Archive for October 1st, 2011

Neo – Neoclassico (2011)

At the very moment I was waxing poetic last year over Italian whack jazz trio Neo’s last album Water Resistance, the band was in a studio in Chicago recording their next album.

Shows I'll Never Forget: U2, March 28, 2005

by Tom Johnson, at the San Diego Sports Arena We drove over to San Diego on a Sunday night, not really getting on the road until about 8 p.m. I had been hoping for more like 4 p.m., maybe 6 p.m.

One Track Mind: The Smiths, "How Soon Is Now?" (1984; 2011 reissue)

In its way, Johnny Marr’s riff on this Smiths song was every bit as important in its era as Keith Richards’ on “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” a generation before. It sounded like angry desperation — and it worked in perfect contrast to the lyrics

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble – Penumbra (2006)

by Mark Saleski Back in the dark ages (read: before the Internet) I spent a fair amount of time searching out new music by paying very close attention to the listings of my local public and classical radio stations.