Jul 222011

“Deep Dark Robot is an artificial agent trying to be human and, at the end of the day, we’re all just trying to be human,” says Linda Perry of her new band. Joining forces with Tony Tornay, one of the founding members of American desert rock band Fatso Jetson, Perry returns to being in a band 15 years after the break up of 4 Non Blondes. Perry has stayed active in the music scene writing and producing hit songs for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and more, but now she is back where it all started in front of the mic. Continue reading »

Nov 102010

Live Collection brings together every live cover we can find from an artist. And we find a lot.

The recent release of Easy Wonderful has given Guster fans reason to fall in love with them all over again. As their album title insinuates, they have an agreeable sound that resonates with you and has aged well over the past (almost) 20 years. If the Beach Boys went to college in the 90’s, added some bongos, and stayed out of the sun, Guster is what they would sound like.

Featured on soundtracks like Life as a House and Wedding Crashers, their songs can pull at the heartstrings as you croon along with them. On the other hand, they are better known for their laid-back, wisecracking personalities that beam from the stage and infect their fans. During their years of touring, they have taken on many cover songs with both their sensitive and playful dispositions (but mostly the latter). Typically at the end of a show, Guster will rile up the crowd with a number from Madonna, Talking Heads, or whoever sings the “Cheers” theme song (Portnoy) and get everyone involved.  Most of the time, it’s just an excuse to get drummer Brian Rosenworcel out in front showing off his questionable vocals, calling in the crowd for backup.  It’s just like being at a karaoke bar. Continue reading »