The S.F. Glam-Psych band Jellyfish crashed and burned after two highly excellent albums, Bellybutton, and Spilt Milk. Now, three members of the band, Eric Dover, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Tim Smith have reunited to form The Lickerish Quartet. Her, the first single from their upcoming record, we are treated to elements of the original band along with an Essence of Queen, ELO, and Cheap Trick.
Not sure there should be any controversy here. Adam Lambert is a great frontman and Roger Deacon and Brian May are still in fine form. Viva Queen!
Jeff Beck and Beth Hart rip up the stage on this live performance from The Crossroads festival in Dallas, Texas. Bass player extraordinaire Tal Wilkenfield almost stands fret for fret with Beck on this scorching version of “Goin’ Down.”
Charlie Starr and the boys in Blackberry Smoke really know there way around a Southern Rock cover song. Here, they slay the heck out of the classic Marshall Tucker Band road song.
This Scottish high-energy all girl group puts the Rock in Rock and Roll.
When you are named after a farm equipment company your hardscrabble Americana deep Roots credentials better be set in stone, and these guys don’t disappoint. With songs in the Uncle Tupelo, Jayhawks, and Backsliders mode their cinematic storytelling includes bad motels, whiskey, and long stretches down the highway.
With the addition of iconic singer and bass player Glen Hughes, the Dead Daisies might finally be on to something. This stellar group along with Hughes includes Doug Aldrich, Deen Castronovo, and David Lowy. The Rock and Roll band pedigree that includes Whitesnake, Journey, Deep Purple, and Dio, is second to none. If you like ’70s era rock in the mold of Bad Company, Foreigner, and Aerosmith, you will love the new incarnation of the Dead Daisies.