Archive for July 19th, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 16, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: After all these years, you’d think that Paul McCartney would find it difficult to surprise audiences anymore. Yet with each tour, he dusts off more Beatles and solo material and breathes new life into them.

Wes Montgomery – So Much Guitar! (1961; 2013 reissue)

Wes Montgomery – So Much Guitar! (1961; 2013 reissue)

Though it’s always existed in the shadow of Wes Montgomery’s earlier Incredible Jazz Guitar, there is much to recommend about this easy-swinging 1961 follow up for Riverside — beginning with his able young sideman Ron Carter.

Gunnelpumpers – Montana Fix (2013)

A lot of avant-garde bands will toss a bunch of disparate stuff together in hopes that they come up with exotic combinations that work. The Gunnelpumpers do that, too

The Friday Morning Listen: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Hearts Of Stone (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Hearts Of Stone (1978)

This summer, for New Englanders, has had an awful lot of summer in it. Maybe too much. Sure, we like to complain about it a lot but as I’ve said many times, we New Englanders reserve our right to bitch