Archive for April 30th, 2013

Fleetwood Mac – Extended Play EP (2013)

The center point of this new Fleetwood Mac EP is a track thought lost from the Buckingham-Nicks era, a song that once might have just been about being in love but now billows with a very mature sense of acceptance.

One Track Mind: Michael McDonald and Robben Ford, “Judgement Day” from Unfinished Business (2013)

If your complaint about Michael McDonald’s brand of city-slicker soul, dating all the way back to the Doobie Brothers, was that it lacked a certain grease-popping earthiness, “Judgement Day” certainly bolsters the argument.

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.

Sasha Papernik – Victory (2013)

Sasha Papernik isn’t the first person to attempt to untangle the verities of love in song. Yet Victory, a dark and dangerous piece of noir-inspired songcraft, lures you in anyway.

Almost Hits: The Monroes, “What Do All The People Know” (1982)

Almost Hits: The Monroes, “What Do All The People Know” (1982)

From San Diego, California came the Monroes, whose impossibly infectious “What Do All The People Know” stalled at the #59 spot on the national charts in the spring of 1982.

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

‘Feeling rejuvenated and inspired’: Journey’s Neal Schon at work on new music with Chickenfoot, Jan Hammer

Guitarist Neal Schon is returning to some familiar 1980s-era musical associations — though neither of them are Journey. Instead, he’s rekindling associations from the days of HSAS, and Schon and Hammer.

One Track Mind: David’s Angels, “Rid Of You,” from What It Seems (2013)

The allure of Danish-Swedish quartet David’s Angels comes from their uneasy truce among chanteuse jazz, avant-Prog and indie rock, and the tension that creates

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