Archive for September 7th, 2012

'Our history is going to continue': Peter Wolf discusses the ugly J. Geils Band lawsuit

The J. Geils Band isn’t stuck in any freeze frame, despite an ongoing dispute with a former namesake member. In fact, the legendary party band will return to their home state this weekend for an appearance at Boston’s House of Blues.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jeff Lynne – Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (2012)

All 12 tracks of Jeff Lynne’s forthcoming solo redo of the Electric Light Orchestra’s greatest hits are available for preview at elo.biz. Are they imaginative new takes or simply redundant covers? You decide.

Deep Beatles: "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" (1968)

Would the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album (otherwise known as the White Album) have been stronger as a single-disc work? Was it as fragmented and disjointed as critics then claimed?

'The magic of music': An encouraging sign for Journey fans, as Steve Perry signs new deal

Another sign that Steve Perry may be readying his first solo project since leaving Journey in the 1990s comes with his signing of a new exclusive deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group.

New, delectable whack jazz impurities from New Atlantis Records (2012)

Whenever I listen to any music by New Atlantis Records, it feels like the spirit of the original ESP-Disk Records departed New York, went west

Steve Forbert – Over With You (2012)

Still witty, if a little more weathered, Steve Forbert returns with a full-band album marked by this notable spaciousness. There’s a thrilling willingness to let things play out.

The Friday Morning Listen: Roy Eldridge – 1957 "Live" (1957)

So it’s late and TheWife™ has gone to bed early and, because I’m kinda tired, I decide it would be a good idea to watch a movie instead of read. It seemed like a good choice at the time. My eyes were more than a little burned out from work so maybe a little passive entertainment would be the thing.Read More