Archive for January 7th, 2013

‘I can’t think of a better axiom': Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

‘I can’t think of a better axiom': Beer-swilling David Lee Roth talks Van Halen’s ‘Stay Frosty,’ and a certain tattoo

David Lee Roth celebrates, in his own inimitable way, a No. 16 ranking for Van Halen’s “Stay Frosty” on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the Top 10 songs for 2012: By drinking a tall boy beer and discussing a favorite tattoo.

The Mavericks – In Time (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhGJS_oHLSI&w=500&h=305] There was a news item making the internet rounds last summer that, by September 2012, the Mavericks were going to release In Time, their first studio album of new material since 2003’s self-titled effort. Well, September came and went

Ryan Blotnick – Solo, Volume 1 (2013)

Dreams of Chloe by Ryan Blotnick Ryan Blotnick, as noted here before, is an up-and-comer guitarist already whose made a lot of dents in the NYC jazz scene with stints in the bands of Pete Robbins & Centric, Michael Blake’s Free Association, The Leif Arntzen Band, The Michael Blake Band, Tyshawn Sorey’s Oblique, and the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, for starters.

New Music Monday: Joe Lovano, Iced Earth, A Fragile Tomorrow, Phil Anselmo, Jeff Beck, S.U.N.

A new year is finally, blessedly, bringing us some new music. After too long away, we’ve got new jazz, new indie pop, new metal and a sleighful of notable reissues to delve into.

Jamie and Steve – Imaginary Café (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saYNun-OW6E&w=500&h=305] For the past few years, Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel of the Spongetones have been moonlighting as a duo. Clinging tight the melody-matted pop rock essence their long-running North Carolina band is universally adored for

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Tougher Than The Rest” (1987)

For a couple of seconds, I waited for it. Kick drum. Snare. Repeat. Here it comes…here it comes… And so it did. The cheese. Oh, the cheese.