This week’s roundup of New Music Monday items is topped by Kelly Joe Phelps, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ry Cooder and Scrapomatic. There are interesting reissues and live dates to discuss, too
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New Music Monday is highlighted this time by new platters that matter from Blackberry Smoke, the Dust Busters with John Cohen, the Prog Collective, and intriguing tributes to Fleetwood Mac and Supertramp.
I apologize in advance if this review becomes very personal, but there are just some times that you listen to a record and know that it’s going to be a big part of your life for a long, long time.
Sometimes what you need is a good us-against-the-world song.
Offbeat new music from John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s fame and a new collaboration between Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally and XTC’s Andy Partridge ranked among the month’s big draws.
Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.
One of the very first installments of Country Fried Rock that I wrote was on Fifth on the Floor’s “The Fall.” The Southern soul tune remains my favorite by the band, but this ballad is a very, very close second.
New Music Monday brings another teetering stack of fresh musical offerings from the likes of Bruce Hornsby, Crowbar, Jon Herington of Steely Dan, King Crimson, Pat Travers, Terje Rypdal, Testament and thenewno2
It’s been a long time coming, but on Thursday fans finally got a listen to some new studio work from Down.
There are deeper and more serious songs on Eric Strickland and the B Sides’ new album Honky Tonk ‘Til I Die, but there’s not one that’s more fun.