Archive for March 4th, 2012

Ronnie Montrose, dead at 64 after bout with cancer, remembered as 'one of the all time greats'

Ronnie Montrose died Saturday after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Aja” (1977)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Aja” (1977)

Some might dismiss “Aja” as strictly as some snobby, high-falutin’ jazz song, but “Aja” represents the artistic apex of Steely Dan.

Andrew Bird, “Eyeoneye” (2012): One Track Mind

With “Eyeoneye,” Andrew Bird finds a great middle ground between the rather over-earnest sound of his early solo records and the broader ambitions of his old band Bowl of Fire.

Half Notes: Mastodon – Leviathon (2004)

After the blast of intensity and creativity of Remission, fans expected nothing less than more of the same. Oddly, Leviathon does not deliver and listeners are the better off for it.

Bowerbirds – The Clearing (2012)

Having weathered all kinds of bad luck and bad times – including, but limited to, breaking up, serious illness and having their dog hit by a car – Beth Tacular and Phil Moore reconvened for another go at Bowerbirds.