On Friday (12/3), Jane Monheit winked, wiggled and used her considerable vocal talents to dazzle in a solid but short-feeling show.
Continue reading “Jane Monheit at UCLA”
Turn this one up. Great garage-band rock out of Boston. Thanks to CMJ and Pitchfork for pointing them out. I see a lot of editorial space comparing them to early Who and Thin Lizzy and James Gang, but am I the only one who hears some early KISS knocking around in there? “100,000 Years,” anyone?
Continue reading “Runner & The Thermodynamics: “So Sorry””
There’s live review on this site of Joss Stone’s SXSW performance in March. I first heard her on NPR, probably late in 2003. I still hold to the belief that she’s got a very rare instrument in that incredible voice.
Continue reading “Joss Stone: “The Choking Kind””
Anyone who recently visited may have noticed things look very different this week. I’ve re-vamped the site and moved to a new blogging system.
Continue reading “WordPress vs. MovableType”
Via Online Music Blog:
Archive.org has a massive online collection of Grateful Dead live shows available to all just for the asking. The collection is said to be complete, but not being a Dead expert, I can’t confirm that.
Now, if only they’d do this for Bruce Springsteen bootlegs.
The New York Times reports that labels are getting back on the singles bandwagon. Over the past few months, labels have begun releasing singles for sale through download outlets like iTunes and Napster at the same time as they release them to radio stations.
Continue reading “Digital Singles Catch Up With Radio Release Dates”
I’m not sure where I originally stumbled upon this, but I’m quite fascinated by it. Whitman is known in electronica circles by his alter-ego “Krvastki.”
Continue reading “Keith Fullerton Whitman: “Fib01a””
Los Lobos’ latest produces a handful of gems, but ultimately feels mostly inspired and partly assembled.
Continue reading “Los Lobos: “The Ride””
The Stubb’s BBQ stage in Austin on Saturday night played out like a highlight reel of favorite Austin City Limits programs, with the reunited Mavericks followed by Patti Griffin, who turned the stage over to the Old 97’s in the midnight hour.
Continue reading “SXSW Saturday Review: Los Lobos at Stubb’s BBQ”
A buzz is building in America over the talents of this young girl from England, who stumbled into a music career after trying out for a talent show. Just shy of her 17th birthday, Stone possesses a preternaturally-seasoned voice of remarkable facility and expression, perfectly suited to the soul-flavored material on her debut album. Legend has it that her management team wisely issued early advances of the CD to radio programmers with no photo on the cover to keep non-pop programmers from drawing quick conclusions about what kind of music a cute, 16-year-old kid from the UK can make.
Continue reading “SXSW Friday Review: Joss Stone, The BoDeans, Trish Murphy”