Archive for March 11th, 2012

Benefit Johnny Cash tribute concert to feature Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, others

A benefit Johnny Cash tribute concert, to be held April 20, 2012 in Austin, Texas, has confirmed appearances set for Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Deacon Blues" (1977)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This is the song I would suppose most people would say has that classic Steely Dan sound, the epitome of the smooth, suave style they perfected on Aja and a hit song to boot

Half Notes: Meat Loaf – Hell in a Handbasket (2012)

Meat Loaf returns, but this time without Bat series co-creator Jim Steinman, promising a more personal collection of songs.

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom (2012)

Ben Howard’s finger-picking style of guitar can be both pastoral and percussive, giving Every Kingdom a layered complexity that belies folk’s old cardboard genre box.

Adrenaline Mob – Omerta (2012)

The debut of the supergroup featuring former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X singer Russell Allen, Sonic Stomp guitarist Mike Orlando and Disturbed bassist John Moyer

Forgotten series: John Abercrombie – Class Trip (2004)

Quite a few years back I had a discussion with a close friend about a certain ‘famous’ musician. I say ‘famous’ because the musician’s name has been dropped from both of our memories

Half Notes: Dan Wilensky – Back in the Mix (2012)

Back in the mix, indeed.

One Track Mind: Something Unto Nothing, “Nomad” (2012)

I’ve often lamented the fact that good, old-fashioned straight hard rock seems to be mostly a lost art form these days.