Bentley's Bandstand: The Morlocks

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BY BILL BENTLEY The Morlocks, Play Chess, Popantipop Records Blues-rock is a many-headed beast. On one hand, it's all boogie and sweat like Canned Heat and J. Geils Band were when they began. On the other, it can be much more nuanced and inward, … [Read more...]

Bentley’s Bandstand: Roy Hargrove, The Bottle Rockets, Hill Country Revue

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BY BILL BENTLEY Roy Hargrove Big Band, Emergence, Emarcy Records Talk about a labor of love. Roy Hargrove has wanted to make a big band album since first arriving in New York from Texas in the late 1980s. It took him twenty years, and in that … [Read more...]