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Tour: Ian Siegal – two North West dates

Ian Siegal kicks off his latest tour at The Live Rooms in Chester on 17th March; and also has another North West date at The Railway in Bolton on 25th March. www.theliverooms.com http://railwayvenue.com/

Review: Julian Burdock & Danny Del Toro – Double Dare

Julian Burdock & Danny Del Toro – Double Dare (Self-release) Here’s an enjoyable, understated gem from 24Pesos front man Julian Burdock (guitars and vocals) and Danny Del Toro (harmonica) – an 11 track collection of mainly blues classics, but including a couple of Burdock originals – recorded last year in their home cities of London […]

Review: Full Moon, Full Moon - Papa Crow

Michigan-based musician Papa Crow zigs and zags. His hushed, heartfelt debut Things That Roar was earnest, while the follow-up EP What Was That Sound? was… well, maybe it was heartfelt, too, but it was a heartfelt and fun album about flatulence, so I think you see my point about the zigging and zagging. Show More Summary

Love's Old Sweet Song - Kathryn Rudge and James Baillieu

Edward Elgar, Ivor Gurney, Frank Bridge, Roger Quilter, William Denis Browne, Eric Coates, James Lynam Molloy, Ivor Novello, Haydn Wood; Kathryn Rudge, James Baillieu; Champs Hill Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 26 2015 Star...Show More Summary

An encounter with guitarist Christoph Denoth to talk Schubert, Dowland, Palomo, and much more

Christoph Denoth - photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega The Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth has a new album out, Homages (on the Signum Classics label), exploring Spanish guitar music were written in homage to someone. An intriguing idea...Show More Summary

Charlie Parker -- Jazz With Strings

Please note the title of this collection. It does not include symphony orchestras playing jazz compositions. Nor does it feature what is known as "third stream" music, which is the combination of jazz and classical elements for what is hoped to be a unified whole. No, just like the title says, this...

Charlie Parker -- Classic Bebop

Bebop played the same part in the history of jazz that rock and roll played in the history of pop: Seemingly equal parts genius, accident, hard work, and willful rebellion, it was born of its turbulent times and forever changed the course of music. Bebop is the sharp dividing line between swing and mo...

Pink Floyd -- Hipgnosis Portraits

Hipgnosis Portraits Aubrey Powell 288 pages ISBN: 0500517630 Thames and Hudson 2014 When I was a kid I used to regularly search through my uncle's vinyl collection and there was one particular photograph that continuously arrested my attention and imagination -the inner sleeves of Pink Floyd's Wish Yo...

What's going Saturday? (Screaming Females, Disappears, Behemoth, Gaslight Anthem, Summer Moon & more)

photo: Screaming Females at MHOW in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison) photo: Disappears @ Bowery Ballroom, 2014 (more by Psquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Disappears, Suuns,...

Listen To Logic’s ‘Top Ten’ With Big K.R.I.T.

“They’reprobablyexpectingthatshtfromthefirstalbum,Man,fthat,andthey’llsaythatIchanged,AndI’llsaythatIhadtoshowupmyrange,CauseifIdowhatIdid,thenthey’llsayit’sthesame,Justcan’twinatthisgame…”Withbothoftheircareersstillintheearlystages,LogicandBigK.R.I.T.

Review: Super Audio Sunshine - Todd McHatton

If Dan Zanes coined the phrase "age-desegregated music" for his folk-rock take on traditional songs from across the country (and globe), Southern California's Todd McHatton has taken that attitude and applied it to psychedelic power-pop. Show More Summary

10 Movies Featuring Incredible Technologies That Came True

Image Source Movies have showcased numerous examples of fantastical technology since the earliest days of their medium. The French 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, for example, sent man on a journey into space, while 1927’s pioneering Metropolis brought a humanoid robot to life. Show More Summary

Weekend Wax Bits

yesterdayMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

By now, you've probably heard as much about the recent Grammy Awards as you want to hear. But here's something you may not have been aware of: Sonny Rollins' The Bridge was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. When...

RIP: Tod Dockstader, musique concrète composer

From the Unlocking Dockstader Facebook page: This evening my dear friend and musical inspiration, Tod Dockstader passed away. He was at peace and we were listening to his music at the time. May your spirit and music always float among the radio waves you were so fond of. • Tod Dockstader: http://dockstader.info

songs of the week #101

sometimes it’s the way music comes in. the bass, the groove, the movement that seduces you into moving and wanting to repeat a song over and over again. and sometimes, it’s the way words can simply turn you on. art by douglas hale +++ majid jordan it’s a difficult place when it gets like this, uh huh jessie ware when your […]

Review: Animal Tales - Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

I think Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke are pretty awesome. From the very first time Wilde e-mailed me a link to some music that would eventually become their 2010 debut Rise and Shine, I've shouted their praises. Of course, the New York-area duo have been slow, almost agonizingly so, in releasing music into the world. Show More Summary

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Taylor thinks it’s blue and black, as does Kanye, but I won’t really care until Noel Gallagher weighs in. THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10 Craig Freeman | Feb 26th Score:14 Oh, Liam. Even when it comes to trashing someone else, Noel’s writing is better. Posted in: Liam Gallagher Has Some Thoughts About Kanye, […]

FREE MP3 DL: Cult 33’s “Culdesac” (EP)

Lord Cream and BLKKK Spacey are known together as Cult 33 and if you like your hip-hop on the adventurous side, you’re going to really love this. It’s a 3-song EP called Culdesac, nothing more, nothing less, plain and simple but the music is anything but plain, simple, or ordinary.

VIDEO: Hustle And Drone’s “Bhikshu (Live at PDX Pop Now! 2014)”

While this year’s PDX Pop Now festival in Oregon is only five months ago, the guys in Hustle And Drone have shared a live performance from last year’s festival’. Check out what they did with “Bhikshu” and why they are one of the upcoming electronic pop groups to watch for. If you happen to be […]

SOME STUFFS: Alright ready to release new 7? EP and do a week of shows

They are Alright, and not just a way to say this group is alright, that’s their name and they’re from Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring current and former members of It Looks Sad and Late Bloomer, they will be releasing an EP this spring through the Negative Fun and Self Aware labels, a split effort that […]

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