Archive for January 28th, 2012

Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire (2012)

Listen to Joe Louis Walker, and you’ll hear the grimy city blues of Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones’ junkie groove, the soaring echoes of Al Green’s church music, and Sly Stones’ urban soul. That’s the magic and the power of his work

Half Notes: David Bowie – Glass Spider Tour DVD (2007)

That much-maligned period of David Bowie’s, the 1980s, seemed to be getting a bit of a revival of sorts 20 years on — beginning with the release of The Best Of 1980-1987 and then this long-out-of-print video getting the DVD treatment. That period just wasn’t kind to him and yet, strangely, Bowie set out on one of his most ambitiousRead More

One Track Mind: Wayne Shorter, "Tom Thumb" (1967)

During the 1964-68 period while he served as the “idea man” in Miles Davis’ Second Quintet, Wayne Shorter reeled off album after album under his own name that were extremely creative and sometimes breathtaking.

Something Else! sneak peek: Kevn Kinney and the Golden Palominos, "Challenge" (2012)

Check out an advance track from the forthcoming collaboration between Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ n Cryin’ and Anton Fier of the Golden Palominos

Guilty pleasures: Barenaked Ladies – Everything To Everyone (2003)

There are a couple of kinda odd (and completely unrelated) reasons why I’m reviewing this CD. One is that, after several listens, I’ve found some music here that I really like. The kind that makes me drive too fast.

Set for new album, Leonard Cohen talks about seemingly endless string of "Hallelujah" covers

There’s good news for Leonard Cohen fans this week: A new album, and the outside possibility that a seemingly endless string of renditions by other artists of his signature “Hallelujah” might one day draw to a close. Maybe.