Archive for November 10th, 2011

J.J. Grey and Mofro – Brighter Days (2011)

Mofro’s humid grooves, chicken-fried rhythms and finger-licking riffs might lure you to the table, but it’s JJ Grey’s rib-sticking, story-building lyrics that fill you up. This concert CD adds crackling new life to both elements of their new-classic back-porch soul

Quicksilver – The Hermit (2010)

Even the average rock fan knows San Francisco, California, was a hotbed of musical activity in the 1960s. One of the most popular bands born in the City by the Bay during the historic flower power era was Quicksilver Messenger Service.

One Track Mind: Alex Brown, "Prologue" (2011)

Twenty-two year-old Alex Brown presented his debut album Pianist a couple of months ago with a big boost from his mentor of the last four years, Cuban-American sax giant Paquito D’Rivera. Sure enough, this record has the unmistakable flavor of Cuba

Forgotten series: Drive-By Truckers – Pizza Deliverance (1999)

While some bands just aren’t cut out for life on the road, there are a few that call the singing of rolling tires music to the ears. The Drive-By Truckers embrace the latter.