Archive for May 16th, 2013

One Track Mind: Mavis Staples, “You Can Get To That” from One True Vine (2013)

One Track Mind: Mavis Staples, “You Can Get To That” from One True Vine (2013)

With a smart assist from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples transforms Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That” from a sing-along slab of greasy-good uplift into this Americana-inflected groover.

Streams: The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Dinosaur” from Official Bootleg Live 2012 (2013)

Streams: The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Dinosaur” from Official Bootleg Live 2012 (2013)

In the closest we’re likely to get to new stuff any time soon from King Crimson, the alumni-filled Crimson ProjeKCt turns in a nervy, tensile live take on this cut from 1995’s Thrak.

The Howlin’ Brothers – Howl (2013)

To answer the obvious question, yes the Howlin’ Brothers do indeed howl on their major label debut called Howl. They also hoot, holler, bash away at banjos while fiddling as the barn burns down.

Something Else! sneak peek: Five Finger Death Punch with Rob Halford, “Lift Me Up” (2013)

I’ll grant that I’m only a casual fan of Five Finger Death Punch. I kind of liked the anger and heaviness of their first record Way of the Fist, but my interest waned.

‘It’s never been burned like that': Sammy Hagar on his reunion with Journey’s Neal Schon

‘It’s never been burned like that': Sammy Hagar on his reunion with Journey’s Neal Schon

Sammy Hagar is previewing an upcoming solo album that finds him reuniting with Journey’s Neal Schon. The two first worked together as members of HSAS in the early 1980s.

The Brand New Heavies – Forward (2013)

Last month we got a taste of UK acid jazzers The Brand New Heavies’ first release since 2006’s Get Used To It, and the advance single “Sunlight” signaled a pretty decent return.

‘A good way of telling people we’re back': Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

‘A good way of telling people we’re back': Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

Black Sabbath’s cameo last night on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” included the television debut of “End of the Beginning,” a song from their upcoming reunion disc 13.