Archive for August 30th, 2012

Something Else! sneak peak: Shemekia Copeland, "Lemon Pie" (2012)

In an election year, there are a lot of political issues being discussed, argued, spun and distorted.

'No further surgeries are needed': New health scare for Eddie Van Halen, but it's not cancer

Eddie Van Halen’s health has forced his band to postpone a scheduled swing through Japan in November, but the good news is: It’s not a return of his cancer.

Bob Mould – Silver Age (2012)

Silver Age is that rarest of Bob Mould records: An unadorned, primal rocker, all bloody-knuckled riffs and flinty attitude with little or no introspection, much less sentiment. That makes sense, in many ways.

Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance (2012)

Patterson Hood is an aspiring novelist, destined to someday become the next William Faulkner. Well, maybe; his day job often gets in the way of that.

The Wife – Bad Habits (2012)

Complex and brutally honest, Swedish band the Wife’s Bad Habits delineates the hard journey we all make through this world, yet finds a way in the end to make peace with its most difficult moments.

Books: Street Player: My Chicago Story, by Danny Seraphine (2010)

Danny Seraphine served as the drummer for Chicago from 1967 to 1990. He may not be one of the more famous drummers in rock ‘n roll history but he is definitely on the list of the most respected skin beaters of the classic rock era.