Archive for September 1st, 2012

Missing Cats – Larry Brown Amen (2012)

Named for the late Oxford, Miss., writer Larry Brown, the Missing Cats aspire to the same kind of brutally honest storytelling, set inside a deeply involving mixture of American roots music that once propelled the Band’s best sides.

Best of August 2012: Readers pick Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Scrapomatic

A timely sit down with Steve Lukather, just as he and Toto were ramping up for a summer jaunt through Europe, not only powered its way to the top of the August reader poll, it became the most-read item in Something Else! Reviews history.

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – No New Tunes (2012)

The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable guerrilla jazz with his Big Five Chord quintet. No New Tunes follows up on last year’s Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!

One Track Mind: Eric Van Aro, "I’m Not Anyone" (2012)

Stripped of its typical grandiosity, Paul Anka’s “I’m Not Anyone” becomes a far more emotionally complex tribute to the late Sammy Davis Jr., in the hands of jazz vocalist Eric Van Aro.