Archive for August 29th, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow (2011)

You keep waiting for Lindsey Buckingham, the old rebel, to soften into middle-aged acceptance, to conform. This isn’t that record. Credit Buckingham for never trading true emotion for sentiment. Seeds We Sow is as hard eyed as it is musically ambitious

Derek Sherinian – Oceana (2011)

Derek Sherinian, known for his work both with Black Country Communion and Dream Theater, is a keyboardist. It’s worth repeating, under your breath, as the forthcoming guitar-heavy Oceana spins

Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (2006): Half Notes

by Tom Johnson An eclectic and, for lack of a better word, spazzy releases, Yo La Tengo’s Beat Your Ass actually worked because it lacked focus. Rather than get bogged down in one particular style, the band instead pretty much covered every bit of territory they have ever touched upon. It may seem a bit schizophrenic, but it makes forRead More

Kyle Eastwood – Songs From the Chateau (2011)

I’m no movie buff but I still vividly recall the Charlie Parker biopic Bird, with the central character portrayed so convincingly by actor Forest Whitaker and the film well directed by Clint Eastwood.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Spirit In The Night" (1973)

And now we have Greetings‘ cast of characters — Wild Billy, Killer Joe, Hazy Davy, G-Man, and Crazy Janey — heading out for a Saturday night of wild abandon up at Greasy Lake.