Archive for October 22nd, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (1986; 2012 reissue)

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (1986; 2012 reissue)

Peter Gabriel’s exhaustive new So: 25th Anniversary Immersion Box includes an engaging disc called “SO DNA,” which follows the songs’ creative process from initial demo versions through to final takes. Listen in as he develops “In Your Eyes.”

Streams: Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s entire set at the Bridge School Benefit

Streams: Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s entire set at the Bridge School Benefit

Neil Young once again played host to the Bridge School Benefit Concert over the weekend, presenting a series of acoustic acts for the 26th year to benefit the educational facility for children with disabilities.

New Music Monday: Steve Hackett, Neal Schon, Gary Clark Jr., Glass Hammer, Naked Truth

New Music Monday: Steve Hackett, Neal Schon, Gary Clark Jr., Glass Hammer, Naked Truth

Genesis fans, unite! Guitarist Steve Hackett is back with his second exploration of the band’s 1970s-era triumphs, while a new reissue pays tribute to his former bandmate Peter Gabriel’s signature solo release So.

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

That there wasn’t one already seems unfathomable. Now that the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has been created, however, its inaugural class can assembled with a snap resembling the legendary hometown Stax Records logo.

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Live (2012)

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Live (2012)

Nik Bärtsch calls a concert a “meditative and explosive form of collaboration,” but exactly the same can be said about his and his band Ronin’s self-described “ritual groove music.”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Darlington Country” (1984)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Darlington Country” (1984)

Road Trip!! My summer of ’84 officially kicked off during the first listen to “Darlington Country.”