Archive for July 29th, 2014

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

Bands like France’s Reload are keeping the prog rock genre alive.

Inside Michael McDonald’s off-the-cuff audition for the Doobie Brothers: ‘He mouths at me, Oh my God’

Inside Michael McDonald’s off-the-cuff audition for the Doobie Brothers: ‘He mouths at me, Oh my God’

When Tom Johnston’s health faltered, producer Ted Templeman initially approached Patrick Simmons about fronting the Doobie Brothers. Simmons had another idea.

‘I am a big fan’: Carl Palmer dedicates art work to late Emerson Lake and Palmer cover artist

‘I am a big fan’: Carl Palmer dedicates art work to late Emerson Lake and Palmer cover artist

The piece combines hand-painted brush strokes with fine-art photography.

‘Definitely a momentum killer’: Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

‘Definitely a momentum killer’: Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”

Here’s Chippy – Little Songs (2014)

Here’s Chippy – Little Songs (2014)

Chip Muellemann’s Here’s Chippy offers an album driven by a victorious blend of raw energy and technical triumph.

Indigo Mist [Cuong Vu + Richard Karpen] – That The Days Go By And Never Come Again (2014)

Provocative and fanciful, they bring Ellington and Strayhorn closer to us.

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