Anyone remember Catherine Wheel? Rob Dickinson and the boys were one of our favorite acts of the Nineties. They somehow managed to balance a hard, heavy sound with an scintillating and arty sensibility. Their 1997 album "Adam & Eve" came off like a terrific blend of Pink Floyd and Radiohead, achieving a delicate sound that they'd hinted at but never quite delivered in their earlier efforts.
They've been quiet since then, but we're excited to have learned that CW frontman, Rob Dickinson, has a solo project on the way. There's some good news and some bad news regarding this. The bad news is that even though Nic Harcourt is already spinning "My Name Is Love" on Morning Becomes Eclectic, the album, "Fresh Wine For The Horses," isn't due out until September. What the heck's a good Angeleno supposed to do till then? Well, that's where the good news comes in. He's playing Hotel Cafe tonight.