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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

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

Mogwai, those hipster post-rockers, could probably issue just about anything (really, they kinda did with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will three years ago) and it would sell. This time, they have something actually worth buying.

Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon (2014)

Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon (2014)

These days, I approach a new Iced Earth record with both high hopes and a little trepidation.

Beasto Blanco – Live Fast, Die Loud (2013)

Beasto Blanco – Live Fast, Die Loud (2013)

It doesn’t matter how many records I listen to in a year, I always seem to miss a few good ones. Live Fast, Die Loud is one of those that I didn’t get to in 2013.

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

A couple of personal comments I’ve received over the last few days from my annual Country and Southern Rock List got me thinking a little about the best entry points for metal folks into the country world.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Country and Southern Rock): Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Hank III

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Country and Southern Rock): Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Hank III

I certainly don’t claim to be any sort of expert on country music. I’m a metal kid from the sticks who was reintroduced to my country roots through Johnny Cash’s resurgence in the early 1990s.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Any time my year-end list starts with more than 20 candidates, it’s been a pretty metal year for me. That was the case for 2013

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.