Archive for October 30th, 2012

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Desert Island Discs: Guitar Record Edition

Stuck on a desert island, you’re going to want to rock every once in a while, right? That’s where this string-bending, axe-swinging, fretboard-melting, amp-blowing list comes in.

Paul Kelly – Spring and Fall (2012)

Paul Kelly – Spring and Fall (2012)

It’s all well and good, these love songs from Paul Kelly. But then, maybe inevitably, it all goes to shit — and that’s when Spring and Fall starts to get good.

Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Stellar Pulsations (2012)

Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Stellar Pulsations (2012)

Since Rob Mazurek had jumped headlong into electro-acoustic jazz and generally positioning himself on the fringes of both jazz and rock, he’s rarely looked back at the straight post-bop of his early career, at least not so with the same approach.

Tired of “Stairway to Heaven”? Other recommended moments from upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues

Tired of “Stairway to Heaven”? Other recommended moments from upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues

Forget the reunion so many had hoped for when the surviving members of Led Zeppelin held a news conference recently. Turns out it was only to promote a new concert film. But, wait, there’s more