Category: Once more with feeling

Pearl Jam: Aladdin, Las Vegas (Leftfield/MVD)

Pearl Jam Aladdin, Las Vegas (Leftfield/MVD) On their ascension to becoming rock royalty, Pearl Jam was still in its infancy stage as a band in 1993 when they played the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada…

Prince: Naked In the Summertime (Hobo/MVD)

Prince Naked In the Summertime (Hobo/MVD) With his passing earlier this year, the music business is going to be capitalizing on the genius of Prince. Some of the releases, most unofficial, are good and some aren’t worth your time. Luckily,…

The Scientists: A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)

The Scientists A Place Called Bad (Numero Group) The Scientists were four Australians that banded together in the late ’70s and made some ragged, rugged sonic carvings. Crude beats, distorted guitars, and vocals from smooth crooning to crazed holler were…

The Ann Wilson Thing!: #2 – Focus (Rounder)

The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 – Focus (Rounder) A year ago Ann Wilson gave her fans a treat when she released the 4-song EP simply titled ‘The Ann Wilson Thing! #1.’ The album consisted of three covers: “For What It’s…

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan: Take It, It’s Yours (Polyvinyl)

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan Take It, It’s Yours (Polyvinyl) Katy Goodman of La Sera and Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore are known for their creative songwriting skills and floating harmonies, respectively. The two friends are now coming together and…

Slobberbone: Bees and Seas: The Best Of (New West)

Slobberbone Bees and Seas: The Best Of (New West) After about a decade of laying low, the Texas-based alt country/rock underdogs that make up Slobberbone are back with a “best of” album, culling material from their four drastically underrated albums….

10,000 Maniacs: Playing Favorites (Omnivore)

10,000 Maniacs Playing Favorites (Omnivore) It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then a band can be just as successful, if not more so, after replacing their singer. Unfortunately, 10,000 Maniacs are not one of those bands. Natalie Merchant…

Mia Doi Todd: Songbook (City Zen)

Mia Doi Todd Songbook (City Zen) Los Angeles singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd has always been one to skirt the music genres with her diverse imaginative and cultural influences. So it should be no surprise to fans of the song section…

Velvet Crush: Pre-Teen Symphonies (Omnivore)

Velvet Crush Pre-Teen Symphonies (Omnivore) The little band that could from Providence, Rhode Island is back … err, uh … sort of. ‘Pre-Teen Symphonies’ is a collection of 16 unissued tracks from Velvet Crush (eight demos and eight live tracks…

Glen Phillips: Live at the Belly Up (Belly Up Live)

Glen Phillips Live at the Belly Up (Belly Up Live) Recorded February 11, 2016 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, Glen Phillips’ new album features 19 tracks covering Phillips’ solo career and several Toad the Wet Sprocket…

Allen Ginsberg: The Last Word on First Blues (Omnivore)

Allen Ginsberg The Last Word on First Blues (Omnivore) Where to begin when trying to describe such an iconic figure? Allen Ginsberg was a world renowned poet and writer; he was the spokesman for the “Beat Generation”; he stood up…