Pete Yorn, Pete Yorn, Vagrant Records

<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-114" title="PETEYORN_SELFTITLED" src="" alt="" width="150" height="150"/>PeteYornhas always fit comfortably into this faux-indie singer songwriter niche on Columbia Records’ roster and has put out some great records (see musicforthemorningafter and Nightcrawler) but has always managed to remain mired in that niche. On his self-titled debut for Vagrant Records, (more…) Read More

Crash Karma, Crash Karma, E1 Entertainment

Bringing together former members of I Mother Earth (Edwin), The Tea Party (Jeff Burrows) and Our Lady Peace (Mike Turner); Crash Karma is another Canadian “Super-group” attempting to regain their former glory. When you stop to think about it, it’s beenover a decade that the aforementioned bands ruled Canadian rock (more…) Read More

Katy Perry, MTV Unplugged, EMI, Capitol

MTV Unplugged was recently dusted off and started showcasing modern pop and rock acts again. They have certainly chosen an eclectic list which includes one Miss Katy Perry. It is always refreshing to watch a pop artist such as Perry try to reshape theirmaterialtofit an acoustic format. Tracks (more…) Read More

Carlos Santana, Guitar Heaven, Arista

Carlos Santana sure knows how to pick ‘em, having Chris Cornell cover Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love”, Indie Arie and Yo Yo Ma guest on “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”, Chris Daughtry cover Def Leppard’s “Photograph” all work surprisingly well. However,having Chester Bennington cover “Riders on the Storm” and Nas (more…) Read More