It's not that there haven't been various announcements of 1990s reunions in the air of late, but it sure seemed like one of the best bands of the time had simply disappeared into their own murky beauty. Mazzy Star, the LA-based duo consisting of David Roback (formerly of the Rain Parade and Opal) ... More >>
Free Lions Humans EP
Nearly a year after their debut EP's release, Long Beach's Free Lions have returned with a new five song effort, with the band's moodily energetic approach intact and finding some new ways to go about their business. Kicking off with the jangling twang ... More >>
The Hype: Now well into its fourth full decade of existence, the Fall has been around long enough that bands that have followed in its wake have not only broken up but had their own reunion tours. (Just ask Pavement sometime.)
My story on Duane Eddy coming to play at the annual Guitar Geek Festival within walking distance of NAMM in Anaheim Saturday mentions some of the legendary rock pickers and strummers the 71-year-old guitar legend has influenced--as well as at least one bass player, the Who's John Entwistle. Guita ... More >>
The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians
January 12, 2008
Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands.
Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles.
The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>
One of the world's greatest songwriters passed away Aug. 4 after losing a battle with renal cancer. Lee Hazlewood was 78.
Possessing a deadpan baritone voice and a laconic wit, Hazlewood is best known for his kitsch-pop and country-esque collaborations with Nancy Sinatra, including "These Boots A ... More >>