Archive for March, 2011

The Bridge – National Bohemian (2011)

One was a teenaged hippie hobo who once toiled at an organic farm in Maui, the other a finance grunt for a white-collar firm. But a shared desire to create and play music brought Kenny Liner and Cris Jacobs together from polar opposite worlds to form The Bridge.

Gimme Five: Gregg Rolie on songs from Santana, Journey and his solo career

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Gregg Rolie, a founding member of Santana and then of Journey.

Pre-David Foster Era Chicago Songs: Gimme Five

Pre-David Foster Era Chicago Songs: Gimme Five

Early fans could be forgiven for barely recognizing Chicago by the 1980s, as fussy power ballads eventually flushed out the band’s signature horn sound.

Gregg Rolie, of Santana and Journey: Something Else! Interview

Gregg Rolie, of Santana and Journey: Something Else! Interview

Gregg Rolie discusses Santana and Journey, two legendary bands he co-founded, as well as his intimate solo EP ‘Five Days.’

One Track Mind: Al Di Meola, "Strawberry Fields" (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola, the former teen prodigy in Return to Forever, accomplishes an uncommon thing here, making something out of a cover attempt at the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky (2009)

So I was bored the other night and decided to flip through the on-demand offerings on the cable, and came across a short concert segment of Deep Purple doing “Space Truckin.”

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, "Highway Star" (1972)

When Faith No More disbanded in 1998, they released Who Cares A Lot, one of those annoying best-ofs that fans hate — all the hits they already owned in one form or another

Something Else! sneak peek: Nicholas Payton – Bitches (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Forgive me if I thought this was going to be trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s further ruminations on the turbulent brilliance of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. Instead, Payton really means it.

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band – Tear Chicago Down (2007)

by Mark Saleski It’s safe to say that when I was a kid, the idea of sitting down and listening to a blues record never entered my mind. Not very often anyway. Looking back on it now, this seems crazy.

Tom Waits – Glitter and Doom Live (2009)

by Mark Saleski You don’t have to look very hard to find all sorts of writing about Tom Waits. Much of it wanders around in the area of Waits’ past, his hard living, the drinking, smoking, the decayed hotel rooms. Some of that stuff is true, and some of it is about as useful as that old truss you foundRead More