Archive for May 24th, 2015

Warren Haynes, “Spots of Time” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Warren Haynes, “Spots of Time” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Free of the expectations surrounding the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes emerges with a sound both familiar and new.

In a surprise, Def Leppard rekindled their classic-era sound with covers-focused Yeah!

In a surprise, Def Leppard rekindled their classic-era sound with covers-focused Yeah!

When Def Leppard released a covers album on May 23, 2006, I didn’t expect to like it. This must clearly be a band on the verge of calling it quits, right?

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Rivers, highways, coyotes, border crossings, and the wide night sky all played a part in Joe Ely’s resonant Lone Star travelogue.

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

The Monkees TV show was designed toward improvisation. But not every guest star meshed with the Monkees’ gonzo approach.

Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit, featuring Jay Ferguson, Randy California and Ed Cassidy, may have been risk takers – but there’s no denying the band had an ear for melody.

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