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Grateful Dead Sun Jan 21 2018 01:47:54 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Holy shit this is good. With a scheduled performance in Macon on their list of tour dates, many wondered how the band would acknowledge the Allman connection on Friday night. After a thrilling if standard performance, that question was answered with
Another question popped up on Facebook this week: My college friend Laura with whom Im in contact nearly every day but havent seen in the flesh for more than forty years (aint modern life marvelous?) asked folks about their favorite toys as kids. Not
We already covered the “I” of “Gloria” and “Psycho Killer,” but that was in a different sense. Let’s think now about the first-person pronoun as something generally meaningful, a g
Review by Tarcisio Moura — After the relative disappointment that was The Bread is Mine I kind of lost interest in Believe. Andmy curiosity was only spurred when I read so many glowing reviews about their 2017 release, SixWidows. After chec
Greetings from Laurel Canyon! It’s mid January and Im buzzingso much to jump-start in the new year. Sidel is on the hustle for sure. Also my mother is visiting. Seems crazy to have mom out at the top of the year, but why not? After all, its
It was only a matter of time before jam new-comers Spafford finally graced the pages and hallowed halls of LIVE music blog. Our friend Jim Houle shot their show last night at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York and brought back this awesome se
Who are the best art critics and what are the best books of art criticism? Here are some of the books I own: Robert Hughes, Nothing if Not Critical – The sort of critical anthology I’m currently most interested in (it contains rep
First of three records released under the name Stealers Wheel. Gerry Rafferty (best known for Baker Street) and Joe Egan penned and sang all of the material, backed up by additional musicians. There would be a rotating cast of support players in thei
This is the second of two compilations of tracks from the compilations I posted over the past year, with one song chosen from each mix. Last year this blog celebrated its 10th birthday. Things have changed from those days; the number of music blogs i
Review by Mellotron Storm — Well I'm slowly getting through SWANS discography and so far I'd say "Soundtracks For The Blind" is my favourite, and I do Like "To Be Kind" better than "The Seer" for what it's worth. "The Seer" is a double albu
VIA PRESS RELEASE | Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. Jessi Colter. Bobby Bare. Jerry Jeff Walker. David Allan Coe. Cowboy Jack Clement. Tom T. Hall. Billy Joe Shaver. Guy Clark. Townes Van Zandt. Tompall Glaser. Today, all
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
This is awful to hear: Tom Petty‘s death by heart attack has been ruled an accidental overdose. Tom’s autopsy report shows the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril
Who are the best art critics and what are the best books of art criticism? Here are some of the books I own: Robert Hughes, Nothing if Not Critical – The sort of critical anthology I’m currently most interested in (it contains rep
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
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
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
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
Review by thwok — THE ANATOMY OF... is one of those albums that really makes me wish that the ratings system allowed for half stars. I'm going to round up and give this covers album 4 stars for its progressiveness. If "progressive music" is
The physical nature of vinyl has always had a transportive effect on me. Maybe its the extra steps in the listening processflipping a few switches, unsheathing the record, lifting the needlethat seem to always place vinyl records in a specific time a
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
Dead & Company has announced a summer tour! The band will be launching on the East Coast and will wind all the way West to play a Fourth of July run at Shoreline in Mountain View and finishing off in Boulder the weekend of July 13-14. Check
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
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
Review by poito — With the innocence that always wraps Mediterranean Prog, including the enormous Italian factory, this BMS debut album has some interesting innovations in the midst of the obligatory influences. The fast pace of the classic
“I remember sitting beside my moms console record player as a kid, ear on a speaker, while flipping through her vinyl collection.” “These records had such awesome art and they were just standing in line with each other.
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
Dave Matthews Band has confirmed a huge summer tour and a new album due out along with it. Kicking things off in Texas on May 18th, the tour will wind all the way East and West including a huge Labor Day weekend at The Gorge. The tour will finish up
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
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
Review by Heyfordian — This is not music. This is noiseDid I miss something? How could anyone give a 4 start rating to a noise? There is nothing special in this record to make it worth having in your collection. It's quite an oddity, I woul
Scottish born Donovan Leitch went from folkie fop to Flower Power avatar as fast as you can say Mickie Most, and by so doing became the voice of Swinging London in our Year of the Lord 1966. He brought Americas West Coast psychedelic sound to England
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
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
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Talking Heads creator and alumnus David Byrne recently announced a new album, more shows and a brand-new song to boot. Make a closer inspection… @Spotify: https://t.co/RThVQcxj3L@YouTube : https://t.co/bbfbQe2X2f Special thanks to Doug Hend
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
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
Review by poito — Don't agree to the view that ARCHIVE is a copycat of Floyd. This is as much as saying that all Rock music is borrowed from Chuck Berry or Little Richard. There was R&R before them as there was soft atmospheric music be