John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview

John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview

September 30, 2014

A Something Else! interview with John Kelly, the busy actor, musician and UK activist for the disabled.

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

September 13, 2014

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

September 30, 2014

‘Magic’ finds Sergio Mendes crossing boundaries once again with an album that will appeal to multiple generations.

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

September 30, 2014

‘Magic’ finds Sergio Mendes crossing boundaries once again with an album that will appeal to multiple generations.

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.”

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

September 28, 2014

We return to a key, lesser-heard moment from John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges,’ released 40 years ago this weekend.

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

September 30, 2014

Roger Waters left Pink Floyd almost 30 years ago. But their new album has led to new questions about his involvement in the group.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

September 26, 2014

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Guitar Solos

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Guitar Solos

September 28, 2014

Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron select their fave five guitar solos from the band is synonymous with iconic guitar solos.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

September 23, 2014

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

John Lennon, “Nobody Loves You [When You're Down and Out]” (1974): Deep Cuts

September 28, 2014

We return to a key, lesser-heard moment from John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges,’ released 40 years ago this weekend.

Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014): Something Else! exclusive stream

Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014): Something Else! exclusive stream

September 29, 2014

Devon Allman puts an Allman Brothers groove on this Lee Roy Parnell tune, while remaining very much his own man.

Willow Willow – Listening To Music (2014)

Willow Willow – Listening To Music (2014)

September 16, 2014

This makes you remember why you enjoy music in the first place.

Daniel Lanois, “Iceland” from Flesh and Machine (2014): One Track Mind

Daniel Lanois, “Iceland” from Flesh and Machine (2014): One Track Mind

September 30, 2014

Daniel Lanois’ “Iceland” is unutterably beautiful at one turn, dark and humid the next

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

September 30, 2014

Mashmakhan’s “As The Years Go By” was a quirky cross-pollination of flower-power pickings, the Zombies and Deep Purple.

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

September 29, 2014

The Foundations’ ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ didn’t just aspire to Motown’ classic sound. They captured it.

Almost Hits: Jackson Browne, “In the Shape of a Heart” from Lives in the Balance (1986)

Almost Hits: Jackson Browne, “In the Shape of a Heart” from Lives in the Balance (1986)

March 18, 2014

Jackson Browne’s 1986 single “In the Shape of a Heart” was a big hit in certain circles. It went to No. 10 on the adult contemporary chart, but rose to only No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.