Archive for March 15th, 2013

Deep Beatles: “Hello Little Girl” (Decca audition, 1962)

Last week’s Deep Beatles took a closer look at the Beatles’ 1962 audition for Decca Records. Since manager Brian Epstein wanted to present Decca’s A&R department with a vivid picture of the Beatles’ live shows, he asked the band to perform covers

Matt Holman’s Diversion Ensemble – When Flooded (2013)

An emerging talent who has starred in Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and a 2009 winner of ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Competition, trumpet player Matt Holman has put it all together for his maiden record as a leader, When Flooded.

Jamie Block – Whitecaps on the Hudson (2013)

The title track, and other key moments like “Sam Patch” and “My Head” here, blend the brutal, hard-won spoken-word honesty of Lou Reed with a rootsy, rattling cadence. But this is more than an Americana take on the Velvet Underground.

Exclusive stream: Conspiracy featuring Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood, “New World” (2004; 2013 reissue)

Stream an advance track from the long-awaited remaster of Conspiracy Live, featuring former Yes band mates Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood.

The Friday Morning Listen: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – The Jukes (1979)

Big musical weekend in these parts. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will be visiting the New Hampshire seacoast and me & TheWife™ are more than ready.