Archive for February 14th, 2014

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

It’s a time of consolidation for Joe Louis Walker, an attacking blues guitarist who has, forever it seemed, been the best modern player to never get his due. That changed in a big way with 2012’s aptly named Alligator debut, Hellfire.

‘You know how it is with brothers’: Inside the life-long friendship that is Hall and Oates

‘You know how it is with brothers’: Inside the life-long friendship that is Hall and Oates

Hall and Oates will gather again for another round of tour dates later this month, reuniting after a period that’s seen John Oates issue a series of solo songs and Daryl Hall return with a new season of Live from Daryl’s House. That time apart, if anything, seems to strengthen this bond, Oates says.

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

Deep Beatles: “Cry Baby Cry” from The Beatles (1968)

John Lennon may have called it “a piece of rubbish,” but “Cry Baby Cry” symbolizes one of Lennon’s more underrated compositions. Written while in India, “Cry Baby Cry” serves as a twisted nursery rhyme, and he would return to the motif years later on Double Fantasy’s “Cleanup Time.” The 1968 tune landed on the White Album, and still intrigues withRead More

Claire Clube and Anne Heaton – Dora (2014)

There are turning points in life that don’t announce themselves. That is, you won’t realize what has happened until long after the fact.

Matt Newton – Within Reach (2014)

Powerful pianists can often be impressive, but I’m more impressed if a pianist never has to mash the pedal to capture my ears.

The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band go on sale this morning at 10AM.

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