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Something Else! sneak peek: Hank Williams Jr., “That Ain’t Good” (2012)

Hank Williams Jr. has a long way to go to regain his crown as the king of rowdy country.

On Second Thought: Michael Jackson – This Is It (2009)

In the genre of concert films, This Is It is an anomaly. Most others document a particular live performance or composite performances from a tour.

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio – Across The Imaginary Divide (2012)

Sometimes music is about hearing two masters of their craft jam together, amazing listeners with their sheer artistry. That summarizes Across The Imaginary Divide

Forgotten series: Flower Power, Spontaneous Combustion, others – Beyond The Calico Wall (1993)

Here’s an invitation to journey beyond the calico wall, where the skies are paved with marshmallow love, yellow orange hangs on a string and the concept of hate and war melt like popsicles!

Orrin Evans – Flip The Script (2012)

With a new album release imminent, the productive, peaking pianist Orrin Evans again demands our attention with another bread-and-butter trio event, named Flip The Script.

'One chance to pull it off': Adrian Belew on his thunderous Metropole experiment

Adrian Belew, coming off a fascinating collaborative effort with the Metropole Orkest, is set to revisit his celebrated tenure with King Crimson on an upcoming summer tour.

Marti Mendenhall – An Evening of Live Jazz (2012)

Most performers are wary of live discs, this typically unforgiving setting that can reveal as much of the bad as it does the good. Fewer still are brave enough to choose a concert date as their recorded debut.

Twisted Sister – Club Daze Vol. II: Live in the Bars/ Live at Hammersmith (2012 remasters)

It’s been a good few weeks for Twisted Sister fans.

Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo – Shimmy (2012)

Medeski, Martin & Wood has cast such a long shadow over the whole acid jazz movement for so long that the MMW can no longer be considered merely a band, it’s a franchise.

The Chocolate Watch Band – The Inner Mystique (1968, 2012 reissue)

Originally released on the Tower label in early 1968, The Inner Mystique marked the second album from the Chocolate Watch Band.