Pop Music

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

Tellingly, Paul McCartney still occasionally performs the Beatles’ “I’ll Follow the Sun” in concert. It’s an important stepping stone in his artistic development.

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Rather than repeating the Eagles country-rock sound, Glenn Frey’s solo career reverted to his Detroit roots, blending rock, pop and soul.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso also recognizes Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon, Ringo Starr and others in this Best of 2015 list focusing on pop and rock.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.

Zabadak (No. 29), April 2015: Magazines

Zabadak (No. 29), April 2015: Magazines

Published and edited by Ron Cooper, ‘Zabadak’ is packed to the ceiling with interviews, comprehensive discographies, news items, photos, and record and concerts reviews.

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, a regular collaborator with Jackson Browne, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, joins Preston Frazier ahead of a solo album release party to be held in Los Angeles.

The Nude Party – Hot Tub (2016)

The Nude Party – Hot Tub (2016)

The Nude Party, out of Boone, N.C., uses a ’60s garage rock sound similar to the classic Pebbles LPs to great effect.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

This Best of 2015 list focuses on those revelatory moments, those times when a shard of pristine insight cuts through the clutter of expectation and then memory.

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard’s ‘Mother Town Hall’ is yet another intoxicating demonstration of witty wordplay and polished musicianship.

Anton Barbeau – Magic Act (2016)

Anton Barbeau – Magic Act (2016)

Stationed in a dimension populated by surrealistic images and characters, Anton Barbeau also sports a talent for sculpting striking sounds and structures.