Monthly Archives: October 2013

Alific – Echoes From The Soul

Echoes From The Soul is what happens when a monster bass player/studio wizard has an empty sonic canvas to work with – and basically no one to answer to but himself. Alific is Brendan Dane and Brendan Dane is Alific: songwriter, engineer, producer, arranger, and player of the majority of the instruments you hear on […]

Humble Pie – Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore – The Complete Recordings

The original album was a staple of any rock ‘n’ roll album collection: you might not have owned any other Humble Pie records, but chances are good that you owned 1971’s Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore. The double album was culled from a two-night/four-show stand that the Pie made at the legendary Fillmore East in May […]

Mike Doughty Rediscovers “Circles,” “Super Bon Bon” … and Mike Doughty

Don’t confuse Mike Doughty’s new Circles Super Bon Bon … album as a “greatest hits” collection from his days with the band Soul Coughing. Uh-uh. Nope. The fact of the matter is, it wasn’t that long ago that the idea of even playing these songs was the last thing on Doughty’s mind. As documented in […]

Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings

The first thing you hear is an electric guitar with a three-pack-a-day rasp, Duane Eddying its way through a twangy hook; the bass string – fretted at F – rings out, barking against the rest of the riff as it chases its tail to resolution. Another pass through and here comes the snap of the […]

GravelRoad – The Bloody Scalp Of Burt Merlin

On their latest release – The Bloody Scalp Of Burt Merlin (don’t be scared to touch the cover) – Seattle’s GravelRoad continues to do all the stuff they do so well while adding new textures and depth to the mix. Bloody Scalp finds drummer Martin Reinsel, guitarist/vocalist Stefan Zillioux, and doer-of-what-needs-doin’ Jon Kirby Newman (guitar, […]

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