Archive for January 11th, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers forced to halt tour after Anthony Kiedis suffers foot injury

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have postponed a series of U.S. tour dates after foot problems sidelined frontman Anthony Kiedis.

Gimme Five: Underrated examples of when jazz guys got funky

A look at five jazz albums with grooves in the pocket — even if they weren’t much in the press.

Synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby announces U.S. tour; check out our two-part interview

Thomas Dolby is set to embark on a 26-date North American tour this March — with a rather unusual vehicle in tow: A time capsule.

Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Steve Hackett goes in depth on 2012 project with Chris Squire, the guitarist’s celebrated tenure with Genesis, and the sweeping impact of J.S. Bach on his playing style.

Half Notes: Emily Hurd – Long Lost Ghosts (2012)

Little shards of sunshine peek through on Emily Hurd’s new Long Lost Ghosts, a moving acoustic folk-pop project that asks hard questions and doesn’t settle for easy answers. Recorded on a vintage grand piano at Chicago’s King Size Sound Labs, the album showcases Hurd’s finely wrought way with the language and with a story. She explores with a wanderer’s nostalgia,Read More

Loreena McKennitt – A Mediterranean Odyssey (2009)

It doesn’t happens very often (and too bad for that!), but there are times when you hear a piece of music, a guitar, or a voice for the first time and the whole world seems to drop away for that moment.

Half Notes: Mike Wofford and Holly Hofmann – Turn Signal (2012)

Holly Hofmann, as we noted before, thrives on collaborations with pianists, and she’s had some notables ones with Bill Cunliffe.