Archive for January 14th, 2013

‘I am really looking forward to it': Steve Hackett prepares for gala Genesis Revisited II tour

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5j4C01dKbk&w=500&h=305] Steve Hackett is following up his well-received Genesis Revisited II project with a tour focusing on his former band’s 1971-77 repertoire, including classics like “Supper’s Ready,” “The Musical Box” and “Firth of Fifth.”

‘My voice is coming along nicely': The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit updates fans after cancer scare

‘My voice is coming along nicely': The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit updates fans after cancer scare

Eagles singer/bassist Timothy B. Schmit has returned to the stage after a cancer scare, and is already back at work on a long-awaited solo project, according to a new post at his web site.

New Music Monday: Yo La Tengo, Dylan Ryan’s Sand, Erin McKeown, Sean Lennon, Iron Maiden, Boz Scaggs

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauiMlA0VVo&w=500&h=305] Yo La Tengo returns with an album that brings into high relief the best of their past successes, and we get some intriguing new jazz from Dylan Ryan’s Sand.

The Summarily Dismissed – To Each (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PHq4UrGxFE&w=420&h=315] The legacy of Laura Nyro deserves more than to rely on original recordings or innumerable covers; a member of a newer generation to make new music in that old spirit is needed to keep her eccentric, intelligent brand of pop vital and alive. So why not Ari Shagal?

On Second Thought: Huey Lewis and the News – Time Flies: The Best (1996)

On Second Thought: Huey Lewis and the News – Time Flies: The Best (1996)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaTQAaJWW54&w=500&h=305] As proven by Huey Lewis and the News, there will always be an appetite for blue collar rock, no matter what the flavor of the month happens to be.

Jessi Teich – Live and Unwrapped EP (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZJbQ4z9WCo&w=500&h=315] Philadelphia-based Berklee graduate Jessi Teich is, in many ways, unlike any of the famous singers who have so clearly impacted her.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All That Heaven Will Allow” (1987)

A guitar is lightly strummed, sticks are clicking (or maybe a weak rimshot…no matter, the repetition never ends), and some fluffy keyboards fill in the space.