Over the course of Matthew Shipp’s Blue Series releases, I have spent a not insignificant amount of time pushing, pulling, and molding words into shape in the effort to describe Shipp’s ever-changing musical concepts.
Archive for January, 2013
Here’s an exclusive stream of the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ “I Want to Believe,” the sizzling advance single from their upcoming Severn Records debut On the Verge.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kidas4E7S6g&w=500&h=305] New Music Monday spans a dizzying range of styles, from rootsy stuff to jazz, from blues to classic rock. Those blues? Check out Ben Harper and old-school harp-master Charlie Musselwhite.
Confusion Bleue is a self-described “total improvisation unit” led by Japanese pianist Nobu Stowe (who also hold a PhD in Psychology) and Omaha native, drummer Ray Sage (formally of Reverb Motherfuckers).
Finallly…a song on Tunnel Of Love that I actually like.
Glenn Frey has been mixing up appearances with the Eagles with continuing dates in support of his new standards record After Hours, providing a wide variety of musical contexts. Frey says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
‘It’s not over; it just took a little hiatus': Glenn Hughes sounds optimistic note on Black Country Communion
After a tumultuous period just before the release of Black Country Communion’s Afterglow, frontman Glenn Hughes is ready to talk again about the band’s future. Well, sort of.
Toto is planning a 35th anniversary tour, and now so is former frontman Bobby Kimball — who fronted the band over an early period that included “Hold the Line,” the Grammy-winning band’s debut No. 5 hit in 1978.
Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.
Lisa Loeb returns with her first project aimed at an adult audience since 2004’s The Way It Really Is. But she doesn’t settle back into the absorbing, modestly constructed singer-songwriter craft of that project