Archive for September, 2012

'Everything has to be bigger': David Byrne takes us inside his giant Talking Heads-era gray suit

One of the most iconic images of the 1980s in general, and Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne specifically, remains the giant gray suit he wore in the concert film Stop Making Sense.

Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B (2012)

Recorded live in the studio with a core six-piece band, Morrison’s 34th album — and his return to Blue Note — perhaps unsurprisingly has a jazzier atmosphere

'He just continues to get better': Journey's Neal Schon reconnects with former bandmate Steve Smith

For years, Journey fans have hoped for a reunion between Neal Schon and Steve Perry. Maybe they were pushing for the wrong Steve from the band’s best-known recordings.

An 'incredible moment': Yoko Ono on her new collaboration with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore

For Yoko Ono, who came to fame in the U.S. for offbeat art installations and outsider events like bed-ins, there was a kindred spirit to be found in Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Trans-Island Highway" (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Reflections”) ||| ONWARD (“Countermoon”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** After an 11-year period of quiet, intermittent activity by both of our main protagonists, Steely Dan came roaring back into the public eye in 1993, starting with Fagen’s long-awaited follow-up to The Nightfly

Neil Young, the Sadies and Garth Hudson, “This Wheel’s On Fire” (2012): One Track Mind

Neil Young, the Sadies and Garth Hudson, “This Wheel’s On Fire” (2012): One Track Mind

Garth Hudson’s update of “This Wheel’s On Fire” shows how the Band’s music could be just as dangerous as it could be contemplative.

Rush, September 28, 2012: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Rush, September 28, 2012: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Well, I never thought I’d ever say this, but — I finally saw Rush.

One Track Mind: Euge Groove, "Knock! Knock! Who's There?" (2012)

Steven Eugene Grove aka Euge Groove, is a sax player who I see as the spiritual heir to the late George Howard

Donny McCaslin – Casting For Gravity (2012)

Donny McCaslin – Casting For Gravity (2012)

Perpetual Motion was Donny McCaslin’s big change of direction record, one which brought him a bevy of accolades last year, and rightly so, for a successful transition from the acoustic format to one that intelligently blends acoustic with electronic sonorities.

Steven Wilson – Get All You Deserve (2012)

Get All You Deserve, the just-released concert DVD from Steven Wilson, showcases a live performer coming into his own, even as it provides a brief glimpse into his forthcoming new solo release.