marathon lysergic improv onstage.

Essays  / Rock
Between ‘Fun House’ & ‘Funtime’: Iggy Pop in the Seventies

Between ‘Fun House’ & ‘Funtime’: Iggy Pop in the Seventies

Brilliantly out of step, the rock provocateur architected revolutionary sounds with the Stooges and Bowie.

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Shelved in the ’70s, the LP sheds light on a turbulent personal and artistic epoch in the singer-songwriter’s life.

The Prescient Power of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

The Prescient Power of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Maybe Alanis Morissette was angry, but mostly she was lucid.

Anti Band: The Unruly Legacy of NO TREND

Anti Band: The Unruly Legacy of NO TREND

A new box set from Drag City uncovers the brazen contrarians of the legendary D.C. hardcore scene.

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

Through the dominance of Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Body Count and other acts, boundaries and audiences blurred in the early ’90s.

Born on the Bayou: The Genesis of Roots Rock & Americana

Born on the Bayou: The Genesis of Roots Rock & Americana

Back to basics with CCR, Dylan, the Byrds and more.

‘Live at Leeds’ @ 50: On Pete Townshend’s Unsung Solo Mastery

‘Live at Leeds’ @ 50: On Pete Townshend’s Unsung Solo Mastery

Watch out Slowhand: The Who’s songwriting and rhythm-guitar genius has also been one of rock’s finest soloists.

Essays  / Rock
TIDAL Primer: The British R&B Explosion

TIDAL Primer: The British R&B Explosion

The Stones, the Pretty Things, the Animals and more remake American R&B on their own rough-and-ready terms.

Amidst Uncertainty, the Courage of Rock and Roll: A Conversation With John Doe of X

Amidst Uncertainty, the Courage of Rock and Roll: A Conversation With John Doe of X

The punk veteran talks ‘ALPHABETLAND,’ the first new release from X’s original lineup in 35 years.

Little Richard: Innovator, Originator, Architect

Little Richard: Innovator, Originator, Architect

There never had been, and never again will be, anyone like him.

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