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Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

We interview Nels Cline, who is set to release a guitar summit meeting with Julian Lage called ‘Room.’

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint explores a Paul McCartney connection from long before their time together around the newly reissued ‘Venus and Mars.’

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash, “Simple Man” (1971): Forgotten Series

Graham Nash doesn’t dilute “Simple Man” with wish-fulfillment fantasies. There’s just this: a heart that longs for what’s been lost.

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is one of those albums that I can truly say changed my life.

Butch Walker, “21+” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

Butch Walker, “21+” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

You might expect a rootsy track called “21+” to focus on hell raising in a fictional saloon. Butch Walker does something different.

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

The impromptu nature of this collaboration among free-jazz aces Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall and Tim Dahl makes ‘Luddite’ great.

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” (1996): Steely Dan Sunday

“Cash Only Island” is another song Steely Dan introduced for their 1996 tour, but never put on an album.

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis undertakes his first full-length collaboration with father Ellis, but the star may just be drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

A new Led Zeppelin reissue gives S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso, JC Mosquito, Fred Phillips and Mark Saleski the chance to reassess.

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

One of Nick Drake’s most haunting songs, “Day is Done” is blessedly free of the overdone production that marred many of his early recordings.