Rock Music

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.

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

I went onto bigger and better things, but I always remembered this weird, claustrophobic Byrds tune from my childhood.

Dark Hound – Dawning (2018)

Dark Hound – Dawning (2018)

I walked away wondering how I’d missed Dark Hound’s first two albums. It’s an oversight that I intend to correct immediately.

Warren Zevon – Mr. Bad Example (1991): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Mr. Bad Example (1991): On Second Thought

This remains a strong, too-often overlooked Warren Zevon album. Yet ‘Mr. Bad Example’ marked the beginning of his career’s second act.

Joe Jackson’s Rain underscored a complete modern-era return to form

Joe Jackson’s Rain underscored a complete modern-era return to form

Released 10 years ago this month, ‘Rain’ confirmed that it was time to start paying attention to Joe Jackson again.

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

Fifty years ago, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s “Fire” had to be just about the coolest thing you’d ever seen – and for parents, probably one of the scariest.

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower found new success with old sounds on Seven Moons

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower’s ‘Seven Moons’ arrived a decade ago this month, proving there was still a place in this world for vintage-sounding psychedelic blues-rock.

Mickey Stephens and the Poor Blue – Wasteground (2018)

Mickey Stephens and the Poor Blue – Wasteground (2018)

Put together by Mighty Shamrocks veteran Mickey Stephens, the Poor Blue’s ‘Wasteground’ is a rootsy, autobiographical tour de force.

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