Archive for May 7th, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Joe Jackson, "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (2012)

Joe Jackson has announced new concert dates in advance of his forthcoming Duke Ellington tribute album The Duke, due June 26, 2012 from Razor and Tie. We’re also streaming an advance song, “I’m Beginning to See the Light” — CLICK HERE!

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan at work on a full-length album project

Following the well-received release last year of a two-song benefit single as WhoCares, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan have announced a pending 2012 full-length album filled with rarities, b-sides and studio jams.

Bo-Keys' Skip Pitts, guitarist on 'It's Your Thing' and 'Shaft,' passes away at 65

Charles “Skip” Pitts, one of the architects of soul, R&B, and funk guitar and a member of the Bo-Keys, has passed away at the age of 65. Pitts is best known for creating two of the signature guitar riffs of all time: The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing” and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes’ “Theme From Shaft.”

Kait Dunton – Mountain Suite (2012)

About three years ago I received a CD called Real And Imagined by jazz pianist and composer Kait Dunton, which came out of nowhere and just blew me away.

New Music Monday: Dee Snider, Glenn Frey, Mary Halvorson, Paul Di'Anno, Trevor Rabin

New Music Monday focuses this week on fresh stuff from the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Dee Snider, Glenn Frey, Mary Halvorson, Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’Anno, Paul Thorn and Trevor Rabin

Arturo Sandoval – Dear Diz: Every Day I Think of You (2012)

Dear Diz doesn’t aim for the relentlessly daring intellect of Dizzy Gillespie’s small-band bebop sides, so much as the boisterous amiability associated with his globetrotting latter-day period

Half Notes: Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris (2007)

Josh Homme’s band thankfully picked up where 2002′s exquisitely fun Songs For The Deaf left off, ignoring the dreadfully boring Lullabies To Paralyze that emerged in between the two. Just count that one as growing pains from Homme kicking bassist Nick Oliveri out of the band following Songs. Vulgaris, happily, indulges in the same goofy time-traveling sound that the bandRead More

Paul Rishell – Talking Guitar (2012)

That this is W.C. Handy Award-winning bluesman Paul Rishell’s first acoustic recording will come as something of a surprise, so deep is his grasp, so complete is his commitment. That it’s his first solo effort in nearly two decades is more confusing still.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "I Wanna Marry You" (1980)

For all of the fun that skips its way through The River, there’s an equal amount of pathos and the very real weight of adult responsibilities.