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2 Taks Back – Coming Home Again (2012)

2 Taks Back – Coming Home Again (2012)

2 Taks Back, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based foursome, offers no-frills rock on their new project Coming Home Again, music that’s unadorned in the very best old-school way.

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Forward” (2012)

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Forward” (2012)

Bruce Springsteen’s newly unveiled song isn’t going to unseat “This Land Is Your Land,” much less “Youngstown.” But, during a jokey performance at a Ohio rally for President Obama, it’s clear that wasn’t the point anyway.

Songs where Bob Dylan, well, sucked: Gimme Five

Songs where Bob Dylan, well, sucked: Gimme Five

It is fair to say that the most difficult comparison Bob Dylan ever faces is with his former selves. Still, over the years, there have been some selves that were undoubtedly worse than others.

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico joins us to talk about key moments from Jefferson Starship and his solo career, including his take on the Albert King-via-Cream classic “Born Under a Bad Sign” from the guitarist’s newly released debut for Blind Pig. We also touch on memorable hits like 1978’s “Count On Me,” 1979’s “Jane,” 1984’s “No Way Out” and his 1994 remake ofRead More

May Stands Still – When You Come Home (2012)

May Stands Still – When You Come Home (2012)

Emily Herndon, in her forthcoming full-length debut as May Stands Still, refuses to play to the hushed fragility that’s become the folkie-ingenue stereotype — forcing us to hear her songs in a whole new way.

Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship: Something Else! Interview

Craig Chaquico, formerly of Jefferson Starship: Something Else! Interview

Craig Chaquico is ready to rock again — or more specifically blues-rock again. After years of work as a best-selling acoustic artist, the former Jefferson Starship guitarist has dug back into his earliest influences.

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (2012)

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (2012)

Ragged and raw, then as suave as a velvet wide-brimmed hat, Gary Clark Jr.’s long-awaited full-length debut is so eclectic as to make the term sound somehow confining and staid.

Deep Cuts: Paul McCartney’s ‘Get on the Right Thing,’ ‘See Your Sunshine,’ ‘To You,’ others

Deep Cuts: Paul McCartney’s ‘Get on the Right Thing,’ ‘See Your Sunshine,’ ‘To You,’ others

You’ve heard the hits, from the sublime (“Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Junior’s Farm,” “Band on the Run”) to the ridiculous (“Let ‘Em In,” “Ebony and Ivory,” the perfectly named “So Bad”). But what of those tucked-away gems by Paul McCartney?

Desert Island Discs: Blues and Blues Rock Edition

Desert Island Discs: Blues and Blues Rock Edition

It probably goes without saying that, once you found yourself stranded on a distant island, there would be blues. And every kind, too — Delta, dirty, city, country, grease-popping, Texas crunching, let-it-all-hang low, you name it.

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

Twenty four albums in, and John McLaughlin is still blowing minds — both musically and, with the zen title here, conceptually. Still recording live, even in the digital age, even at the age of 70. Still kicking some serious, serious guitar ass.