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Something Else! sneak peek: White Wizzard, “Marathon of Dreams” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: White Wizzard, “Marathon of Dreams” (2014)

It’s an old, familiar tale for these guys now, as another implosion last summer left the once-promising traditional metal outfit White Wizzard reeling again. The band split in ugly fashion with latest singer Michael Joseph, as accusations flew back and forth between the camps.

New Music Monday: John Oates, Gus G., Dukes of September, Matthew Shipp, Twisted Sister

New Music Monday: John Oates, Gus G., Dukes of September, Matthew Shipp, Twisted Sister

John Oates issues a career-defining, endlessly diverse trio of EPs, while Matthew Shipp — one of our last truly original improvisers at the piano — returns with an invigorating new trio recording.

Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave (2014)

Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave (2014)

As bizarre as it is, I wasn’t sure that I was going to review this latest record from a cappella metallers Van Canto. Then I got to the final song on the record, a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” and I just couldn’t resist.

New Music Monday: Joe Louis Walker, Neneh Cherry, Jeremy Spencer, Pantera

New Music Monday: Joe Louis Walker, Neneh Cherry, Jeremy Spencer, Pantera

Neneh Cherry and Jeremy Spencer, the co-founding Fleetwood Mac slide guitarist, offer albums that push hard at the edges of their own recorded legacies — while Joe Louis Walker, who’s finally getting his just rewards, settles into a well-deserved familiarity on his newest album.

New Music Monday: Benmont Tench, St. Paul, Adrenaline Mob, Jimbo Mathus, Matt Schofield

New Music Monday: Benmont Tench, St. Paul, Adrenaline Mob, Jimbo Mathus, Matt Schofield

The heartbreakingly underrated Benmont Tench steps out for a rare turn in the spotlight, offering a comfy set with plenty of throwback charm. Jimbo Mathus, meanwhile, dives deep into his own troubled soul. There are surprises aplenty from the sizzling Birmingham, Alabama-based soulsters St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and a much-needed chance for reevaluation of an often-forgotten early-1980s classicRead More

New Music Monday: Neil Finn, Band of Horses, Dianne Reeves, Marillion, the Fleshtones

New Music Monday: Neil Finn, Band of Horses, Dianne Reeves, Marillion, the Fleshtones

Neil Finn and Dianne Reeves return with rare studio efforts, while Band of Horses strips their sound bare in a nervy acoustic performance.

New Music Monday: Paul Rodgers, Karl Denson, Scott H. Biram, Brand X, Alice Cooper

New Music Monday: Paul Rodgers, Karl Denson, Scott H. Biram, Brand X, Alice Cooper

You perhaps knew, listening to blues-scalded moments like 1969′s “I’m a Mover,” that Paul Rodgers had a great — a truly great — R&B record in him. But nothing, not even that old Free side, will prepare you for the outsized joys surrounding his new Royal Sessions.

Grand Magus – Triumph and Power (2014)

Grand Magus – Triumph and Power (2014)

After several friends highly recommended Grand Magus’ latest record, I decided to give it a quick listen.

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

For all of his sparkling credentials with the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash, David Crosby’s solo career can be charitably described as sporadic and largely unsatisfying.

Scott H. Biram – Nothin’ But Blood (2014)

Scott H. Biram – Nothin’ But Blood (2014)

I’ve always imagined that a one-man band would have to have something of a split personality, and Scott H. Biram certainly seems to back that theory up on his latest album