Archive for January 4th, 2013

Triptet – Figure In The Carpet (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lcGp6XXHVY&w=420&h=315] The Seattle-based trio Triptet calls themselves “a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and percussion), Tom Baker (fretless guitar and effects), and Greg Campbell (percussion, french horn and cheap electronics).” I call them, simply, a trip.

Exclusive stream: Lisa Germano, “… And So On” from No Elephants (2013)

Often appearing on small labels with distribution problems, Lisa Germano hasn’t had as much luck as a solo artist as she has as a first-call fiddling side person. Her forthcoming release No Elephants makes the case for seeking her out again.

The Maharajas – In Pure Spite (2007): On Second Thought

The Maharajas – In Pure Spite (2007): On Second Thought

The Maharajas have released many consistent albums that do not disappoint, and ‘In Pure Spite’ is another one to add to your collection.

Steve Lukather and Billy Sherwood on Toto’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ ‘The Other Side,’ others: Deep Cuts

Steve Lukather and Billy Sherwood on Toto’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ ‘The Other Side,’ others: Deep Cuts

Maybe it shouldn’t have come as such a shock that Toto was really, really good. Yet, it did then – and, in many ways Steve Lukather says, it still does now.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968)

Are you one of those folks who picks music depending on your mood? You’re feeling sort of down so maybe you put on some Robert Johnson or Hank Williams? Maybe loneliness has set in and you need some Belle & Sebastian?

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