Rock Music

Living Colour, “Come On” from Shade (2017): One Track Mind

Living Colour, “Come On” from Shade (2017): One Track Mind

If Living Colour’s “Come On” is representative of the whole project, ‘Shade’ is going to be well worth the wait.

Brownout – Over The Covers EP (2017)

Brownout – Over The Covers EP (2017)

‘Over the Covers’ showcases the Brownout I always love with a new sense of urgency and maturity.

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four have an authentic, mid-’60s garage-punk American sound. There’s just one problem.

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

Garage-beat nuggets from Toni McCann, the Pogs and others are showcased on an interesting collection from Australia’s Festival Records vaults.

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Garry Tallent assured us that this “was not going to be any four-hour concert.” He laughed, “I only know one person crazy enough for that!”

The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – Not For Everyone (2017)

The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – Not For Everyone (2017)

What’s the difference between an electric piano and an acoustic one? In the hands of The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, apparently not much, quality-wise.

Alice Cooper, May 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Alice Cooper, May 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

When rockers begin to get older, you expect to see it in their performance. Not Alice Cooper.

Bobby Kimball – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore (2017)

Bobby Kimball – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore (2017)

Bobby Kimball’s voice, which has lost little of its range and emotional presence, elevates ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.’

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Given the passing of a lot of musical heroes recently, Steely Dan’s impassioned, career-spanning turn was much appreciated.

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs remind me of Mazzy Star mashed up with Roy Orbison, but with country-influenced female lead vocals.