Archive for March 28th, 2014

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014)

After the more commercial hard rock approach on Karmacode in 2006 and the extremely poppy, but surprisingly enjoyable Shallow Life in 2009, Lacuna Coil returned to a bit darker sound for 2012’s Dark Adrenaline. The Italian rockers continue that trend on Broken Crown Halo.

Matt Slocum – Black Elk’s Dream (2014)

Matt Slocum had only been in NYC for a couple of years when he debuted as a leader with the impressive Portraits (2010).

David Hungate returns to Toto; Keith Carlock will tour with Steely Dan: ‘It seems the news is out’

Steve Lukather, in discussing some upcoming personnel moves for his band Toto, also confirmed a previously unannounced summer tour for Steely Dan.

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Deep Beatles: “I Need You,” from Help! (1965)

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to my last Deep Beatles column on “The Night Before,” this week shines the spotlight on another underrated Help! track: “I Need You,” an early George Harrison composition that still sounds haunting and airy.

On Second Thought: Jon Irabagon – It Takes All Kinds (2014)

If Foxy was a test of endurance, It Takes All Kinds is its continuation in the most expansive of senses.

Something Else! sneak peek: moe., “Blond Hair and Blue Eyes” from No Guts No Glory (2014)

Only a free-form improvisational group like moe. could start out with the aim of a barn-recorded acoustic album and somehow end up working with a producer who made his name in hip hop-circles.

The Friday Morning Listen: Material – Hallucination Engine (1981)

OK, so I read a (somewhat long-winded) review of the William S. Burroughs bio “Call Me Burroughs: A Life,” and dammit, it’s looking like I’ve got to place it on top of my to-be-read pile. Do I really need to dive into over 700 pages on the mad genius? The man who wrote “Naked Lunch”? Who hung around with theRead More