Archive for April 13th, 2013

Willie Nelson – Let’s Face the Music and Dance (2013)

Willie Nelson – Let’s Face the Music and Dance (2013)

Arriving as it does amidst of flurry of similarly themed songbook albums — from Rod Stewart to Paul McCartney to Jeff Lynne — Let’s Face the Music and Dance reminds us of Willie Nelson’s age-old command of the genre.

‘How great is that?’: Brian May thrilled over possible interactive project with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

‘How great is that?’: Brian May thrilled over possible interactive project with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi

When Queen’s Brian May stopped by to visit the ailing Tony Iommi, not long after Black Sabbath’s guitarist was diagnosed with cancer, he discovered a treasure trove of unused riffs laying around. That started a brainstorming session

Karlex – Paris, New York, Port-au-Prince (2013)

Sounding something like reggae dub, Paris, New York, Port-au-Prince blends Bob Marley-style political sentiments and thunking music hall beats — with Karlex’s spoken-more-than-sung vocals as the centering point.

The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins (2013): Books

I think there’s something innate in music fans that drives them to want to make lists. And then, of course, to argue about those lists to the death. You don’t have to look any farther than the conversation on some of the Gimme Five entries here

Churchwood – 2 (2013)

A tasty mixture of greasy blues rock, deranged intellect and mudhole-stomping Texas attitude, Churchwood once again illustrates what a post-punk Skip James might have sounded like had he gotten into the lysergic weirdness of 13th Floor Elevators.