Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss together

Alison and Robert have recorded an album together entitled "Raising Sand," released last week. Sounds very intriguing.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Welcome, Brian!

After an exhaustive search, we're happy to announce the addition of Brian McArdell to the Mike Estep Band. A familiar face on the Syracuse music scene, Brian has most recently been seen performing with fellow guitarist Mark Westers in an acoustic guitar duo, showcasing both his vocal talent and his nuanced guitar work.

B'ville native Brian is now diving headfirst into the electric side of things, bringing his unique style and Telecaster sound to Mike's music and the classic MEB vibe.

More details will be coming soon about when we'll be out and about on the local club scene again, so get ready to see your favorite MEB back in the saddle in 2008!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Great to hear from Marc Cohn again

One of our favorite singer/songwriters Marc Cohn is out with a new album, and would rather not just talk about his carjacking/shooting incident from 2005. Can you blame him?


Friday, October 19, 2007

Great Fall Beers

Where there's a chill in the air and color on the trees, nothing much is better than some great fall beers to warm the cockles of your heart (where are your "cockles," by the way?). MSN list some fall favorites, including a couple of New York State brews by Brooklyn Brewing and Southern Tier.

MSN City Guides


This class better not meet in the morning

At U-Mass Amherst, they're teaching a history class that focuses on the Grateful Dead. It's History 297D, otherwise known as "How Does the Song Go? The Grateful Dead as a Window into American Culture." Can we audit the class?


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Those Van Halen boys seem to be workin' it

Here's a review of their show in Cleveland. This is the concluding paragraph:
You can gripe about the motivations behind the tour -- too bad it had to come after Dave's disastrous nosedive in radio -- or charge the Van Halen boys with cashing in. But David Lee Roth and Van Halen are together again, and that's good enough for now.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Time for some new CD reviews

Radiohead, R.E.M., Jimmy Eat World, and more from


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Rockin' the Cheese

The bassist for British band Blur, Alex James, is taking time out from his rock'n'roll lifestyle to make cheese. No, seriously.

From Toronto's


Is consolidation a good thing?

The new MillerCoors will combine the #2 (SABMiller) and #3 (Molson Coors) U.S. brewers to go up against #1 behemoth Anheuser Busch. So is this good or bad for us beer drinkers of the world?


Friday, October 05, 2007

Bruce speaks out

From his 60 Minutes interview.

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Stanley Jordan rocks Zep

Haven't heard from Stanley in a while, so it's great to be reminded how cool he was.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Mylie is a scalper's dream

The biggest concert this fall isn't Bruce or Madonna or The Rolling Stones or U2 or Kanye West or Nickelback. It's Mylie Cyrus. And every parent of a tween girl knows exactly what I'm talking about.

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