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‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’: Inside Douglas Harr’s Great New Book

‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’: Inside Douglas Harr’s Great New Book

I wrote ‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’ as homage to rock music of the ‘70s — in concert and on film.

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Preston Frazier returns to his favorite album by Warren Zevon, who would have been 70 on Jan. 24, 2017.

Matthew Shipp Trio, “Flying Carpet” from Piano Song: Something Else! sneak peek

Matthew Shipp Trio, “Flying Carpet” from Piano Song: Something Else! sneak peek

Here’s an exclusive stream of “Flying Carpet”, from the Matthew Shipp Trio album ‘Piano Song’ to be released January 27, 2017 on Thirsty Ear Records.

Nate Lepine, “Hennies” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Nate Lepine, “Hennies” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Another exclusive stream from Chicago-based tenor sax master Nate Lepine’s debut album.

London Jazz Platform to Feature Nine Acts, Including John Russell, Tom Harrison, John Edwards + Others

London Jazz Platform to Feature Nine Acts, Including John Russell, Tom Harrison, John Edwards + Others

The London Jazz Platform, to be held in June 2017 at the Brewhouse in London, will include performers from across the U.K. and Denmark.

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.

Noah Haidu, “They Who??” from Infinite Distances (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Noah Haidu, “They Who??” from Infinite Distances (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

The graceful finesse that Haidu has mastered from countless gigs and mentoring from the likes of Kenny Barron and David Hazeltine bear sweet fruit on his composition “They Who??”.

Fred Phillips’ Best Hard Rock and Metal of 2016: Anthrax, Testament, Rob Zombie, Dead Daisies

Fred Phillips’ Best Hard Rock and Metal of 2016: Anthrax, Testament, Rob Zombie, Dead Daisies

As you go through my Best Hard Rock and Metal of 2016 list, you’ll see why I’m calling it the year of the classic thrash band.

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

The deeply underrated Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year.

Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

Fred Phillips’ Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016: Jackson Taylor, Hank Jr., Whiskey Myers

A very topical album, a group of overlooked Southern rockers and the return of a country legend highlight this Best Country and Southern Rock of 2016 list.