Archive for November, 2012

Broken Harbour – The Geometry of Shadows (2012)

A wave of bracing yet sometimes static sound, Broken Harbour’s The Geometry of Shadows picks up where the heft of his previous work Gramophone Transmissions left off.

Forgotten series: Alice Cooper, Five Americans, others – Garagelands, Volume One (1999)

This short-lived series, which produced only two installments, focuses on songs from the 1960s that never came within sniffing distance of hitting the national Top 40 charts.

Eric DiVito – Breaking The Ice (2012)

Formally trained as both a classical and jazz guitarist, DiVito has a passion for music that extends broadly beyond that (one of his gigs is leading a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band), and is deeply into music education.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Oxford American Southern Music Issue – The Music of Louisiana (2012)

So I decided a while back that it would be a good idea for me to start backing up stuff from my computer.

Rolling Stones take 02 stage in London again — and this time, yes, they get some ‘Satisfaction’

Rolling Stones take 02 stage in London again — and this time, yes, they get some ‘Satisfaction’

The Rolling Stones opened tonight’s second 50th anniversary concert in London with “Get off My Cloud,” and closed — yes, finally — with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

‘I don’t know how it happens, but I’m a different guy': Neil Young on working with Crazy Horse

‘I don’t know how it happens, but I’m a different guy': Neil Young on working with Crazy Horse

Neil Young, in an appearance last night with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” talks about the musical spark he finds in working with Crazy Horse.

Kylesa – From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (2012)

Sludge metal titans Kylesa have presented their own gift for the holidays with From the Vaults, Vol. 1, a tantalizing record. The rarities and B-sides take hold immediately

Superlith – Plasma Cluster (2012)

Just when you think you’ve heard it all — literally — some really crafty cats come along and create sounds that hadn’t quite been previously contemplated. A couple of such musicians from Philadelphia’s fertile experimental music scene banded together to create some of this alien but strangely alluring noise.

Jane’s Addiction, Franky Perez, others – Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 2 (2012)

When this soundtrack compilation landed on my desk, it didn’t mean much to me. I don’t watch the show and only a few of the names on the back of the CD meant anything to me — and one of those was Katey Sagal

‘It was challenging for me, but I got there': Jimmy Page on his aborted 1980s collaboration with Yes

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page remembers an abandoned early-1980s supergroup with two members of Yes in a new Rolling Stone interview, saying they had “good synchronicity.”