Tag: Bob Dylan

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Welcome to this week’s fresh serving of new music cocktails, American style. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of two classic American albums (Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, today we’re pleased to share covers of two artists paying tribute to them both. Also on tap is a trio of songs from artists whose modern folk and sunny […]

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Mundo: Class of 1975

Mundo: Class of 1975

Mundo: Class of 1975 The year 1975 was influential in many areas: it saw the birth of Microsoft and the launch of the Rubik’s Cube. The Vietnam War ended while Jaws chewed up the movie scene. It was a time of change on the music scene as well. Disco was yielding ground to punk and modern rock with the formation […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 26th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 26th Guide

The first two days of the Newport Folk Festival have been wonderful. It’s the most memorable NFF that I’ve attended. Roger Waters supported by My Morning Jacket, G.E. Smith, and Lucius plus appearances by Amy Helm and Sara Watkins made for a special Day 1. Yesterday’s surprises weren’t as dramatic, although to see Gillian Welsh join The Decemberists along with […]

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Mundo: Class of 1965

Mundo: Class of 1965

The Who are in the middle of their 50th anniversary tour, and that had us thinking about some of the more landmark records celebrating major anniversaries this year. 1965 was a very interesting year for music – The Beatles were at the height of their popularity, and bands like The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones started making names for […]

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Weekend Stream: New Albums for Halloween Weekend

Weekend Stream: New Albums for Halloween Weekend

Some iconic artists will be releasing albums on Tuesday, but there are also some underrated, influential indie bands and emerging musicians who will be revealing their latest efforts. Here are our picks for the weekend. Neil Young, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, will release Storytone. Don’t expect the usual folk rock, but instead be prepared to hear something new, inventive, and […]

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Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

In honour of the recent tributes to The Who and Bear Mountain’s cover of Tears for Fears’ ’80s classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, this week’s list focused on five great covers. There are a lot to choose from and we know missed quite a few great ones, but here are our five favourites.   Jimi Hendrix, “All Along […]

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Mundo Musique: The Last Waltz and Other Great Concert Films

Mundo Musique: The Last Waltz and Other Great Concert Films

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the States, and that means it’s the anniversary of The Last Waltz concert, which became one of the greatest concert films of all time.  Today, to celebrate that occasion, I have decided to list some of my personal favorite concert films, and rockumentaries.  I know I left out a few, but I want to encourage you […]

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