Archive for December 12th, 2013

Mechanix – New World Underground (2013)

New World Underground is already the Nuremberg trash metal band Mechanix’s third album, and we’ve come to expect certain things: Namely, groovy and melodic metal songs.

On Second Thought: Thee Attacks – That’s Mister Attack To You (2010)

A fantastic debut album, That’s Mister Attack to You is an all-original group of songs that are so immediately catchy, dynamic, and powerful that they saturate the grooves.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Stick Men, Paul McCartney

Artists reclaimed their thrones in 2013, did things they were supposed to do in the way they were supposed to do them. Sounded, if nothing else, like their very own glorious selves.

Calvin Keys – Electric Keys (2013)

There aren’t a whole lot of guitarists who can claim fitting in with big names as diverse as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Smith and Bobby Hutcherson, but super sideman Calvin Keys has been there, done that.

‘A magical guitar for me’: After a long journey, hitmaking Hall and Oates instrument is back

‘A magical guitar for me’: After a long journey, hitmaking Hall and Oates instrument is back

Remember the video for “I Can’t Go For That”? It’s there. Live Aid? There, too. Early TV performances of “Rich Girl” and “Sara Smile”? Yep. But whatever happened to John Oates’ modified ’58 Strat?

The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band begin turning away from the enveloping narrative worlds that defined their first albums to deal with the very real issues of their lives.

Something Else! sneak peek: Adrenaline Mob, “Come On Get Up,” from Men of Honor (2014)

So, what will the Mike Portnoy-less Adrenaline Mob sound like? Well, pretty much like the version of the band with Portnoy, but perhaps even less interesting.