Archive for November 21st, 2012

Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (2012)

Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (2012)

Were it any other band, it would be easy to scoff at the prospect. Three old dudes and a replacement for the now-apparently requisite missing dude, but this is Led Zeppelin

‘We had to return to it, and go on': Garth Hudson remembers the fallen voices of the Band

‘We had to return to it, and go on': Garth Hudson remembers the fallen voices of the Band

This week’s “Songs of the Band” event at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania doesn’t just pay tribute to Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Richard Manuel. It features in multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson one of just two surviving members of the original Band lineup

The Peggy Lee Band – Invitation (2012)

You mean the great jazz singer from the 40’s and 50’s, you ask? Not hardly, but carry over the word “jazz” and shift the “voice” from vocal to the cello (and the location from L.A. to Vancouver), and you’ll have the “Peggy Lee” I want to tell you about.

Forgotten series: Complex – The Way We Feel (1971)

During their stint, Complex released two excellent albums pitched somewhere between psychedelic power pop and progressive rock. My favorite of the pair happens to be the British band’s second effort

Gato Libre – Forever (2012)

The aptly-titled Forever is the fifth release from Gato Libre. This is sadly the last with the original quartet line-up, as bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu passed away suddenly in September of 2011 – weeks after the live recording.