The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus Is Back in Town; plus the Forty Fours and Richard X. Heyman

By Jeff Burger Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that an entire half century has passed since the 1960s. Other times—such as when you watch the frequently surreal Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus film–that decade can seem even further in the past than it actually is. In a 1970 Rolling Stone article that is reprinted […]

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A Must-Hear Album from Southside Johnny and Little Steven; Plus The Schramms, RJ Cowdery, Carlo Ditta, Greg Jacobs and Ellis Mano Band

Back in 1993, Bruce Springsteen guitarist Little Steven—who cofounded Southside Johnny’s Asbury Jukes in the mid 70s—teamed up with Southside to perform an acoustic benefit concert that aired on New York radio. The show, which embraced several of their best-known originals as well as a long menu of well-chosen covers, featured Asbury Jukes guitarist Bobby […]

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Miss the 60s? This Anthology Will Take You Back, plus Kora Feder and Bill Evans

 By Jeff Burger Think time machines are the stuff of science fiction? Then you probably haven’t heard the new 60-track Losing Touch with My Mind: Psychedelia in Britain 1986–1990. Like its companion, last year’s 64-track Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980–1985, this collection will speedily carry you back to the late 1960s. The bands on the three-CD anthology—one of […]

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A Rolling Stones Anthology with a Bonus; Harpdog Brown, Chad Richard, Culture, Vegas Strip Kings, Johnny Shines

by Jeff Burger The first two discs of the Rolling Stones’ new three-CD Honk collect highlights from nearly five decades of the group’s catalog, starting with 1971’s Sticky Fingers and continuing through 2016’s Blue and Lonesome, an album of blues covers. (The ABKCO label controls the group’s work from the 1960s, which is why you’ll […]

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