Bob Dylan

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    I'm Done Buying Every Bob Dylan Album Over and Over (Probably)

    I hate to do this, but two clarifications seem important at the outset: I adore Bob Dylan, and, as a lover of physical media, I'm one of the few people (twenty-somethings especially) still collecting CDs. With that said, I have to say this, too: there's no fucking way I'm plucking down $280 for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Sorry, Bob Dylan's Self Portrait Is Still A Bad Album

    Perhaps you've read the weirdly fawning praise of Bob Dylan's tenth installment in his famed Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait 1969--1971. ("One of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released," some buffoon for Rolling Stone just claimed!) Perhaps, while in your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Take Cover: Bad Lucy Covers Bob Dylan

    "Lay Lady Lay" is a classic Bob Dylan tune, even if it doesn't sound like classic Dylan. 'Ole Bobby D. claims his voice sounded different on Nashville Skyline because he quit smoking before recording. Magnet and Gemma Hayes' soft, orchestral take on the song appeared on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Tumblr of the Week: The Kitten Covers

    ​It's tough to hate kittens. It's even tougher to hate kittens that rock out to David Bowie. Just admit it: they're irresistable.Denying the cuteness of the cats isn't an option when those little critters are standing in on some major artists' album covers. This week we're bringing you The Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Christmas Songs That Don't Suck: Part I

    ​You know the drill. Halloween wraps up, holidays come around, you step into a store and KAPOW. Whapped in the face and knocked about the ears by a whole mess of lousy sounds. You've just been assaulted by "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" for what you hope is (but you know isn't) the last time ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Five Songs To Christmas Light Your House To

    By this time you should be out of your turkey coma, foraging through your garage for that shabby box labeled: Christmas Lights. All that talk about department stores jumping the gun after Halloween is behind us, because it's time to show your Christmas cheer and light the night skies with those fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life and Seven More Music Flicks That Don't Suck

    A scene from A Heroic Life​I didn't make it out to the French pop spectacular at FilmBar on Saturday night, but the pics posted on Facebook got me super-pumped to catch Serge Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Non-documentary or concert films are tough to pull off (those are, too) but when a movie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Bob Dylan at Comerica Theatre, 7-18-11

    ​ To put it bluntly, I didn't know what to expect walking into Comerica Theatre last night.I'm a Bob Dylan fan, but let's face facts: He's 70. His most recent album, 2006's Modern Times and 2008's Together Through Life, have both been phenomenal efforts, but sounding good in the studio is ver ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    May 31, 2011

    Bob Dylan Scheduled to Perform at Comerica Theatre in July

    William Claxton​Good news for fans who are still miffed at Bob Dylan for canceling his appearance here in 2009: he's scheduled to play Comerica Theatre on July 18, and the stage is indoors and air-conditioned. Back in 2009, Mr. Dylan and co. canceled a stop at Camelback Park in Glendale due to fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan: The Seven Best "New Dylans"

    ​ Bob Dylan turns 70 today. The man who gave us "The Times They Are A-Changin'," the man who wrote "Like a Rolling Stone," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "With God On Our Side." Over the years, he's influenced and remained busy. He inspired Sam Cook to write "A Change is Gonna Come," and even gave his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Julie Taymor Steps Down As Director in 'Spider-Man' Musical

    ​Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor has finally had enough of the Broadway show's complications and has chosen to step down from her position, according to Rolling Stone.For the time being, Taymor will still be the director and co-writer of the show, but she will no longer be pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Obama Believes Bob Dylan to be Skeptical About White House Gig

    ​President Obama said Bob Dylan was skeptical about a recent performance at the White House, according to NME.Dylan did not ask for a meet and greet with Obama, nor did he ask to take a picture with the President or even rehearse at the White House before his show. Artists who are invited to perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Bob Dylan Torture Test Puts Teenagers on 72-Hour Dylan Binge

    ​The hits, they keep-a-comin'. Seattle's The Stranger recently conducted a brilliant field test, if you will, which forced four 17-18 year olds to listen to nothing but Bob Dylan for 3 days. Specifically, the youngsters had to listen to Dylan's exhaustive three disc set Biograph while they pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Bob Dylan's Ticketless Warfield Show Finds Underwhelming Support

    ​America's favorite old man/recording artist Bob Dylan tried to stick it to the man this past Wednesday night at San Francisco's Warfield Theater.The 69-year-old folk legend decided he was going to rebel against Ticketmaster and surplus ticket charges and nix issuing tickets to his show altogether ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2010
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    April 25, 2010

    Is Bob Dylan a 'Fake?' Joni Mitchell Sure Thinks So

    Bob Dylan's fake? Them's fightin' words, Joni Mitchell​In an interview with the LA Times, noted folk singer Joni Mitchell called out Bob Dylan, telling the interviewer she thought the celebrated musician was  "not authentic at all."The two folk artists are no strangers, having spent plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Bob Dylan Opens White House Concert Series

    ​Last night began the "In Performance at the White House" concert series, and focused on music from the civil rights era. Both Bob Dylan and Joan Baez performed, though not in fact together. (Initial buzz had specualted that they would be singing a duet.) Smokey Robinson, Yolanda Adams, the Blind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Nick Jonas Says Bob Dylan Can't Sing

    "Oh brother" is more like it for passionate Bob Dylan fans​Last Wednesday night, Nick Jonas went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to plug his brand-new album -- Nick Jonas and the Administration's Who I Am -- and shoot the shit with Kimmel. During the latter part of Jonas' segment, his recent role in the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    A.V. Club's "Least Essential Albums of 2009" Right on the Money

    Yes, that is Billy Bob Thornton's band. No, we didn't need to hear their latest album.​Sometimes an actor feels necessary to spread out their talent to other venues outside of cinema. They remember playing guitar in high school and deem themselves worthy musicians, unleashing album after album of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Bob Dylan: Secret Wingnut? Book Says So.

    ​We get a lot of weird books and CDs in the mail, but the 600 page RightWing Bob: What The Liberal Media Doesn't Want You To Know about Bob Dylan is near the top of the list. The book, by Bob-obsessed blogger A.J. Weberman, makes the case.Weberman appears to be a certifiable loon: A self-proclaim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    What about Bob?

    Folk rock legend finally gives Phoenix a show

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: Bob Dylan's Christmas Album

    Bob Dylan's mystifying new Christmas music album is a confusing concept that makes for a disjointed, bizarre album​Do you hear what I hear? Yes, that is Bob Dylan singing "Little Drummer Boy." October 13 is finally upon us, and that means Christmas has come early for...Christmas music. Bob Dy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    The Bob Dylan That Stole Christmas

    Behold: the cover of Bob Dylan's new Christmas album. The times they are a-changin', indeed​Let me preface this by saying that the fact Dylan is donating all of the U.S. royalties from his upcoming album to the charity Feeding America is a very noble move, and one that deserves respect. He obvious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Bob Dylan, American Idols, and Throwback Acts Dominate 2009 State Fair Concert Line-up

    ​ If you were one of the jilted music fans who got burned when Bob Dylan wimped out of his scheduled outdoor performance a couple weeks back, the folk rock legend has a way to make it up to you: He's putting on a free show...sorta. Dylan is set to perform at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum during ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
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    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Dylan Brings Minor League Ballpark Tour To Glendale

    Bob Dylan, ever the people's musician, has announced he will take on a summer tour of America's prestigious minor league baseball stadiums to Glendale's brand new Camelback Ranch Ballpark on August 11. He has also employed the services of über-American musicians John Cougar Mellenamp and Willie Nel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Rolling Stone: Still Blowing Bob Dylan

    Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2008

    “Rock the Vine” at Kokopelli Winery Pays Homage to ‘70s Without the Hustle

    By P.J. Standlee Okay, maybe not everyone came to the Kokopelli Winery and Bistro’s “Rock the Vine” 1970s festival Saturday night with their afro puffs puffed and their bell bottoms bottomed out, but late night bistro’s atmosphere did provide a jam-happy Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan cover ba ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    The changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Film

    November 22, 2007

    One of Us Must Know

    The elusive Dylan, masterfully considered

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    So Close, and Yet So Far

    The intimate pleasures and necessary detachments of Toronto 2007

  • Music

    July 19, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    February 9, 2006
  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Pass It On

    Your personal soundtrack = the perfect holiday gift

  • Home Entertainment

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Bob Dylan

    No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series Vol. 7)

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Bob Dylan and Various Artists

    Music From the Motion Picture Masked and Anonymous (Columbia)

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Bob Dylan

    Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Review (Sony/Legacy)

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    The Band

    The Last Waltz (WB/Rhino)

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Paperback Writers

    Latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Bob Dylan

    Love and Theft (Columbian Records)

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2001

    Forever Young?

    Bob Dylan's old enough to live in Sun City, let alone play there

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Desolation Row

    Bob Dylan's career has only begun to recover from a slump that started 22 years ago in Tempe

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Oh Mercy

    The Bob-Man cometh; the Bash on Ash gets Hotter Than Hell; DJ Z-Trip bids farewell to the Valley

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    Look Ahead

    D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

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