Archive for December 20th, 2011

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney, "My Valentine" (2011)

Check out the lead single from Paul McCartney’s as-yet-untitled new standards set. “My Valentine,” with a guest appearance by Eric Clapton, is one of the project’s two original compositions.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011: Rock and Pop

This year’s rock and pop list is a heady mix of the old (Paul Simon, Lindsey Buckingham) and the new (the Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie).

The Ventures – The Ventures' Christmas Album (1965)

I am ashamed to admit that I’d never owned a copy of The Ventures’ Christmas Album, until a few years ago when I wandered into Bull Moose Music in Portland, Maine

Darren Johnston's Gone To Chicago – The Big Lift (2011)

As I write this, the power fails at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park just prior to kickoff of the Niners/Steelers Monday night football game. But as I am also listening to Frisco-based trumpeter Darren Johnston, I’m hearing lights-out music.

2011 Year In Review: Remembering Notable Deaths in Music

Here’s a look back in tribute to some of the notable figures in music who died in 2011, broken down by the month in which they passed.