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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tonight @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

Critics tend to go easy on late-period releases from rock ’n’ roll veterans—remember the infamous five-star, instant-classic review Rolling Stone gave Mick Jagger’s horrible 2001 album, Goddess in the Doorway? But more than any of his peers, Dylan has earned his recent accolades, releasing a quartet of sly, memorable albums beginning with 1997’s Time Out Of Mind that have not only done justice to his name, but have added to his legacy. Dylan’s latest, this April’s Together Through Life, is the...
04.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Now that's what we're talking about: Summerfest has announced Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson as the latest Marcus Amphitheater headliners; the two will split a July 1 bill that, with any luck, will find time for plenty of duets and collaborations. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m., priced at $59.50 (Red), $49.50 (Yellow) and $37.00 (bench), with a limited number of free lawn seats availab...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Online Exclusive

Another book on Bob Dylan? Clinton Heylin could justify Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan 1957-1973 (Chicago Review Press) by showing that so many previous books have been so bad. One motif running through Heylin's song-by-song assessment of the '60s bard is how little is really known about him and his muses. The puzzle is compounded by the bad reporting and spurious analysis...
12.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Folk legend Odetta passed away last night at age 77. Here's the canned Associated Press obituary; here's a more personal one from Idolator. Odetta experienced a slight but distinct resurgence several years ago, when a stunning clip of her singing "Water Boy" was featured in the Bob Dylan No Direction Home documentary alongside high praise of the singer. That Dylan so frequently cited O...
Monday, Dec. 1, 2008

Rediscovering a lost gem

During a recent interview regarding Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric (Simon & Schuster), a book that collects Bob Dylan's early-1960s writings inspired by Barry Feinstein's celebrity photographs, Dylan was asked, "Do you consider these poems?" He answered, "You'd probably have to ask some academician about that." In the introduction for Foto-Rhetoric, the wrong academic was queried. In the misleading and inaccurate essay prefacing the book, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins rightly declares that poetry is not...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Perhaps its quality control that accounts for Bob Dylan’s late-career critical resurgence. Since his 1997 comeback Time Out of Mind, Dylan has judiciously only released two studio albums, 2001’s Love and Theft and 2006’s Modern Times, both of which were sly, memorable and better for the wait. That’s not to say Dylan has left his diehards starving for new material, though. He recently released the eighth installment of his “Bootleg Series,” Tell Tale Signs. Compiled from mostly excellent unreleased material from the last decade and...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Nov. 6, Bob Dylan @ The Riverside Theater, 7:30 p.m. (sold out) Perhaps it’s quality control that accounts for Bob Dylan’s late-career critical resurgence. Since his 1997 comeback Time Out of Mind, Dylan has only released two studio albums, 2001’s Love and Theft and 2006’s Modern Times, both of which were sly...
09.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As part of his unofficial "Never Ending Tour," Bob Dylan used to roll through Milwaukee (and just about every other city) almost once a year, but as best I can tell it's been a long three years since Dylan last played the city. It's big news, then, that Dylan and his band will return to Milwaukee for a concert at the Riverside Theater on Nov. 6. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 3 at noon....
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

(Broadway), by Suze Rotolo

It could be worse. At least Suze Rotolo is a likable writer. Near the end of her memoir we finally get the story behind the famous album cover of Rotolo walking alongside Bob Dylan for the folk singer’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. A Freewheelin’ Time could have revealed something about the folk-blues revival of the early 1960s and its most enduring artist, but instead spends most of its pages on Rotolo’s artwork (including baubles that hang from ladies’ boots, rejected by Bloomingdale’s at the time) and politics (hanging out in Cuba back in the day and treating Dylan as a fan treats Dylan). We have a charming but boring person on a record jacket writing a book as though she was part of the album’s music. Credit Rotolo for her voice . . .
05.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
I was exasperated and intrigued by director Todd Haynes� unconventional account of Bob Dylan�s life and times and music when it opened last fall. I didn�t like I'm Not There, but didn�t reject it. I wasn�t entirely certain if I was unprepared for its unexpected form and approach to one of the most important musical artist�s of the last century or annoyed at what I took for pretentiousness. I wro...

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