Archive for December 11th, 2012

The Band’s Garth Hudson is at work on a new project, marking his 75th year

The Band’s Garth Hudson is at work on a new project, marking his 75th year

Garth Hudson, fresh off an emotional concert tribute to the fallen voices of the Band, has begun work on a new musical project — and this one promises to be even more personal.

Something Else! salutes 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush, Heart, Randy Newman

The 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been finalized, and Rush, Public Enemy and Heart are among the new members.

Former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball to tour again with singers from Chicago, Journey and Rainbow

Former Toto frontman Bobby Kimball to tour again with singers from Chicago, Journey and Rainbow

The tireless Bobby Kimball has just returned from a South American tour, and already he’s got plans for another series of concert appearances — this time on the other side of the world.

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips – Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams (2012)

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips – Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams (2012)

Co-founding guitarist Anthony Phillips left Genesis more than four decades ago, and on the newly released Private Parts and Pieces XI: City of Dreams, he may have never sounded further away.

Chris Greene Quartet – A Group Effort (2012)

I love to discuss the “outside” jazz artists who are way out on the cutting edge of the genre, but the cold hard truth is that the best hope for expanding the shrunken audience for jazz comes from the crossover guys.

The JAC – I See Things Differently: Greatest Xmas Hits Vol. 1 (2012)

It’s that time of the year again, when holiday songs are beamed from every nook and cranny conceivable, be it chestnuts roasting over an open fire at a taco joint, or dreaming of a white Christmas in a dentist office

Mark Saleski’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

What a year. Several metric tons of great music passed through my ears but somehow I managed to remember almost none of it. Too busy. Too worried. Too distracted. Being so caught up in my own thoughts caused most of sound to bounce right off.