Archive for June 8th, 2013

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

The progenitor of Americana jazz makes music that’s most directly inspired by a scenic crown jewel of Americana itself.

Grateful Dead – View from the Vault II: RFK Stadium, June 14, 1991 (2013)

Grateful Dead – View from the Vault II: RFK Stadium, June 14, 1991 (2013)

This lo-fi ’90s-era Grateful Dead concert holds lasting significance since it documents their intriguing collaboration with Bruce Hornsby.

Forgotten series: The Buoys – Golden Classics (1993)

Hailing from Pennsylvania, the Buoys visited the national Top 20 charts in the spring of 1971 with “Timothy” that sounded innocent enough, but ruffled feathers in certain corners.

‘My head was full of music’: Fellow ousted Beach Boys will join Brian Wilson on new album

‘My head was full of music’: Fellow ousted Beach Boys will join Brian Wilson on new album

A series of separate touring dates for ousted members of the Beach Boys is now turning into a new studio project led by band mastermind Brian Wilson. He’s working on both with Al Jardine and David Marks.

Fifth on the Floor – Ashes and Angels (2013)

Fifth on the Floor’s 2010 release Dark and Bloody Ground stands as one of the absolute best Southern rock albums of this generation.

‘They think they got it all’: Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry recovering from cancer scare

‘They think they got it all’: Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry recovering from cancer scare

Former MTV veejay Martha Quinn — a huge fan — recently posted a photo to Twitter when she ran into Steve Perry at a local farmer’s market. Fans were shocked to see a lengthy scar running up the long-retired ex-Journey frontman’s right cheek.

One Track Mind: Freddie Atlas, “Vain” from Dreams (2013)

Sounding a bit like Elton John if he’d gotten himself locked outside of an impressionistic art exhibit on a stormy night, “Vain” comes trickling in almost as if it’s atop a lazy stream

‘It didn’t work’: After departure from Nine Inch Nails, Adrian Belew refocuses on inventive solo project

‘It didn’t work’: After departure from Nine Inch Nails, Adrian Belew refocuses on inventive solo project

Having departed the Nine Inch Nails touring band, Adrian Belew is focusing on his long-awaited, ever-evolving new solo project “FLUX.” His contributions will still reportedly appear on the forthcoming NIN studio album.

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