Archive for November 3rd, 2013

Steve Howe – Homebrew 5 (2013)

Steve Howe – Homebrew 5 (2013)

Steve Howe has probably never got the credit he deserved for his role in fashioning the legends of both Yes and Asia. The Homebrew series, whether intended or not, has done much to underscore his privotal role

One Track Mind: Asobi Seksu, “Trails” from Fluorescence (2011)

“Trails,” Asobi Seku’s paen to heartbreak and loss, seemed an odd choice for lead single from the band’s 2011 release Fluorescence. The melody threatens to catch, but never quite takes hold.

The Blockheads – Same Horse Different Jockey (2013)

The Blockheads – Same Horse Different Jockey (2013)

The Blockheads’ latest release, Same Horse, Different Jockey is an album which has taken the band in new directions, both musically and re-establishes the band at the top of their musical tree.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lunch With Gina” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lunch With Gina” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Pixeleen”) ||| ONWARD (“Everything Must Go”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Lunch with Gina” flies along in full funk/rock mode. Guitarist Hugh McCracken and Jon Herington gleefully play along with the rock solid back beat laid down by Keith Carlock on drums

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

‘I had never known before’: Mike Love says Beach Boys schism stretches back decades

The Beach Boys’ more recent interpersonal difficulties have been well documented, but Mike Love says the schism goes much further back — all the way to their hit-making heyday.

Jitterbug Vipers – Phoebe’s Dream (2013)

A patently weird, completely loveable group of retro-cool Austin hipsters, Jitterbug Vipers sounds like Norah Jones sitting in with Django Reinhardt.

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