Archive for April 27th, 2012

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, April 26, 2012

At the Los Angeles Sports Arena: For those fans who engage in the armchair sport of setlist watching, there had up until recently been some concern that Bruce Springsteen’s current Wrecking Ball tour seemed to be following a very set pattern

First multi-label Heart boxed set announced; see complete tracklisting and artwork here

The first definitive career-spanning, multi-label boxed set retrospective chronicling the work of Heart will be issued this summer by Epic Records and Legacy Recordings. Personally curated by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, the Strange Euphoria anthology will include biggest hits and best-loved songs featured alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances. This set of three compact discs andRead More

'Nothing but a party': Robert Bell of Kool and the Gang on opening for Van Halen

Robert Earl “Kool” Bell and his fun R&B band Kool and the Gang are nearly midway through their gig as an opening act for the reconstituted Van Halen — and, in many ways, things are going just as expected

Former Toto lead singers Bobby Kimball, Fergie Frederikson planning summer tour

Original Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball has a busy summer on tap, beginning with a series of 2012 shows with fellow band alum Fergie Frederikson.

Steve Kuhn Trio – Wisteria (2012)

Just as Steve Kuhn recently looked back to his very brief but impressionable stint in an early edition of the John Coltrane Quartet, the prolific jazz pianist is reminiscing again.

'Older, hopefully wiser, more mature': Bela Fleck talks about his band's emotional reunion

Bela Fleck initial band reunited last year for Rocket Science, its first studio release in nearly two decades — and quickly claimed a Grammy award for the track “Life in Eleven.

The Friday Morning Listen: Porcupine Tree – The Incident (2009)

I don’t usually spend a lot of time dumping on music that I don’t like. This is pretty much an ironclad rule when it comes to reviews. It’s the most pointless kind of writing, rarely rising above the level of drunken frat-boy snark.