Archive for December 28th, 2011

Something Else! Interview: Drummer Danny Seraphine, formerly of Chicago

Chicago co-founder Danny Seraphine is putting the finishing touches on his second album with California Transit Authority – which fashioned its name and its muscular jazz-rock approach from his old group’s initial sound

Half Notes: David Byrne – Big Love: Hymnal (2008)

The music that David Byrne has created, especially outside of the realm of the Talking Heads, has always resonated with me. Be it The Catherine Wheel, Music for the Knee Plays, or My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne seems to be able to draw musical influences in from all over the place to create something that’s very “other.”Read More

Phil Angotti and the Lazy Apple Orchestra – People and Places (2011)

I was initially introduced to the music of Phil Angotti back in the early 1990s through the irresistibly hooky little tunes he was cutting as the Idea.

Forgotten series: Tortoise and the Ex – In The Fishtank 5 (1999)

Tortoise is one of those bands that, once I locked into what was going on behind their music, I found that I understood what was going on in a lot of other bands I hadn’t really “gotten” up until then.