It’s been more than a decade since the EmbrooksÂ dropped their second album,Â Yellow Glass Perspections, and parted ways. But they’re back with a terrificÂ pair ofÂ freakbeat tunes that includeÂ the garage, mod and psych influences that made their earlier work so exciting. They’reÂ as good as ever, if not better! Shades of early Who, Small Faces, the Creation and more.
From their upcoming fourthÂ albumÂ Piffle!, this “pale and interesting” Northampton trio play 60s-styled rave-ups with a punk rock edge. And at one-minute-twenty, they don’t waste a second of your attention.
The first single fromÂ Matthew Szlachetka’s upcoming album adds a hint of John Mellancamp’s heartland sentiment to Szlachetka’s California canyon rock. Produced by David Bianco, who’s worked with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Lucinda Williams, and featuring Doug Pettibone, Kevin Savigar, Shiben Bhattacharya, Derek Brown and Dave â€œMustangâ€ Lang. A nice taste of what’s coming early next year!
Legendary songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil appeared in San Francisco for a conversation with the creative team of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Mann wowed the audience with a solo piano rendition of “On Broadway,” the 1963 hit he and WeilÂ had with the Drifters, and again in 1978 with George Benson.
First-ever release of thisÂ 1978 live set by Berkeley’s own Psycotic Pineapple. Limited edition of 250 cassette-only copies. See them live June 25-26, 2016 at the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, California. Also on the bill: The Lyres, Real Kids, Mummies, Flamin’ Groovies, Young Fresh Fellows and more!
If you’re going to pay tribute to a fellow musician, there’s no better way to say it than with music.
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Vocals
Warren Hood – Fiddle
Scott Davis – Banjo
David Grissom – Guitar
Kelley Mickwee – Background Vocals
Geoff Queen – Steel Guitar
Dom Fischer (Wood & Wire) – Bass
Trevor Nealon (The Band of Heathens) – Keys
This Philadelphia quartet’sÂ first single sounded like something you’d have heard onÂ Girls in the Garage or perhaps from the Pussywillows, or the Bangs before they became the Bangles. The group’s second single moves from the garage to the ballroom with a flowing neo-psych sound and aÂ driving beat. Their debut EP is slated for January 22!
Indie rock from the UK – powerful and melodic.Â Vocalist Stuart Rook has a waver in his voice that may remind you of Bryan Ferry, Robin Wilson or Feargal Sharkey. Their latest music video can be found below (and more here), and theÂ ten-song EP Get Some Scars is available for free download here.