Archive for February 20th, 2012

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, "Easy Money" (2012)

It has been announced that tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album Wrecking Ball will be streamed from various sites, one new song per day. Today sees the release of “Easy Money,” streaming at the News page at Backstreets.com.

Beach Boys about half finished with highly anticipated studio reunion project

After years of very public squabbles, the Beach Boys appear to be working in perfect harmony again. The reunited group — including founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with legacy members Bruce Johnston and David Marks — is about half finished on a long-waited new studio recording.

Heart bursts into 2012 with new album, box set, autobiography and concert dates

After issuing just one album — 2004’s Jupiter’s Darling — between 1993 and 2010, Heart is now set to release its second studio project in two years. Frantic, due this fall, follows 2010’s Red Velvet Car. But that’s not all.

Santana/Journey cofounder Gregg Rolie to make appearance at New York City’s Iridium

Gregg Rolie, co-founder of a pair of multi-platinum supergroups in Santana and Journey, will make a two-night solo appearance at the famed Iridium in New York City in March.

Jack White prepares for busy March, with appearance on SNL and first solo headliner shows

March will be a busy month for Jack White, as he launches his solo career away from the White Stripes.

New Music Monday: Santana and Sinead O'Connor, Don Byron and Blue Öyster Cult

New Music Monday beings another truckload of interesting releases, not least of which are Cursive, Don Byron, Mona and Sinead O’Connor

Forgotten series: Girl – Sheer Greed (1980)

Often, when we do a Forgotten Series item on Something Else! Reviews, it focuses on an overlooked record from a band that most everyone is familiar with.

Half Notes: T.S. (Sean) Bonniwell – Close (1969; 2012 reissue)

What a trip this is, the lone and long-forgotten album from Sean Bonniwell, or T.S., or whatever. Best known as leader of the 1960s American garage-rock band the Music Machine, he’d briefly established a reputation for fuzzy-guitared, Farfisa-organed sides like the Top 20 hit “Talk Talk.” You hear, in the best of it, an early infrastructure for punk. Don’t comeRead More

One Track Mind: The Squires of the Subterrain, "Idling in the Sun" (2012)

For the past two decades, the Squires of the Subterrain has been putting out some of the coolest sounds one could hope to experience.

Half Notes: Sinead O'Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (2012)

Amazingly, next year marks the 25th anniversary of Sinead O’Connor’s career-making debut, 1987’s The Lion and the Cobra. Unfortunately, other than a memorable cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” her subsequent public life has been notable more for controversy and tabloid headlines (the Pope thing on SNL; public bouts with depression; the recent on-again, off-again, on-again nuptials) than anyRead More