“You’ll never pass beyond the gate if you don’t hear my warning”: Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)

Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also…

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 6 – Gilby Clarke: Pawnshop Guitars

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Welcome back to another edition of, eh, An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses, where we continue to explore the many GN’R related albums that time has forgotten.  This week it’s Gilby Clarke’s debut, Pawnshop Guitars. Gilby Clarke’s debut is one of the strongest releases from the ex-Gunners.  Much like Izzy Stradlin’s releases, Pawnshop…

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 4 – Neurotic Outsiders

Put away your copies of the big ol’ bloated Use Your Illusion!  Open up your internet browser of choice and set your destination to Discogs / Amazon / Spotify / YouTube (delete where applicable), as we discover some alternatives to ‘The Most Dangerous Band In the World’ (© GN’R 1986) … Neurotic Outsiders Maverick, 1996 The most unlikeliest…

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 3 – Izzy Stradlin – 117°

Yowza! That GN’R bus is picking up speed, huh?  Has it got you reaching for your copies of the big ol’ bloated Use Your Illusion?  Well, put it down!  Take a step back!  Open up your browsers and open up Discogs / Amazon / Spotify / YouTube (delete where applicable). Not that I’m anti-Guns N’ Roses or…