Archive for August 10th, 2013

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Download: Mike Keneally – Free EP Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Mike Keneally has not one but two new live EPs out, and better still — they’re free for download through his web site.

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

For all of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky antics on stage, many of his most recognizable songs — from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’” and “Jump” to his solo version of “Just a Gigolo”/”I Ain’t Got Nobody” — have a darker edge.

One Track Mind: Jann Klose, “Song to the Siren” from Mosaic (2013)

Jann Klose’s newly released album Mosaic confirms his rising reputation as an interpretive friend to the legacies of Tim Buckley and his son Jeff.

‘I thought it was a great song’: Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

‘I thought it was a great song’: Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’

Recorded during the sessions for 1980’s Keepin’ the Summer Alive, the heretofore-unreleased “Goin’ to the Beach” has been brought to life all over again.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Round Trip / Broadway Blues” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Round Trip / Broadway Blues” (1976)

Bright Size Life concludes with Pat finally tipping his hand on his love for Ornette Coleman.

‘I’m the stick in the mud’: Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

‘I’m the stick in the mud’: Poncho Sampedro nixes future Crazy Horse projects without Neil Young

As Frank “Poncho” Sampedro recovers from a hand injury that nixed the remaining European dates on Crazy Horse’s on-going tour with Neil Young, don’t expect him to start entertaining thoughts of a separate project.

Worldservice Project – Fire in a Pet Shop (2013)

Mixing punk rock, swinging jazz, whack jazz and funk isn’t some new concept but it’s rare enough that it makes your ears perk up when you hear it, and for some (like uh, me) get a charge out of it.

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Follow Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole for the latest from Chicago’s Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! Reviews’ own Kit O’Toole once again brings you all the latest from this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago, highlighted by her appearance in a pair of interesting panel discussions.

Candice Russell – So Much More (2013)

Candice Russell’s So Much More, which kicks off with a jet-propelled gust of optimism in its title track, might occasionally detour into hard times but it remains determinedly, joyously upbeat.

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