Archive for January 21st, 2012

Paul McCartney says: 'I didn’t expect to be singing and playing at the level I am now'

Paul McCartney met with the world media this week to talk about his new album Kisses On The Bottom. Here are some highlights from that webstream

Twitter account announcing comeback for fallen pop star Gary Glitter was a fake

A Twitter account announcing a series of comeback projects for convicted pedophile Gary Glitter has been revealed as a hoax.

Carolina Chocolate Drops working with Buddy Miller on follow up to Grammy-winning smash

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are working with producer Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Solomon Burke) on a follow up to 2010’s Grammy Award–winning label-debut Genuine Negro Jig.

George Porter Jr. to be honored with OffBeat magazine's lifetime achievement award in music

George Porter Jr., original bassist with the Meters, will be this year’s recipient of OffBeat magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Music, during ceremonies to be held January 27 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

The Wee Trio – Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (2012)

A finely judged treatment of David Bowie’s music, done without hewing too closely to the old sides — and without fear of going too deep into his catalog for material.

Half Notes: Bill Barner – Ten Tunes (2012)

Longtime reedman Bill Barner has played it all in his career: Dixieland, free jazz, bop, Latino music, fusion jazz, and on and on.

Shows I'll Never Forget: Adrian Belew Power Trio, Feb. 28, 2008

In Phoenix: Going to the show, I had no idea who was opening for Adrian Belew at the Rhythm Room. I only heard the guy at the door pronouncing the guy’s name to someone in front of us: “Like ‘banana’ with a Z … and an O.”