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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Euge Groove At Yoshi's

Read "Euge Groove At Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Euge Groove
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA
February 5, 2016

Eclectic saxophonist Euge Groove (Tower of Power, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt) and his fantastic group performed to a capacity house during Friday's second show at Yoshi's Oakland. EG's outstanding band included: Randy Jacobs guitar, Cornelius Mims bass, Chris Miskel drums, and Colin Clausen ...

Simon Phillips: Protocol 3

Read "Protocol 3" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A professional musician from the age of 12, Simon Phillips' drumming sound and style is instantly recognizable. He's toured and recorded with just about every major rock and pop act imaginable; from Mick Jagger, The Who and Toto to Judas Priest, Mike Oldfield, and Joe Satriani. Also an uber-session player, he's recorded countless jazz, fusion and ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Simon Phillips: Protocol II

Read "Simon Phillips: Protocol II" reviewed by Ben Scholz

It has been 14 years since the release of Vantage Point, Simon Phillips' last project as a leader, and nearly 26 years since his debut album Protocol. In these years, Phillips has become a drummer to the stars, recording and performing with the likes of Jeff Beck, The Who, and Judas Priest. In '92, following the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Keyboardist Steve Weingart and bassist/vocalist Renee Jones create "Dialogue" of hooks and heart

Keyboardist Steve Weingart and bassist/vocalist Renee Jones create "Dialogue" of hooks and heart

Keyboardist Steve Weingart is having one of those years, a period in time that, once it has passed, he will be to look upon with not only fondness but also wonderment. He has just released his first collaboration with his wife, bassist/vocalist Renee Jones; moreover, the two are about to tour with G3. For those who ...