Archive for March 21st, 2013

The Waterboys – An Appointment with Mr. Yeats (2013)

You could be forgiven for not believing that a new project based on the work of Irish poet William Butler Yeats might be the rocking-est, modern-est thing the Waterboys have put out in some 25 years. But it is.

‘Very special stuff’: Billy Sherwood polishes up some final sessions by Peter Banks for Prog Collective 2

Producer Billy Sherwood is substantially finished with the star-flecked Prog Collective 2, which will include some of the final recordings of Peter Banks, the original Yes guitarist who passed earlier this month.

Dave Haskell Group – Pivot Point (2013)

Dave Haskell is back, which is undoubtedly significant news for longtime followers of the San Francisco Bay Area’s jazz and blues scenes. And if you’re a fusion fan from any other locale, then let me tell you why that should be significant to you, too.

The Eddies – Gonna Sing About This (2013)

A trio from Southern California, the Eddies include twin brothers, Dean and Dale, who share lead vocals and play bass and guitar respectively, while Len Curiel is the drummer.

Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (2013)

Spock’s Beard – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (2013)

The addition of new vocalist Ted Leonard, late of the band Enchant, has brought Spock’s Beard back to its complex but consistently upbeat roots with Neal Morse.