Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye" (2012)

Here’s a sneak peek at “Eyeoneye,” the lead single from Andrew Bird’s forthcoming release Break It Yourself, to be issued March 6 via Mom + Pop. Recorded inside a barn owned by Bird in western Illinois, it’s the singer-songwriter’s first project since Noble Beast in 2009.

Crosby and Nash, Lucinda Williams, Tom Morello, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, others contribute to Occupy Wall Street benefit album

An impressive amalgam of musical stars has banded together to aid the Occupy Wall Street movement through the benefit project Occupy This Album — subtitled “A Compilation of Music By, For and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%.”

Norman Greenbaum talks legendary smash 'Spirit in the Sky,' set for rare live performance

Norman Greenbaum, more than 40 years after penning the seminal gospel-rock hit “Spirit in the Sky,” is set for a return to the the stage — appearing as a guest with the band Time in Bottle at The Last Day Saloon near his home in Santa Rosa, Calif., on February 18.

Neil Young reportedly at work on a new studio project with Crazy Horse

Neil Young, in a Sunday talk at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, revealed that he has been recording with Crazy Horse again, according to Neil Young News.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Galaxy (2012)

Keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger and bandleader Jeff Lorber has been propagating fusion jazz for so long, the term “Jeff Lorber Fusion” seems almost redundant.

The Doors – L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

If people thought the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were radical, they were probably stunned to the core by the Doors.

Abigail Riccards – Soft Rains Fall (2011)

When I first listened to Chicago-based jazz singer Abigail Riccards I had that strange and wonderful feeling of temporarily “forgetting who I was.” This is the kind of power that music can have

New Music Monday: Dion, First Aid Kit, Beach Boys (together again already?)

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Jan. 23, 2012.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Racing In The Street" (1978)

A fancy muscle car and a pretty girl by your side — that’s all a guy needs to get away from the weight of everyday life. Yeah, it can be as simple as that.