In 1991, Nirvana roared out of Northwest obscurity and into the global consciousness with Nevermind,
an album of almost incomprehensible magnitude and influence. Three
short, tempestuous years later, Kurt Cobain turned his back on his brief
run and enormously potent legacy in a horrible, irrevocable act of
When British Psych/Folk/Blues quintet Gomez got started nearly a decade and a half ago, they were all around 18 and the personification of the title of their 2006 singles/B-sides compilation, 'Five Men in a Hut.'
The next couple of weeks are looking to make me busier than a one-legged extra in a Jackie Chan movie. Lots to review, little time to work it all in; to quote the ever ebullient David Lee Roth, might as well jump ... into new CDs from Bruce Cockburn, Steve Forbert, Gomez, The Flatlanders, The Vines, The Decembrists and more, plus vintage albums by Patto.