Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Opening their five-night residency at NYC’s Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds’ “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive. The rock legend waxed poetic about overlooked tracks while doling out the occasional mega hit, giving devotees and the …

The Doors: Light My Fire

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously playing a Fender keyboard with his left for the bass chords. Arguably no song better displayed his remarkable talent than the 1967 hit …

Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that’s sure to be a summer party anthem with “Dumb Disco Ideas”—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when they teamed up with frequent collaborator Ben Fries to make the video, which forgoes the twosome in favor of an NYC …