Archive for September, 2016

Hokey Smokes!: Help June Foray Get an Honorary Oscar for her 100th Birthday

Hokey Smokes!: Help June Foray Get an Honorary Oscar for her 100th Birthday

As voice actor June Foray turns 100 in 2017, Mike Tiano asks fans to sign the petition for her to receive an honorary Oscar.

Nate Lepine, “Youngblood” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Nate Lepine, “Youngblood” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

This exclusive stream from tenor sax master Nate Lepine’s debut album is a nice day’s work in the span of less than three minutes.

Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

‘Rich Man’ is a consolidation of Bramhall’s strengths as a straight-up rocker, Texas bluesman and modern soul crooner, self-produced in the psychedelic soul style of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Anthrax, Sept. 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Anthrax, Sept. 23, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

In recent years, I’ve said some pretty negative things about Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna. I’d like to use this opportunity to take all of those things back.

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Endless” shares the pop sensibility that made ‘Toto IV’ so popular – but, unfortunately for some fans, not the same lead singer.

Carl Weingarten – An Endless Premonition (2016)

Carl Weingarten – An Endless Premonition (2016)

When Carl Weingarten decides to create his soundscapes with little or no augmentation from others, it’s a flair that can be appreciated and enjoyed at its maximum potential.

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

The aptly titled ‘Danny Says’ finds the always-quotable Danny Fields discussing his life among the late-20th century’s musical greats and near-greats.

Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016)

Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016)

With the first post-Daevid Allen Gong album, the torchbearers of serious rock who don’t take themselves *too* seriously carries on confidently.

Chicago, “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Think Chicago is incapable of rocking? Too tightly arranged, not grungy enough? “I Don’t Want Your Money” proved detractors wrong on all of counts.

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Revolution 1” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Revolution 1” provides no definitive answers, reflecting the turbulent time period from which it emerged.