Archive for July 24th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

John Waite’s scorching just-released concert souvenir Live: All Access gives us a chance to talk about past successes — from the Babys and Bad English to his newest studio effort, the aptly named Rough and Tumble

‘There’s nothing like it’: Al Jardine enthuses over new tour with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, David Marks

‘There’s nothing like it’: Al Jardine enthuses over new tour with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, David Marks

As a Beach Boys splinter group featuring original contributors Al Jardine, David Marks and Brian Wilson continues a summer tour, it’s stirring up a host of new memories.

On Second Thought: Joe Sample – Rainbow Seeker (1978)

On Second Thought: Joe Sample – Rainbow Seeker (1978)

So yesterday I read Matthew Shipp’s review of Keith Jarrett’s latest album Somewhere, or least ostensibly, it was a review.

Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz: ‘I was starting from square one’

Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz: ‘I was starting from square one’

When the Monkees initially began recording, sessions musicians filled in for the neophyte Micky Dolenz at the drums. When he decided to learn to play himself, things became even more difficult.

Moreland and Arbuckle – 7 Cities (2013)

Blues-rock music don’t normally lend itself to big themes, and the trio of Moreland & Arbuckle didn’t start out intending to have one, but when they got done finalizing the song roster for their latest release, they took a look at what they had and found one.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

We like to write about this stuff like we know what we’re talking about — the history of the artist, the process involved, the relationship between the two. Well, there are times when we don’t know what the hell is going on.

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