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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Rancid: Fall Back Down[purchase]Back in 2003, my then 13 year old son was in a punk phase, which I kind of liked. He wanted to go see Rancid, the great ska-punk band that was playing at Roseland in midtown Manhattan. Not surprisingly, I agreed to tak
Today, U2 have announced tour dates for Europe in 2018, representing the second leg of the Experience + Innocence Tour. It begins at the end of August, two months after the end of the North American leg, and runs through to late October, featuring tw
Review by Warthur — Don't be spooked by the monsters on the cover art - see, they're wearing pretty dresses, they're trying to be welcoming and unthreatening. In fact, they're probably supposed to be Hemulens, creatures from the Moomin book
Plans for new vinyl record shop and cafe in Buxton approved: High Peak Borough Council this week granted a change of use application for the ground floor of 2-4 South Avenue to a mixed retail and cafe use. Documents submitted on behalf of applicant N
I have previously posted some German versions of English-language hits sung by the stars of these songs themselves. Heres a mix of 29 such songs, spanning just over a decade, from 1961-72. The fashion of Anglophone artists to record in various Europe
The Cranberries singer Dolores ORiordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed. She was in town recording new music, and this is very unexpected for the family. Read more here, this story is developing. The post R.I.P. Dolor
They go in threes. They always go in threes. In 2017, it hit home. My dad, at 91.My friend Dave, one of my mentors in the news biz, at 80. Plus the one that came out of nowhere. Adventurers: Bruce … Continue reading →They go in th
Review by Warthur — OOIOO are a collective of Japanese women with one mission in mind: to create some of the most intensely experimental avant-rock music out there. Boredoms drummer and co-founder Yoshimi P-We leads the gang in a percussion
Drop the Bone CD + bonus disc $20.00 USDCD only $15.00 USDBonus disc only $5.00 USD Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Hag
Weve closed up the shop for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. While were away, why not fire up our freeRecord Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record stores? Perhaps theres an interview, review, or feature you might have missed?C
Afrocelt Sound System with Peter Gabriel: When Youre Falling [purchase] The easy way to address our new theme would be with songs about falling in love. There is nothing wrong with that approach, but I am more interested in what else falling can refe
One of the frequent tour stops for musicians on the East Coast is Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and they were working towards the 2018 concert season by raising the roof of the venue to accommodate better sight lines. Sadly that work go
Crystal Leww: Cardi B is not a good rapper, and any criticism of her music will undoubtedly try to hit at her weakness in the technical department. But technical skills have always been overrated in music anyway. You know what is exciting? I went to
Back in the mists of the late sixties, two session veterans coupled with two relatively unknown (yet very good) musicians. With all groups who are in their infancy, the first rehearsal is generally a proving ground to see if everyone will be able to
Review by kev rowland — Back in the Nineties I was running Feedback fanzine in the UK, and was fortunate enough to be incontact with the wonderful Larry Kolota who ran Kinesis, a record label who released both modernprogressive rock (I was
I dont recall what triggered it, but I fell into a YouTube rabbit hole last night, zeroed in on First Aid Kit. For those that dont know, First Aid Kit is made up of two sisters from the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden – Klara and Johanna Sde
Greetings from Laurel Canyon! I may not always love you / But long as there are stars above you / You never need to doubt it / I’ll make you so sure about it / God only knows what I’d be without you A few days ago my wife informed
purchase [greg kihn band rekihndled]weheartmusic has one of the most extensive lists of musicians who died in ...whatever year. The site goes back a ways and it's worth a visit- very eclectic -music styles all over the place/great resource [I feel li
As I did last year and the year before that, I am putting up two compilations of tracks from the compilations I posted over the past year, with one song chosen from each mix (except for the Any Major Favourites 2016 mixes, two mixes of songs from my
Go get ’em, Fish! The drummer from the jam band Phish is helping collect signatures with a goal of overturning a legislative delay on ranked-choice voting in Maine. Fishman will be at Bayside Bowl on Sunday in Portland. I have this new fant
Crystal Leww: Cardi B is not a good rapper, and any criticism of her music will undoubtedly try to hit at her weakness in the technical department. But technical skills have always been overrated in music anyway. You know what is exciting? I went to
Drop the Bone is now available on iTunes!Drop the Bone is now available on iTunes!
Following the beast that he had unleashed with Sundown would prove to be a challenge for Lightfoot. Instead of reinventing the wheel, he opted to stick with a similar formula on Cold on the Shoulder, from which came the excellent single, "Rainy Day P
The simplest polyrhythm is three over two. (Two posts ago I noted frequent use of this triplet pattern in the Smithereens’ “Listen To Me Girl.”) The time is primarily defined by a duple pattern of two, and then a threeso
Review by The Jester — Next station is the title of the 2nd studio album of the Italian composer and musician Marco DeAngelis, which comes 4 years after the release of The River, his 1st studio effort. A few days ago, I had an interview wit
Call me a huge admirer of Dr. Dog. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Thanks. “Jim Song” has that special formula that instantly connects with me: slow, acoustic guitar ballad; a lovesick and broken protagonist; throw in some harmonic
Christmas Day is here! It’s been a nice morning, and I hope it’s been one for you, too. These three songs always make my Christmas. An 11-year-old Michael Jackson will forever convey the excitement of Christmas morning. That Chris
VIA PRESS RELEASE | Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Music, is pleased to announce a deluxe vinyl box set celebrating Allen Ginsberg’s iconic Howl And Other Poems, one of the most important pieces of modern America
I hate singers who spend most of their songs whisper-singing. They either have a crap voice, havent figured out who they are or have nothing at all to say. These days? Cigarettes and Sex is a culprit. I dont know where this trend came from and Im sur
The last two Decembers delivers a kick in the balls just before the year ends. Last Christmas it was the death of George Michael; in 2015 it was Lemmy and Natalie Cole (ringing in that annus horribilis 2016). This year we were spared such shenanigans
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Phish have released their second official video from New Year’s Eve’s massive celebration at Madison Square Garden, this time with “A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing”. Watch the video below… The post WATC
Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker on How to Be a Rock Critic, a new one-man play starring and co-written by Erik Jensen. Advertisements Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker on How to Be a Rock Critic, a new one-man play starring and co-written by Erik
Our annual Christmas Deadpod features a very entertaining acoustic show from the summer of 1980. While it is true that the mandolin and the guitars are higher in the mix than optimal, I am of the opinion that the quality of the recording, and the ori
Stepping back from the commercial arena in 1973, that calendar year marked the first occurrence where Lightfoot had no new product on offer since he had begun his professional recording career in the sixties. The consistent grind of write/record/tour
Drop the Bone CD $15.00 USDBonus disc $5.00 USDBoth $20.00 USD Drop the Bone is a studio album of songs and improvisations in a variety of configurations. Featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, John Han
Review by kev rowland — Recorded Live at The Assembly, Leamington Spa on 21st November 2015, this DVD + CD set takes itstitle from the final song on the set, 'The Lizard King'. I don't have the CD, but have heard thatthe picture and camera
It’s getting late. Time for a story. Please enjoy our traditional Christmas Eve post. On a winter day more than 40 years ago, Louis Armstrong went to work in the denat his home at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens, … Continue r
Right on. Write on. Happy New Year! It’s 2018, I turn 48 this year, I have daughters in 9th and 6th grade, I started a new job last year, Donald Trump is President of the United States and – SCREEEECH! – music is still a
Holiday Rules, Volume 2 is the second unique compilation of Christmas music backed by MPL (McCartney Productions Limited), one of the World's largest music publishers. Volume 1 was released in 2012 and is discussed here.Both discs in this series are
We remember Motrhead’s “Fast Eddie” Clark who passed away on Wednesday, January 10 with a look back from our archives. Ed. Well, the impossible has transpired. Lemmy Kilmister is dead. I was convinced he was immortal, bu
In 1991, when Axyl Rose was asked about some of his favorite new bands, he said The singer of Soundgarden has a beautiful voice. I had figured Rose to be a tasteless idiot whose well-publicized love of the Sex Pistols I had dismissed as naive and mor
It is becoming something of a tradition here to close the year with a disco mix to see out the old year and in the new. So don your boogie shoes and shake that booty like its 1978. One track here is quite remarkable: the Boney M. song here was record
I wish there were annual conferences, or music festivals, with rival presentations on what most importantly happened in hook history in a certain year. Since I’m conducting a festival of sorts for 1967 here in these last months of 2017, &am
Khruangbin is out today with a brand new video and a huge set of tour dates. “Friday Morning” is off the new album, Con Todo El Mundo, and it’s a wildly gorgeous ride of emotions on top of a chilled down groove that only
Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker on How to Be a Rock Critic, a new one-man play starring and co-written by Erik Jensen. Advertisements Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker on How to Be a Rock Critic, a new one-man play starring and co-written by Erik
WEIR EVERYWHERE DEPT: Bob Weir surprise sit in w John Kadlecik Band at Terrapin Crossroads, Wed December 13 2017, Setlist and Video
I scored a delightful assignment: a profile (with photos) of my dear friend C.J. Hirschfield for the Splash Pad News. I scored a delightful assignment: a profile (with photos) of my dear friend C.J. Hirschfield for the Splash Pad News.
Appearing in stores in November 1972, Old Dan's Records saw the bearded bard gifting listeners with his second disc in less than a year. Unlike Don Quixote, a larger group of musicians contributed to the sessions. Drums return to the mix along with p
“Records are my favourite conversation starters.” “I share my flat in Brighton with two other songwriters. We keep all of our records together in a line underneath the glass coffee table in the centre of our living room,