Rock Music

Something Else! sneak peek: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, “My Baby,” ft. Nicki Bluhm (2013)

If this advance track (and the PR verbiage) are any indication Karl Denson took his Tiny Universe in a profoundly rock direction for New Ammo.

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who: Gimme Five

Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who.

My Alien Mojo – My Alien Mojo EP (2013)

My Alien Mojo is a good name for this EP and a fitting name for this band. The band hails from the Philippines and draws on a funky/spacey guitar sound which recalls American 1980s synth pop.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Brite Nitegown” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Brite Nitegown” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“What I Do”) ||| ONWARD (“The Great Pagoda of Funn”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Did Fagen hit his high water mark with track number four on Morph The Cat?

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Imagine an amalgam of a psychedelic R.E.M. and the Grapes of Wrath, and you’ve got the Strange Flowers from Italy.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

With so many major releases typically timed go on sale to take advantage of the holiday shopping season, you’d think that most of the choicest music of any given year are records issued during the September-November timeframe.

‘We let go of that a long time ago’: Fleetwood Mac welcomes unexpected talk of Christine McVie reunion

‘We let go of that a long time ago’: Fleetwood Mac welcomes unexpected talk of Christine McVie reunion

When Christine McVie started ruminating about a reunion with Fleetwood Mac, after making a rare appearance with her former band in London, fans weren’t the only ones shocked. So was Mick Fleetwood.

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

David Paich has been involved with his share of million-selling projects, from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees to Toto’s IV. There’s a similar atmosphere surrounding Nathan East’s forthcoming first-ever solo studio effort

‘I had a great time’: Adam Lambert says Queen show topped his amazing year

‘I had a great time’: Adam Lambert says Queen show topped his amazing year

The highlights were many for Adam Lambert in 2013, from his on-going guest appearances on Glee to a hit single with Niles Rodgers and Avicii.

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Craig Chaquico helped build the ’70s sound of Jefferson Starship, keyed on Marty Balin’s suave balladry, then joined Mickey Thomas in steering the group toward the pop charts. First, though, they rocked a little.