As an original founding member of The Beach Boys, guitarist David Marks’ influence was very important. Here is what influenced him
There’s no doubt that the Kansas guitarist influenced a generation of up-and-coming guitar players. So, which albums changed Rich Williams’ life?
Justin Currie of Del Amitri isn’t the least bit vague when discussing the 10 albums that changed his life.
Drummer Carmine Appice has been at the epicenter of classic rock bands such as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. As a result, he’s influenced some of the top rock drummers today. So, what music influenced him?
French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux recruited a revolving cast of French and Brazilian vocalists to form Nouvelle Vague, a band that specializes in bossa nova covers of punk and new-wave classics. Nouvelle Vague’s third album, Nouvelle Vague 3, was released in the U.S. in late October.
by Peter Lindblad — Not surprisingly, Ian Anderson, the charismatic leader of British progressive-rock folkies Jethro Tull, has eclectic tastes in music.
Being an eccentric isn’t such a bad thing, especially when you’re a singer/songwriter as talented as Josh Ottum.
In a way, Vulture Whale could be the indie-rock version of one of those mythological beasts assembled from parts of various animals and given the ability to breathe fire.
by Peter Lindblad — Smoldering organ, slightly corrosive guitars with a Southern accent, hooks that drag rivers for dead bodies, the occasional blast of smog-covered horns and unexpectly sweet harmonies — that’s what Winston Audio is made of.
Formed in 2003, the Atlanta-based rockers the quintet brought forth its first EP, Come On, Hibernate, in July 2006. A full-length, The Red Rhythm, on the Favorite Gentlemen label, is due out in February 2010.
A psychedelic-pop “band,” in the loosest sense of the word, Chicago’s Netherfriends has been turning heads with their insanely infectious yet utterly distinctive ear candy.