Archive for June 23rd, 2011

Something Else! sneak peek: John Wetton with Robert Fripp, "Raised in Captivity" (2011)

On a break between reunion tours with UK and Asia, John Wetton rejoined his former King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp for the standout title track on his forthcoming Frontiers Records release Raised in Captivity.

Harrison Bankhead – Morning Sun Harvest Moon (2011)

As far as I can tell, Chicago bassist Harrison Bankhead doesn’t have a publicist or a website, and he hasn’t hauled a large band around Europe playing Curtis Mayfield songs. He does, however, have a record out at long last.

Half Notes: Cheap Trick – Rockford (2006)

by Tom Johnson Rockford never lets me down. There’s not a bad moment on the entire disc. In fact, the band seems to act as if the dark days of the mid-late 80s never occurred. It’s as if they picked up where Next Position Please left off. Rockford is fresh, invigorating, and surprisingly new sounding from a band that shouldn’tRead More

Gimme Five: Lenny White on "Vulcan Worlds," "Bitches Brew," "Sofistifunk," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Lenny White, drummer with fusion-rock pioneers Return to Forever.

Half Notes: John Doe – A Year In The Wilderness (2007)

by Mark Saleski Yes, we know that the old methods of music delivery (read: the radio) are broken. This keeps some amazing music away from people’s ear. A happy accident (no Buffalo Tom CDs) at a similarly broken bookstore made me buy this record. It has been played to death ever since. Songs like “The Golden State” and “A LittleRead More