Archive for May 2nd, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, others – Remembering Little Walter (2013)

The standard-bearing harp influence of Walter Jacobs — he established the vocabulary still used by nearly every amplified modern player — is well documented. This guest-packed concert tribute reminds you of his composing prowess, too.

‘Everybody brings their own thing': John Oates finds new inspiration away from Hall and Oates partnership

‘Everybody brings their own thing': John Oates finds new inspiration away from Hall and Oates partnership

For years, John Oates was known for his work with Daryl Hall. These days, he’s working with a dizzying array of big-name collaborators — from Vince Gill to Hot Chelle Rae, not to mention producers for Taylor Swift and Eric Clapton.

One Track Mind: The Gestures, “Run Run Run” (1964)

Same name, different spelling. Initially billed as the Jesters, this Mankato, Minnesota band earned a hefty helping of local applause prior to making their presence known in select areas about the country.

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years': David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years': David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

Daniel Bennett Group – Clockhead Goes To Camp (2013)

Whenever I describe a jazz artist as unique and eccentric, using odd meters and irregular note progressions, that means I’m describing a whack jazz artist about 99% of the time. Reedman Daniel Bennett on the hand belongs in that one percent.