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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:56pm
Gig of the Week
Stooges concerts were pretty anarchic on an average night, but put them in front of a hometown crowd just as the band was about to splinter and all hell was sure to break loose. As Iggy Pop and company took the stage of this run-down 1920s movie theater for their last performance, it quickly became their most confrontational ever.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:44pm
Four Seasons

41 years ago today, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons found themselves atop the UK Singles chart for the one and only time in their career (to date), which makes this a perfect day to do a Singles Story about the track in question.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:57pm
Tori Amos

25 years ago this week, Tori Amos released her first album as a solo artist, but in case you thought that she simply appeared out of nowhere, rest assured that she hadn’t been silent all those years prior to the LP arriving in record stores.

Okay, you caught us out: we only used that choice of phrase in order to set up an opportunity to post the video for Y Kant Tori Read’s “The Big Picture.”

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Out Now: Jethro Tull, STAND UP on LP

On November 18 of last year, Jethro Tull fans rejoiced when Rhino released STAND UP: THE ELEVATED EDITION, a highly expanded reissue of the band’s sophomore album. It was a massive piece of work – you can read all about it right here – and that was certainly a very good thing for those who purchased it, but for those who only wanted the new Steven Wilson remixes of the original album tracks, it was a little frustrating, because they weren’t available independently of the set.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:09pm
Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band’s performance at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group’s longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: “Enough can’t be said about this superb show.” Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was “deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States” that a copy was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:08pm
Happy Anniversary: Underworld, UNDERNEATH THE RADAR

29 years ago today, the band Underworld released their debut album, an LP which bears virtually no sonic resemblance to the material that brought them their greatest success…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:02pm
This Day In
42 years ago today, Cher stepped out sans Sonny to star in her own TV series, one which was shorter-lived than the one that she and her ex-husband co-headlined but still managed to deliver a plethora of high-profile guest stars along with some of the most amazing outfits seen on ‘70s TV.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:32pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Dr. Rhino prescribes a second dose of Vitamin B. Now go conquer the world, superstar!