Archive for January 13th, 2015

Mini Mansions + Brian Wilson, “Any Emotions” (2015): One Track Mind

Mini Mansions, a still-emerging LA-based trio, thought they might get the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on their new song. What were the chances?

Inside the sessions for Bob Dylan’s gutsy new standards album: ‘People broke down crying’

‘Shadows in the Night’ engineer Al Schmitt is still marveling over the chances taken by Bob Dylan on the forthcoming project.

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

When Jeff Beck arrived with the Yardbirds nearly 50 years ago, the departing Eric Clapton’s legend loomed large. He then set about dismantling it.

The Fender Archives, by Tom Wheeler: Books

Tom Wheeler’s ‘The Fender Archives’ takes us back to a time when it seemed that anything that was imaginable was also achievable.

Gregg Allman prepares his next, typically uncategorizable move: ‘Everybody seems to want some kind of label’

Gregg Allman prepares his next, typically uncategorizable move: ‘Everybody seems to want some kind of label’

Gregg Allman has turned his attention to a new solo album. Just don’t ask him to define it — or even nail down an exact release date.

Pops Staples, “Somebody Was Watching” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

Pops Staples, “Somebody Was Watching” from Don’t Lose This (2015): One Track Mind

Fifteen years after his death, Pops Staples returns — as sweetly vibrant, as light-filled and meaningful, as deeply soulful as ever.