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The Who: 50 Years and Counting
Formed in 1964, The Who instantly burst onto the burgeoning rock scene, thanks to their early hit single, “I Can’t Explain.” During the next decade, the quartet—an absurdly talented gang of musicians fueled by a cataclysmic rhythm section, a brilliant songwriting guitarist and an edgy but stoic lead singer—created some of the finest records rock and roll has ever heard: Tommy, Who’s Next? and Quadrophenia, among them. As they begin their fiftieth year of playing—down two founding members but still soldiering on—Relix honors their work both in the studio and onstage with the help of longtime music journalists, fellow artists and even Pete Townshend himself.
“Hallelujah,” The World’s Greatest Cover
In his new book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah,” veteran rock scribe and Relix contributor Alan Light explores the legacy of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” one of contemporary music’s most enduring songs. Throughout the years, everyone from punk rockers to pop stars have recorded Cohen’s classic but no one has owned the song quite like Jeff Buckley has. In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Light looks back on the roots of “Hallelujah” and, through interviews with Bono, Glen Hansard and many others, explores how one of music’s tragic heroes revitalized the song.
Jim James: Shadows & Light
Although Jim James started My Morning Jacket as a solo project, the Louisville, Ky.-based rockers have quickly grown into a full-on band capable of rocking both Bonnaroo and Madison Square Garden. Almost 15 years since the release of My Morning Jacket’s James-centric debut The Tennessee Fire —and with a few star-studded super groups under his belt—James has the solo itch again. But instead of recording an album of stripped-down acoustic material or demo-like solo musings, James’ Regions of Light and Sound of God embraces his full kaleidoscope of sounds. During a recent trip to New York, James sat down with Wes Orshoski, opening up about his musical past, solo aspirations and the future of one of America’s best bands.
Marco Benevento: Home on The Fringe
During the past decade, Marco Benevento has explored the often-busy intersection of jam-rock, indie-pop, groove-oriented jazz and egoless avant-garde music with his breakthrough Benevento-Russo Duo and, more recently, with his own trio. He’s toured with rock royalty, played in bands with most of the members of Phish and released three hipster-approved albums. With his fourth and potentially career-defining solo studio recording TigerFace, Benevento meshes his varied influences into a seamless, utterly originally blend of experimental pop that may finally bring him to the masses. Executive Editor Mike Greenhaus spent time with Benevento at his Upstate New York home and found out what’s next for one our of the scene’s brightest stars.
Plus: Aaron Neville, Larry Bloch, Jim Dolan, The Lee Boys, The Infamous Stringdusters, Kinky Friedman, Bunny Marrett, Rosie Flores, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and much more!
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The Howlin’ Brothers take to the Relix rooftop and share a song they wrote with Warren Haynes.
Beth Hart shares the opening track from her latest album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, live at Relix.
Jamie Lidell sets up in the Relix boiler room and delivers a tune from his 2005 album Multiply
Duane Trucks is happy to announce his new project, King Lincoln. Watch them perform “Coffee” live and acoustic at Relix’s Online-Video Coordinator’s loft in Williamsburg.
Here’s another song from Crystal Bowersox’s new record All That For This, live at Relix.
WYATT share a song in the famed Relix boiler room.
Goodnight, Texas share a song from their latest studio album, A Long Life of Living, live at Relix.
Warren Haynes performs a solo, acoustic version of “Railroad Boy” and explains how he adapted the traditional Celtic song for Gov’t Mule, backstage at the Hangout Music Festival.
Australia’s Alpine recently made their NYC debut at the Relix office with this song from their new album A is for Alpine.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
- God Street Wine with Warren Haynes "Sweet Little Angel" (Live 1996)
- The Howlin’ Brothers "Big Time"
- Primus in Toronto
- Twice "The Joker" on Saturday at Bonnaroo (Gov’t Mule and Jack Johnson)
- The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Dead Hot In Motion
- Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
- Visions of Bonnaroo Thursday (ALO, Jack Johnson, Polyphonic Spree, Allen Stone…)
- Deer Tick Share "The Rock"
- Interlocken Confirms Daily Lineups, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Punch Brothers, Keller & The Keels and More Added
- Mumford and Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Show, Summer Tour
- Ed Helms: Bonnaroo, Banjos and a Bit of Phish
- Robert Hunter Will Return to the Stage for Eight Shows
- Warren Haynes to Play Jerry Garcia’s Wolf on Symphony Tour
- Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Song
- Jack Is Back: Jack Johnson Talks Bonnaroo, ALO and New Album
- Patty Griffin in Boston
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll