Archive for May 7th, 2014

Something Else! sneak peek: The Bootleggers, “Hard Luck” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Bootleggers, “Hard Luck” (2014)

The impulse, of course, is to come in expecting the Kinks. To measure it against the Band. After all, the Bootleggers are led by the sons of Dave Davies and Robbie Robertson.

‘This is going to be the best Boston’: Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

‘This is going to be the best Boston’: Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

As Boston prepares to kick off a lengthy 2014 tour in June, Tom Scholz is sharing early praise for the current lineup, despite the passing of Brad Delp in 2007. In fact, he says this edition may be the best one yet.

White Light Cemetery – White Light Cemetery (2013)

Very much rooted in the sludgy swamp metal of Down and Crowbar, there’s also a heavy influence of Southern and stoner rock.

Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)

A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.

Bobby Avey – Authority Melts From Me (2014)

There have been times in the recent history of jazz when I thought that the MuseumAuthority™ would win out.

Something Else! sneak peek: Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook, “Everybody Sometimes” (2014)

Smaller scale than your average Squeeze single, though no less charming, Glenn Tilbrook’s “Everybody Sometimes” doesn’t try to do too much

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

We were sitting about 70 feet away and the amount of sound coming from that man’s horn … unamplified … was kind of scary. I don’t know how he does it.

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