Archive for November 8th, 2013

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – Under the Covers Vol. 3 (2013)

A lot of the charm of this series’ initial two volumes — which focused first on the 1960s and then the ’70s — was in hearing these two delve back into found sounds from outside their own era.

‘We whooped it up’: Bob Dylan session meant switching to trumpet for Nashville legend

A veteran of countless sessions, Nashville legend Charlie McCoy is perhaps best known for his work on harmonica. So how did he end up on trumpet with Bob Dylan?

‘He brought the voice’: Journey’s Neal Schon remembers how Steve Perry changed everything

‘He brought the voice’: Journey’s Neal Schon remembers how Steve Perry changed everything

Steve Perry’s arrival with Journey in 1978 didn’t immediately translate into huge radio airplay, but co-founder Neal Schon says he could tell from the beginning that things were changing.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall – Chamaeleon (2013)

Whenever I encounter a band with nonconformist guitarist Edward Ricart in it — whether it’s Matta Gawa, Hyrrokkin or the Edward Ricart-Nick Millevoi Quartet — something exciting is going on.

Exclusive stream: Michael Des Barres, “My Baby Saved My Ass; I Dont Need No Doctor; Bang A Gong” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Michael Des Barres, “My Baby Saved My Ass; I Dont Need No Doctor; Bang A Gong” (2013)

Hard on the heels of a well-received 2012 studio effort Carnaby Street, Michael Des Barres took the stage at Hollywood’s Viper Room — never intending to issue a live album from the date.

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Mats Gustafsson is bonkers — and I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

The Friday Morning Listen: Dot Wiggin Band – Ready! Get! Go! (2013)

I had my thoughts all in a row, ready to wax prophetic about the 40th anniversary of Springsteen’s The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle.

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