Archive for May 10th, 2013

Deep Beatles: “Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Trees]” (BBC version, 1963)

Concluding our three-week look at select BBC performances, Deep Beatles focuses on a memorable George Harrison performance: “Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees),” a rocker the Beatles had performed since their Hamburg days.

Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter – Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter (2013)

Steve Jenkins may be a bassist, but he’s seemed to have learned a lot from guitarists with which he’s worked, like, say, Vernon Reid and David Fiuczynski, in how to craft music around his chosen instrument and his style of playing it.

‘I’m excited to be alive': King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s  health scare

‘I’m excited to be alive': King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s health scare

As a new King’s X tour heads toward Texas, Jerry Gaskill continues to make a full recovery from last year’s horrifying health scare. He’s even readying a solo studio effort. “Very excited about that,” Gaskill says

The Del-Lords – Elvis Club (2013)

Always out of their time, the Del-Lords made a scruffy early-1980s debut in the age of synthesized MTV flashes in the pan. They return now with a suitably old-fashioned but similarly ageless amalgam of heartfelt lyrics and crunchy licks.

On Second Thought: A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls (1982)

On Second Thought: A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls (1982)

It’s time that certain critics got over the band’s name and the singer’s then-seagull haircut, and just listen to the music here without prejudice.

The Friday Morning Listen: Charles Bukowski – Hostage (1994)

The Friday Morning Listen: Charles Bukowski – Hostage (1994)

This weekend in Manchester, New Hampshire, teams of gaming enthusiasts will lock themselves in for 36 hours for a “board game hackathon,” also known as the NH Game Jam.