Archive for January, 2013

Kevin Eubanks – The Messenger (2013)

Now two years removed from his fifteen year stint leading the Tonight Show band for Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks makes his second post-Leno album The Messenger.

Forgotten series: Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

In 1990, Judas Priest was coming out of something of a tough period. After recording metal classics like British Steel and Screaming for Vengeance in the early 1980s, they had released the polarizing Turbo

Something Else! sneak peek: Yoko Ono, “Hold Me” from ONO.MIX (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Yoko Ono, “Hold Me” from ONO.MIX (2013)

Yoko Ono’s newest single “Hold Me” has arrived, continuing her on-going dance-focused ONO.MIX project — this time with Dave Aude, a well-traveled composer and producer.

Tim Green – Songs From This Season (2013)

The Music of Tim Green from Boat Safety Films on Vimeo. We’ve chatted up the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk saxophone competition a lot, and Jon Irabagon has managed to insert himself into a lot of vital jazz albums since his big win. You know, the guy who came in second isn’t so shabby, either.

‘It really takes a collective effort’: Replacing Brad Delp’s iconic vocals hasn’t been easy for Boston

‘It really takes a collective effort’: Replacing Brad Delp’s iconic vocals hasn’t been easy for Boston

As Boston continues on without the late vocalist Brad Delp, it is taking the equivalent of a small army of people to replace him on live dates.

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

Marillion is currently touring behind the well-received Sounds That Can’t Be Made, though you’d hardly know it based on radio airplay — even in their native England. Long-time guitarist Steve Rothery says that’s par for the course.

‘You’re always trying to push it a little bit higher’: After big year, Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to studio

‘You’re always trying to push it a little bit higher’: After big year, Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to studio

Derek Trucks is coming off a signature year, highlighted by a Grammy win for the Tedeschi Trucks Band and an appearance with wife Susan Tedeschi at the White House. They’ll return to the studio in February

Almost Hits: Squeeze, “Tempted” (1981)

Almost Hits: Squeeze, “Tempted” (1981)

Probably anyone between the ages of 40 and 60 would be surprised to learn that Squeeze’s most familiar song didn’t even crack the top 40 in the US, much less the top 20.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Texas Flood: Legacy Edition (2013)

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Texas Flood: Legacy Edition (2013)

All of the guitar gods were gone, or otherwise occupied. Drum machines had replaced stomping feet. There were synthesizers instead of someone slapping on the 88s. Into this unlikeliest of scenarios stepped Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Forgotten series: The Wailers – Livewire!!! (1999)

Not many artists can claim to having a hit single twice with the same song. But the Wailers from Tacoma, Washington accomplished such a rare feat.