J.J. Cale

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Phish's twenty most interesting covers

    Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at 1STBANK Center, 4/19/12

    TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS @ 1STBANK CENTER | 4/19/12"Tonight, we thought it would be fun...," Tom Petty said a few songs into two-hour set, "we're going to go pretty deep into some deep tracks for you tonight." Sure enough, Petty & the Heartbreakers ran through a number of hits during the second ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Paper Diamond, Lizzie Huffman, SBTRKT, Judas Priest and more on tap this weekend

    ​Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Rich Robinson on his new album, how it differs from the Black Crowes and being a frontman

    ​As guitarist for the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has played his share of big venues, but on tour in support of his brand new solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, he's playing more intimate venues, like the Soiled Dove Underground, where he'll appear tonight after an in-store at Twist & Shout at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mike Gordon at the Ogden, 3/14/11

    ​ MIKE GORDON 03.14.11 | Ogden Theatre Last night, just a week after Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio took the same stage, bassist Mike Gordon brought the funk to the Ogden Theatre with a little help from Ian Neville's Dumpstaphunk. Unlike Anastasio, Gordon doesn't pepper his set list with Phi ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    U2 top seller at Twist & Shout

    U2 and Neko Case nabbed the top two spots for the second week in a row on Twist & Shout's bestseller list for the week ending March 15. Madeleine Peyroux's new album, Bare Bones, which was released last week, Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band's The Whole ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Van Morrison top seller at Twist & Shout

    Van Morrison's Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl, released last week, nabbed the number-one spot on Twist & Shout's best list for the week ending March 1. JJ Cale's new album Roll On, the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, Tea Leaf Green's Live at Twist & Shout and Morrissey's Years of Re ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    October 12, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kevin Drew and More

    Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew Spirit If… (Arts & Crafts) The credit Kevin Drew chose for himself on this disc seems designed to reassure fans fearful that his decision to release a CD under his own name means Broken Social Scene is bound for the grave. But the wordiness of this bit of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 12/07/2006

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    JJ Cale & Eric Clapton

    The Road to Escondido

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    June 23, 2005
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    July 15, 1999
  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    A LaFave Rave

    Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.

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    December 21, 1994