Archive for January, 2015

Nick Mason wasn’t so sure about Pink Floyd: ‘Plan B for when the music failed’

Nick Mason wasn’t so sure about Pink Floyd: ‘Plan B for when the music failed’

Most likely know the core group that became Pink Floyd met at architecture school. But did you know Nick Mason began with a confirmed exit plan?

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

The opening track from Steve Earle’s upcoming ‘Terraplane,’ a chugging Howlin’ Wolf-esque electric blues, works on two levels.

Inside Deep Purple’s unique collaborative relationship with Ian Gillan: ‘We have a weird dynamic, but it works’

Inside Deep Purple’s unique collaborative relationship with Ian Gillan: ‘We have a weird dynamic, but it works’

Even after more than two decades with Deep Purple, Steve Morse is still a bit mystified by Ian Gillan’s creative process.

Garth Hudson, “Garth Largo” from Largo (1998): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson, “Garth Largo” from Largo (1998): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson’s genius has been rightly celebrated across all manner of disciplines. “Largo,” perhaps his least-heralded triumph, reminds us why.

Ultimate Painting, “Riverside” (2015): One Track Mind

Ultimate Painting, “Riverside” (2015): One Track Mind

Ultimate Painting’s “Riverside” is one of those songs which drift slowly into your head, and it’s hard to resist a replay.

Donna Deussen + Paul Weitz Trio – On the Street Where You Live (2015)

Donna Deussen + Paul Weitz Trio – On the Street Where You Live (2015)

Donna Deussen’s new collaboration with Paul Weitz feels like it came together over black coffee among friends. In essence, that is the story.

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion … rock? Yes, accordion rock. Not novelty tunes, polka, zydeco or silly remakes. Let’s look back on times when the accordion played a key role.

JJ Grey + Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

JJ Grey + Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Florida-based JJ Grey and Mofro return to make an absolutely heavenly, cross-pollinated racket — like a bourbon tabernacle hootenanny.

Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals (1998): On Second Thought

Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals (1998): On Second Thought

Sure, Marilyn Manson has a new record out, and we plan to get to it eventually. But first let’s recognize just how good ‘Mechanical Animals’ was.

Andrew Drury, “Keep The Fool” from Content Provider (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Andrew Drury, “Keep The Fool” from Content Provider (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Drum maestro Andrew Drury provides an advance listen to his dynamic upcoming quartet album ‘Content Provider’ with the leadoff track ‘Keep The Fool.”

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