Rock Music

Similar Fashion – Portrait Of (2018)

Similar Fashion – Portrait Of (2018)

It gets harder to be artful in an original way in these days, but Logan Hone and his quirky quartet does it and does it well.

Machine Head – Catharsis (2018)

Machine Head – Catharsis (2018)

Others may dislike Machine Head’s latest outing, but I think it’s one of the most interesting records they’ve ever done.

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

Some might recognize a couple of the New Zealand garage-rock groups on ‘How Is the Air Up There?’ The rest may be new to most, like me.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Declared ‘Time’s Up’ – Way Back in 1972

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Declared ‘Time’s Up’ – Way Back in 1972

As the Time’s Up / #metoo women’s movement rages on, Mike Tiano notes that John Lennon and Yoko Ono boldly addressed this issue decades ago.

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto’s “Struck By Lightning” has a tough attitude that wouldn’t have been out of place on 1984’s ‘Isolation’ or 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’ Yet it also offers something different.

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

As far as I know, no legit reissue of England’s ’60s beat group the Deejays has been made widely available before this.

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967): On Second Thought

The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967): On Second Thought

Although the Young Rascals were already tuned in and tight, ‘Groovin” showed off a new-found sense of maturity and sophistication.

Button [Featuring Members of Doobie Brothers + Chicago] – Button (2018)

Button [Featuring Members of Doobie Brothers + Chicago] – Button (2018)

Button, a new group founded by touring musicians from the Doobie Brothers and Chicago, is defined by musicality, chemistry and experience.

Liam Gallagher – As You Were vs. Noel Gallagher – Who Built the Moon? (2017): Odd Couples

Liam Gallagher – As You Were vs. Noel Gallagher – Who Built the Moon? (2017): Odd Couples

Maybe it’s about time that Noel and Liam Gallagher were left to pursue their muses, without the pressure of nostalgia.

Ashton Gardner and Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971): One Track Mind

Ashton Gardner and Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971): One Track Mind

Filled with funky, blues-battered dynamics, Ashton Gardner and Dyke’s “Resurrection Shuffle” seized the radio dial in the summer of 1971.

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