Post Tagged with: "California"

One Track Mind: The Orange Peels, “9” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Orange Peels, “9” (2014)

They blend edgy power pop, swaggering swamp rock, and glistening sunshine pop.

Jon Kanis – All-American Mongrel Boy (2014)

A set of durable sounds, steered by depth, insight and million-watt melodies.

Everything They Knew Was Wrong: Firesign Theatre and the Mitchell Brothers

Everything They Knew Was Wrong: Firesign Theatre and the Mitchell Brothers

Mike Tiano on the unlikely intersection of a Firesign film and a Long Beach porno theater.

Forgotten Series: Earth Quake – Why Don’t You Try Me? (1972)

Formed 1966 and initially called Purple Earth Quake, this Berkeley, California-based band was not only a permanent presence on the Bay Area music scene for more than a decade, but they gathered loyal followings throughout scattered pockets of the world

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.

Cass McCombs – Big Wheel And Others (2013)

I find it necessary to make it clear that it takes a whole lot of patience to listen to the good 90 minutes of music on Big Wheel And Others.

Connie Crothers and Jessica Jones – Live At the Freight (2013)

Pianist Connie Crothers and tenor saxophonist Jessica Jones color outside the lines on Live At the Freight, a duo recording taken from a session in August of 2011 at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley.

Felsen – I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore (2013)

Stationed in Oakland, California, Felsen plays the kind of music that’s easy to groove to as well as to kick back to and absorb the poetic content.

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

For all of its well-deserved accolades, the Beach Boys’ 2012 reunion was missing two irretrievable elements. This remastering of a 1976 performance at Anaheim Stadium makes clear just how important the late Carl and Dennis Wilson were.

One Track Mind: Serpent and Seraph, “Tears of Niviane” from Under Darkened Skies (2013)

I try my best not to judge an album by its cover or a band by its name. But every now and then one of those things catches my attention.