Suddenly a new super group emerged on stage, with Djin Aquarian and Billy Corgan on bass! This was “YaHoWha 33” and suddenly the calm, meditative breather from before must have recharged his chakras! Djin rocked and cooed and smiled from behind his beard like nothing I’ve seen since the Soggy Bottom Boys appeared on screen a few years back. No hippie love jam this, unless by “jams,” you meant things to Kick Out. There was rock and sweat and vitality, screaming dudes in robes, and man, I just could not believe Sky Saxon was dead, because I felt so alive!
August 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments
June 25th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Guitarist Nels Cline (spotted most recently with Wilco) grew up in the shadow of the Seeds and Sky Saxon and later went on to perform and record with Sky himself. He takes some time today to send L.A. RECORD these thoughts: I am truly saddened to learn of the death of Sky Saxon. As a [...]
June 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments
christine hale UPDATE: Nels Cline sends us this obituary for Sky Saxon, his “first rock idol.” UPDATE: Members of the Source Family remember Sky Sunlight Saxon, also known as Arelich. L.A. RECORD is deeply saddened to learn that Sky Saxon—mentioned only days ago in our interview with Isis Aquarian, historian of the Source Family—has passed [...]
May 30th, 2009 · No Comments
The Flatlanders knew everything that was going to happen to them when they named their first album—available if at all in the U.S. only on 8-track—More A Legend Than A Band. Founders Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore all won significant fame on their own but they regroup on rare occasions just to see what happens. Their newest Hills and Valleys is out now on New West. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
March 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Philadelphia guitarist/songwriter Kurt Vile put out a record called Constant Hitmaker (on the Gizmos’ Gulcher label, one of the oldest DIY/independents in America) that was one of the best releases of last year. He will play his first-ever Los Angeles show at Echo Curio tonight. This interview by Chris Ziegler.