Album review: The Everly Brothers, Born Yesterday (1986)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 18, 1986 By Steve Newton The Everly Brothers' second "comeback" album is a worthy successor to their first, EB84. The latter album sported a nice hit single written by Paul McCartney ("On the Wings of a Nightingale"), and once more Phil and Don have carefully chosen other people's … Continue reading Album review: The Everly Brothers, Born Yesterday (1986)

Rank and File splits from Slash, connects with Everlys

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 7, 1986 By Steve Newton A lot of Rank and File's Vancouver fans were thrown for a loop when the Los Angeles-based band was booked for two nights at the Town Pump. They hadn't expected to see the Kinman brothers and company in such close surroundings, especially since … Continue reading Rank and File splits from Slash, connects with Everlys

Alejandro Escovedo says Buick MacKane just wants to rock

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 5, 1997 BY STEVE NEWTON It ain’t easy being an old-fashioned guitar-rock fan in the twilight of the 20th century. Techno and dance music are all the rage, DJs are the new music stars, and even the once-mighty Aerosmith has been reduced to formulaic power ballads. It’s getting … Continue reading Alejandro Escovedo says Buick MacKane just wants to rock