Archive for October 17th, 2012

May Stands Still – When You Come Home (2012)

May Stands Still – When You Come Home (2012)

Emily Herndon, in her forthcoming full-length debut as May Stands Still, refuses to play to the hushed fragility that’s become the folkie-ingenue stereotype — forcing us to hear her songs in a whole new way.

Hardcoretet – Do It Live (2012)

Hardcoretet – Do It Live (2012)

Bring up the word “hard core” to describe music and most people might think you’re referring to “hardcore punk” or “hardcore techno”, or any music with a louder, primitive edge to it.

‘No joke; that actually happened’: Wolfgang Van Halen discusses incident in hotel lobby with One Direction

‘No joke; that actually happened’: Wolfgang Van Halen discusses incident in hotel lobby with One Direction

Wolfgang Van Halen, filling in on Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo tour, says he arrived in Birmingham, England to a rude welcome — and from the British singing group One Direction, no less.

‘I have a song that I really love’: Stevie Nicks says momentum could be building for new Fleetwood Mac recording

‘I have a song that I really love’: Stevie Nicks says momentum could be building for new Fleetwood Mac recording

Fleetwood Mac fans not only have a promised tour to look forward to, but perhaps new music as well.

Something Else! Interview: Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship

Something Else! Interview: Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship

Craig Chaquico is ready to rock again — or more specifically blues-rock again. After years of work as a best-selling acoustic artist, the former Jefferson Starship guitarist has dug back into his earliest influences.

The Ventures – Wild Things! (1966; 2012 reissue)

The Ventures – Wild Things! (1966; 2012 reissue)

Formed in 1959, the Ventures were one of the most influential acts of the pre-British Invasion era. Specializing in electric guitar instrumentals, the Tacoma, Washington band inspired troops of kids to slip on six-strings

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (2012)

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (2012)

Ragged and raw, then as suave as a velvet wide-brimmed hat, Gary Clark Jr.’s long-awaited full-length debut is so eclectic as to make the term sound somehow confining and staid.

The Chandler Travis Three-O – This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater (2012)

OK, so I just got done reading this impossibly stupid article (which I refuse to link to because, yes, it’s that stupid) about how jazz music isn’t popular because the artists are not writing music that the kids want to hear