Archive for January 25th, 2012

Ben Folds Five return to studio for first new full-length recording since 1999

A new tweet confirms that the Ben Folds Five are in the studio recording their first new full-length album since 1999. Folds, posting on his @BenFolds page, published a picture of the group at work on new music, with the message: “It’s happening fo sho. Day 1, in studio with Robert and Darren through March.”

Eric Clapton at work on new album with longtime touring guitarist Doyle Bramhall II

Eric Clapton’s next full-length original album will again pair him with longtime touring guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, who co-produced 2010′s Clapton.

Bachman and Turner to appear with Will Ferrell in new film from 'Austin Powers' director

Bachman and Turner, the Canadian rock legends, will be taking care of business in “Dog Fight,” a new film from “Austin Powers” director Jay Roach starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

Can't wait for the new Van Halen with David Lee Roth? Tune in tonight to 'CSI' for a preview

Two clips from new songs on the forthcoming Van Halen reunion album with David Lee Roth A Different Kind of Truth will be featured tonight (January 25, 2012) on the television program “CSI.” It’s big news for fans eagerly awaiting the Feb. 7 release date for the first new full-length project undertaken by Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen sinceRead More

Tania Maria – Tempo (2012)

One of Brazil’s brightest performers of the last three decades, Tania Maria led a band by the age of 13, and has a distinctively exuberant vocal and percussive piano style as part of her wide skill set.

EVOL – EVOL (1970; 2012 reissue)

Wow, now here’s an interesting find! In 1970, EVOL cut a demo album, which has recently been reissued by the Gear Fab label on both vinyl and compact disc.

Something Else! Interview: Iconoclastic bluesman Otis Taylor

A musical alchemist and stirring modern-day storyteller, Otis Taylor is just as apt to experiment well beyond the Delta tradition as he is to explore the raw passions of this nation’s fight for racial justice. This isn’t your grandfather’s blues.

Half Notes: Terry Adams – Love Letter to Andromeda (2008)

There’s something both endearing and inspiring about a musician who is just as comfortable hammering out meat & potatoes bar band tunes (see below) as he is living in the altered reality of Sun Ra. That man is Terry Adams. As one of the masterminds behind NRBQ — wait, you don’t have any of their records? Shame on you! —Read More

On Second Thought: Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

I’m trying to imagine being 18 and listening to Ten for the first time like I did when I was 18 in 1991. I can’t.