[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.”
Archive for January 14th, 2013
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.
[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?
[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.
[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.
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.