Archive for February 3rd, 2014

Marco Machera, with Tony Levin, Markus Reuter + Pat Mastelotto – Dime Novels (2014)

In the two years since Marco Machera issued his solo debut One Time, Somewhere, he’s memorably appeared with Adrian Belew — and the connection pays off handsomely on this smartly conceived follow up. A trio of Belew bandmates (both in King Crimson and the offshoot Crimson ProjeKCt) appear on Dime Novels

Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Black Beehive (2014)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters burst onto to the live-music scene in the late 1980s with a heady sound best described as blues-based, loose and laid-back pop. More recently, however, they have been focused more on the rootsier sounds of Todd Park Mohr’s adopted hometown of Chicago.

Sly 5th Ave – Akuma (2014)

Akuma is the first album by rising saxophone star Sly 5th Ave, wrung from the sweat of him waiting tables in this self-financed album that’s been two years in the making.

Steve Perry fondly remembers his time with Journey: ‘They certainly brought a lot out of me’

Steve Perry fondly remembers his time with Journey: ‘They certainly brought a lot out of me’

As Steve Perry eases back into music after a cancer scare, he can’t help but look back fondly at the things he accomplished with Journey — even if a reunion still appears to be a remote possibility.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Further On (Up The Road)” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Further On (Up The Road)” (2002)

With that varied styles employed throughout The Rising, it was kind of refreshing to hear “Further On (Up The Road)” come blasting out of my speakers. Very little in the way of violins, mandolins, or anything else that might get in the way of the insistent bombast. But there was a problem: I didn’t really like the way it sounded.

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