Have you seen the cover of the new Jackson Browne album? My God - he looks like the Dude from The Big Lebowski, which just might be intended. Time the Conqueror, his first album of new material in six years, is a collection of earnest, political folk music from an ancient hippie who, just like the Dude, didn't get the memo that the '60s died a long time back. Ten bucks says more than a few reviews are going to paint that very mage. But if sincerely caring makes Browne a relic, so be it. The guy looks around the country, doesn't like what he sees and writes a batch of tunes demanding some answers. Is that not the very mission of folk, punk, hardcore and even, to some extent, the blues?
Mon., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., 2008