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Something Else! sneak peek: Tiger Hatchery, “Chieftain” (2013)

Tiger Hatchery is a rowdy bunch of thrash jazzers from Chicago.

Gabriela Pepino – Let Me Do It (2013)

Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, soulful jazz singer Gabriela Pepino offers a heady mixture of Etta James and Amy Winehouse on Let Me Do It, sounding at once retro and somehow completely in the moment.

The Friday Morning Listen: Lou Reed – Rock n Roll Animal (1974)

My week of Lou Reed has come to an end.

The Band, “Rockin’ Chair” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Rockin’ Chair” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

That a group of men in their 20s, as the Band were at this moment, could say so much about the pull of old ways remains simply remarkable.

Forgotten series: Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Diamonds and Other Gems: The Complete Singles (2008)

True to its name, this is a complete singles collection of ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris and drummer Tony Meehan, recorded between 1962-1964 both as a duo and as solo artists for Decca UK.

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

The release this week of Disconnected in New York, a nervy live rethinking of Los Lobo’s ever-intriguing catalog, has given long-time member/producer Steve Berlin a chance to reflect.

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (2013)

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (2013)

For all the indications of Pearl Jam’s gloomy nature, that’s never been the opinion of yours truly.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of John Lennon (2013)

Reviewing an album of lullabies may seem unusual for us at Something Else! Reviews. However, music fans who are also parents can agree on two things

Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1 (2013): Gimme Five

Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1 (2013): Gimme Five

Where to start with ‘The Complete Album Collection,’ a sprawling 43-disc behemoth chronicling every album Bob Dylan issued between 1962-2012?

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

Well, Lou Reed has passed away and now it is time to praise what has been scientifically determined to be the worst rock album of all time

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