Archive for June 28th, 2014

Ian McLagan and the Bump Band – United States (2014)

Ian McLagan and the Bump Band – United States (2014)

Ian McLagan returns with a boozy swagger, even while examining deep human emotions.

‘We sing it better’: David Crosby makes bold statement about the Beatles track from CSNY 1974

‘We sing it better’: David Crosby makes bold statement about the Beatles track from CSNY 1974

He says Crosby Stills and Nash bested the original – and it’s not even close.

The Doors – Other Voices (1971); Full Circle (1972): More Perfect Playlists

The Doors – Other Voices (1971); Full Circle (1972): More Perfect Playlists

Rarely considered part of the canon, these two albums nevertheless have their moments.

Arch Enemy – War Eternal (2014)

The addition of Alissa White-Gluz leads to one of Arch Enemy’s best overall efforts to date.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots and Prog): John Oates, Jack White, David Crosby, Joe Henry, GOASTT, California Breed

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots and Prog): John Oates, Jack White, David Crosby, Joe Henry, GOASTT, California Breed

A career-defining three-EP set, a stirring comeback, another thrilling head scratcher.

Something Else! Interview: Nels Cline Singers drummer Scott Amendola discusses his ambitious Fade To Orange project

Something Else! Interview: Nels Cline Singers drummer Scott Amendola discusses his ambitious Fade To Orange project

Amendola is an affable, do-it-all drummer with a wicked backbeat.

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.

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