Archive for November 13th, 2012

As Eddie Van Halen continues to recover, Van Halen resets concert dates in Japan for 2013

As Eddie Van Halen continues to recover, Van Halen resets concert dates in Japan for 2013

Recent positive reports of Eddie Van Halen’s recovery from surgery following a nasty case of diverticulitis have proven true: Van Halen has rescheduled the Japanese shows that were postponed in the wake of the guitarist’s health scare.

Something Else! sneak peek: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, “I Don’t Believe A Word You Say” (2012)

Stream “I Don’t Believe A Word You Say,” part of the forthcoming collaboration from Stax/Concord between Ben Harper and blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite.

Brian Eno – Lux (2012)

Brian Eno – Lux (2012)

This is the sound of a leaf, tumbling end over end just above the outstretched grass. The sound you hear in between heartbeats. The sound that clouds make as they move across the sky. You’ll hear all of that, and more, if you listen closely enough to Lux

Mayday Radio – Don Quixote (2012)

In an often numbingly disengaged world bereft of protest songs — from the left, right or center — Don Quixote is welcome, indeed. As Mayday Radio, singer-songwriter Jeff Ting pushes buttons, and boundaries, that have grown dusty from inattention.

Something Else! sneak peek: Björk – bastards (2012)

Steam a track from bastards, Björk’s forthcoming remix of her recent album Biophilia. Death Grips’ reimaginging of “Sacrifice” is part of a series of tracks that Björk has handed over during the past year to superstar mixers and producers

Desert Island Discs: Canadian Bands Edition

In a pitched battle for Canuck supremacy, Neil Young edged out Rush by just one mention, as we imagined what being stranded on an island just off the coast of Canada might be like.

Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio – Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio (2012)

Cuban-born drummer Dafnis Prieto never makes two albums alike. So yeah, it’s a given that album #5 wasn’t going to be a retread of #’s 1,2,3 or 4, but who could have predicted this?

Blackmore’s Night – A Knight in York (2012)

Blackmore’s Night – A Knight in York (2012)

Deep Purple axe-wielder Richie Blackmore and previously unheard of vocalist Candace Night released their first collaborative effort, Shadow of the Moon in 1998. At the time, I think most fans thought (hoped?) Blackmore would get over his fascination with Renaissance music