Archive for July 6th, 2011

Steve Cropper, of Booker T. and the MGs: Something Else! Interview

Steve Cropper, of Booker T. and the MGs: Something Else! Interview

Steve Cropper talks about key influences, and how a last-minute delivery charge almost derailed his legendary music career.

R.E.M. – Live (2007)

by Mark Saleski When R.E.M. toured on the Murmur record, they were the darlings of college radio. That’s certainly where I first heard them. “Radio Free Europe” and “Catapult” were getting a lot of airplay, and the band received some enthusiastic press reports

Something Else! sneak peek: Various artists – Abstract Logix Live (2011)

Fusion label Abstract Logix, which played host to the newly formed New Universe Festival last November in Raleigh, North Carolina, will issue a two-disc commemorative highlights package on July 19

Half Notes: Danny Cohen – We're All Gunna Die (2005)

by Tom Johnson Cohen works a kind of outsider-art aesthetic in his unusual pop-songs. Like Dylan at his most uncomfortably nasal, this is not for everyone, but the rewards for patient, open-minded listeners are great. Cohen’s a bit of a mystery; finding information on this guy is pretty tough. He’s been around since rock started, but only has a fewRead More

Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways (2006)

Four large letters printed across the top of a black and white photo on a CD cover: CASH. A picture of him sitting quietly, microphone hanging before him, head bowed, eyes closed and listening to the music track over headphones. Waiting for his cue to sing, it is hard to tell if the expression on his face is one ofRead More