Archive for May 1st, 2013

Jimmy Vivino on ’13 Live,’ Al Kooper and the Band’s indelible legacy: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Vivino on ’13 Live,’ Al Kooper and the Band’s indelible legacy: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Vivino’s connection with the Band runs deep, and it continues right through ’13 Live,’ which was recorded at Levon Helm’s rustic concert space.

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Originally released in 1975 on A&M Records, Armageddon proved to be the late great ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf’s last stand — and he really went out rockin.’ It must have come as a shock to his legacy fans

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Baby, you’re a Beatles fan: The monthly readers poll for April 2013 is dominated by Fab Four-related stuff — though, ultimately, Deep Purple’s terrific new effort topped the newest Something Else! list.

Austin Lounge Lizards – Home and Deranged (2013)

Missing longtime member Tom Pittman, but none of the knee-slapping fun, the Austin Lounge Lizards’ fizzy Home and Deranged takes on such typically topical subjects as airport patdowns, big-ego music stars, fat-cat bankers and government conspiracy theories.

Dan Hazlett – The Corner of My Eye (2013)

Midwesterner Dan Hazlett ambles out on The Corner of My Eye with a gently undulating cadence and an ever-so-comfy vocal on “The Alchemy of Fish,” beginning an album-long connection with every classic 1970s-era singer-songwriter type.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mystery Bear, “Epicycle” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mystery Bear, “Epicycle” (2013)

People who have a rigid conception of what music is (read: chords, harmony, melody) are often surprised to learn that musical inspiration can materialize from very unlikely sources

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