The Waterboys’ music has moved as Mike Scott has moved. Since he effectively is The Waterboys, that’s not a surprise, but their music reflects changes in his life. Or, more accurately, it invites listeners to think of it in that way. Part of the gift Scott shares with the great rock stars is his ability to imprint his persona on his music so that it all sounds autobiographical, whether it is or not.
My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including a birthday for Bootsy Collins, jamming with Mike Clark, going underground with Ryan Hemsworth, plus Michael Franti and Spearhead, Surfer Blood, and three nights of Widespread Panic.