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Preview: The New Mastersounds

I first learned of Leeds UK-based funk instrumental quartet The New Mastersounds around the time of release of their 2008 album Plug and Play. They were scheduled to play a gig in my hometown (Asheville NC) and I had a tentative plans to interview the band when they arrived. But at the last minute (Asheville

Now Playing

I just finished writing a major (print) feature on Paul Revere & the Raiders, and among their (many) hits and near-hits, this is a song I can’t get out of my head. Not that I’m trying very hard…

Sneak Preview (No Fooling)

Wow. There’s a lot of really great stuff coming down the pike. I have a number of major projects in progress at the moment. Powerpop, progressive rock, classic AM radio pop, r&b…here’s just some of what readers can look forward to in the very near future: An interview with powerpop master Jason Falkner on the

Musoscribe in Print

This just in from the editors at Shindig! Magazine: my feature on Barry Tashian and the Remains (referenced in a recent blog post) will run as a cover story in an upcoming issue.

Bonnaroo 2010 News

I’ve just been informed that John Fogerty will be playing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester TN. He’ll be on the “main stage” on Sunday June 13. You can read my report from the 2007 Bonnaroo festival here. You can read my reviews of CCR / Fogerty stuff here, here, here, here, here

Preview of Upcoming Features and Reviews

Lots coming up in this space. Over the next several week I’ll have: Interview with Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues Interview with musician-author-actor-etc. Henry Rollins Interview with Mark Lindsay, lead vocalist of 60s sensations Paul Revere and the Raiders Concert review of King Khan & the Shrines Concert review of the City Champs CD

Ten Reasons to Bookmark This Blog, or Follow on Twitter

There’s a lot coming up soon here. Below — in no particular order — are the top ten reasons you should either (a) bookmark this site or (b) follow me on Twitter. Or both. Upcoming interview/feature with John Lodge, Graeme Edge and Justin Haward (that’s the Moody Blues to you) In-depth feature/interview with Barry Tashian

Preview, or “Every Night is a Holiday”

Here at Musoscribe World Headquarters, as the wonderful Spongetones sang, “Every Night is a Holiday.” Lots of exciting packages arriving from what Firesign Theatre called the “Xmas Bunny”. In the coming days, look for my interview with John Weathers and Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant, an interview with Jamie and Steve (of the aforementioned Spongetones)

Coming Attractions

The first week in November will be a busy one here. Look for these reviews: Deep Sea Blues, the new Robert Mugge documentary about the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Cosmic Egg, the brand-new album from Wolfmother The latest album from Reigning Sound, Love and Curses My Lady Don’t Love My Lady, the new album

Inbox: Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg

Just got an advance of the new Wolfmother album Cosmic Egg, set for release next Tuesday October 27. I’ll check it out and post my thoughts soon. As you might recall, leader Andrew Stockdale parted ways with everyone else in the band (Quit or sacked? Was Humpty pushed or did he fall? Cosmic Egg indeed).