Archive for January, 2013

Exclusive stream: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, “I Want To Believe” from On the Verge (2013)

Exclusive stream: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, “I Want To Believe” from On the Verge (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.

New Music Monday: Eric Burdon, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

[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 – East Side Banquet (2013)

Confusion Bleue – East Side Banquet (2013)

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).

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Cautious Man” (1987)

Finallly…a song on Tunnel Of Love that I actually like.

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac': The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac': The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

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.

‘As good, or better than Toto': Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

‘As good, or better than Toto': Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

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.

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

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 – No Fairy Tale (2013)

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

Dale Watson and His Lonestars – El Rancho Azul (2013)

If anyone can be said to be the “godfather” of the underground traditional country movement, it would probably be Dale Watson. Though he released his first album in 1995, his roots in music go much farther back, as does his sound.