Rock Music

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

A long-awaited artifact, Live in Athens 1987 corrects the period-piece wrongs of Peter Gabriel’s original film from the So tour — eliminating the edited-in backstage footage that slowed 1990’s P.O.V.

‘Somehow the timing feels good': Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

‘Somehow the timing feels good': Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

Queen has begun preparing for its Las Vegas show later this week with Adam Lambert, with Brian May calling yesterday’s initial rehearsal “excellent.”

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Authored by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, “My Little Red Book” was a staple of just about every garage rock band’s diet during the ’60s. Manfred Mann’s jazz styled version of the song — which appeared in the movie, “What’s New Pussycat” and on their My Little Red Book Of Winners album — spoke of heartache leading to romance

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

At St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Florida: What we saw is not easy to explain.

Elvis Costello and the Roots – Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013)

Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, the new collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots, is the 30th studio album in Costello’s long, unrelenting, and continually reinvented career.

Christian Kjellvander – The Pitcher (2013)

In the beginning, Christian Kjellvander obtained success with the Loosegoats, a band whose righteous roots rock offerings still make many a fan and critics top ten list

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Straight Time” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Straight Time” (1995)

In a dark song that would not have been out of place on Nebraska, our protagonist is finding life difficult in his post-prison years.

Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)

Surgical Steel, the first record since 1996 from reunited English death metal legends Carcass, is probably one of the most anticipated of the year for many metal fans. I can’t really say that I was among them.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Last Mall” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Last Mall” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“West Of Hollywood”) ||| ONWARD (“Things I Miss The Most”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The re-kindling of one of rock’s greatest songwriting partnerships bore fruit with Two Against Nature in 2000 and by sheer inertia, brought forth a follow-up with Everything Must Go

‘People need a villain and he got chosen': David Marks staunchly defends the Beach Boys’ Mike Love

‘People need a villain and he got chosen': David Marks staunchly defends the Beach Boys’ Mike Love

David Marks found himself on the outside looking in when Mike Love continued with a scaled-down version of the Beach Boys after their 50th anniversary tour.