Austin’s The Greyhounds are gonna help us kick off the week with this bruising cover of the Nilsson classic “Jump Into the Fire.” Watch to the end to see what happens when the band thinks that the song is over but the audience does not.
Once upon a time there was a band called Scruffy the Cat. I have no idea where the name came from but it somehow fit the boisterous group from Boston. They rocked, rattled and rolled their way across the US for many a year, making a hearty racket wherever they went. They played the label […]
Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs passed through Boston a few weeks back and played this gem. I said E-M-I-L-Y, why, why tell me Emily You got me wrapped around your finger like a chain around a D-O-G, I said E-M-I-L-Y, why, why tell me Emily Oh woman like you are trouble with a capital T. Combs […]
We’ll stray a bit from our usual fare today. Here’s Jason Isbell and Bettye LaVette taking some obnoxious show attendees to task. It’s about the music, people.
I suppose I could try to write an introduction to this video but does this video really need one? Here are the Beatles performing “Don’t Let Me Down” on the roof of Apple Records back in 1969.
We lost Johnny Winter last week. Johnny, known for his blistering fast guitar playing, burst onto the national scene as a solo act in the late 1960s. A guitar prodigy, Johnny and younger brother Edgar – both albino – had formed a band as they were growing up in Beaumont, Texas, and had a single released when Johnny […]
Rubicon, Chris Mills (from the Loud Romantic Records release Alexandria) Mills lulls you in with a lilting melody before unleashing the jaw-dropping emotion of lyrics and voice. The results are heartwrenching. Really Wanna See You, Lydia Loveless (from the Bloodshot Records release Somewhere Else) This is the way rock and roll is supposed to sound: […]
A friend introduced me to the music and legend of the late New Orleans pianist James Booker. The “Bayou Maharajah,” as he was called, lived a flamboyant life. While he never found true commercial success, he built gained popularity in Europe and even played a couple of shows with the Jerry Garcia Band (before being […]
Our friends at Red Line Roots spearheaded a really cool project this past spring. With support from the Club Passim Iguana Fund, they invited a plethora of local artists to cover one another’s songs. Locals Covering Locals, the resulting collection, is now available for download. Even better, you can get it for free here. I […]