Archive for July 3rd, 2012

After postponing long-awaited new album, Aerosmith is now pushing back its show, too

Patience is certainly a virtue for fans of classic rockers Aerosmith. First, their forthcoming new studio release was pushed back.

Unboxing Music: Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy – The American Dream (2012)

Alright! A new set of Morricone covers? Let’s check it out.

Vinny Golia Sextet – Abstractions and Retrocausalities (2011)

It used to be, “West Coast jazz” meant Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne and Chet Baker. When thinking of West Coast jazz today, my thoughts tend toward Scott Amendola, Alex Cline, Sarah Wilson, Will Bernard, Rich Halley, Jeff Gauthier

Yes – Open Your Eyes (1997; 2012 vinyl reissue)

In the past, introducing a new voice into the ever-changing Yes dynamic often started the band on a series of quickly realized new directions. 1997’s Open Your Eyes, it once seemed, was the exception.

Half Notes: The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)

I still remember the day I originally found this album: My drive home was full of modern prog-rock goodness — stuff the likes of which we rarely get to hear anymore, especially from the remnants of yell-rock band At The Drive-in. Long songs (one of which clocks in at over 12 minutes long), intricate structures, soaring vocals: I don’t knowRead More

Desert Island Discs: 1980s Rock and Pop Edition

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip … through our record collections. This time, just before our tiny ship was tossed, we grabbed a bunch of rock and pop sides from the 1980s.