Archive for December 6th, 2013

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

Books: The Beatles, All These Years: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn (2013)

The name “Mark Lewisohn” carries significant weight in the Beatles fan and scholar communities. During the 1980s and 1990s, the author published essential reference works for any Beatles enthusiast’s library.

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

Wow, do these Medway, England, fellas really pack a whallop! They impress me as a strong cross between the Jam and the Creation, with some freakbeat and mod flourishes. Really rockin’ the rafters here!

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

Powder Mill – Land of the Free (2013)

On its fourth studio album, Powder Mill delivers a rough-around-the-edges, nasty, gnarly blend of Southern rock and country that will certainly remind fans of fellow Ozark rockers Black Oak Arkansas.

Something Else! Interview: Singer Kosi

Akosua Gyebi is a singer with a wondrous voice and range. Her latest release One More Cup Of Coffee received some great reviews, and she is steadfastly making inroads into the music industry.

The Friday Morning Listen: Hugh Masekela – Hope (1994)

The Friday Morning Listen: Hugh Masekela – Hope (1994)

I look back at what went on in the 1990s and it seems like a completely different world. An impossible world.