Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

July 19, 2014

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Adam Nussbaum – Singular Curves (2014)

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Adam Nussbaum – Singular Curves (2014)

July 30, 2014

The two words “Swallow” and “Nussbaum” used in close proximity to each other instantly conjures up John Scofield’s best pre-Still Warm disc, Shinola. Scofield’s compositions and arrangements on that live set demanded much from his rhythm section, and his rhythm section delivered in spades.

Something Else! Interview: Jazz guitarist John Russell

Something Else! Interview: Jazz guitarist John Russell

July 1, 2014

“I’m not too much of a fan,” the free-form legend admits, “of the ‘jazz’ label.”

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca – La Rumba SoYo (2014)

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca – La Rumba SoYo (2014)

June 7, 2014

If you don’t feel the urge to move, you need to have your pulse checked.

WTF Wednesdays: Betraying the Martyrs, “Let It Go” from Phantom (2014)

WTF Wednesdays: Betraying the Martyrs, “Let It Go” from Phantom (2014)

July 30, 2014

A death-metal version of the signature song from Disney’s ‘Frozen’? Yep.

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

July 18, 2014

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

July 31, 2014

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

July 30, 2014

Decades later, Wolfe has launched a rejuvenated line-up of the Furys.