Archive for June 15th, 2013

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations Tour (2013)

For all of its well-deserved accolades, the Beach Boys’ 2012 reunion was missing two irretrievable elements. This remastering of a 1976 performance at Anaheim Stadium makes clear just how important the late Carl and Dennis Wilson were.

‘Let’s see what happens’: Yoko Ono on presenting Double Fantasy during the Meltdown Festival

‘Let’s see what happens’: Yoko Ono on presenting Double Fantasy during the Meltdown Festival

Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival opened Friday, with a gala closing performance of her entire 1980 Double Fantasy collaboration with John Lennon planned for Sunday, June 23, 2013.

The Wrong Object – After the Exhibition (2013)

After five years, the Wrong Object returns with an expanded lineup — and a radically expanded sound palette, with bold electronic textures from new keyboardist Antoine Guenet and stunning harmonic complexities from a pair of saxists

‘These are tricks done by professionals’: For Van Halen’s quippy David Lee Roth, a rock life unchanged

‘These are tricks done by professionals’: For Van Halen’s quippy David Lee Roth, a rock life unchanged

While other rockers of his vintage seem to be slowing down, Van Halen’s David Lee Roth is still living it up — or, at the very least, still talking a very good game.

Forgotten series: Los Immediatos – Second Chance (2008)

Forgotten series: Los Immediatos – Second Chance (2008)

An obviously titled second album by the Toledo, Spain garage/psych band Los Immediatos, Second Chance was a pleasant album of nine originals and two covers.

Jon Davis – One Up Front (2013)

Born in NYC, pianist and composer Jon Davis came back to his hometown in the early 90s only after stops at the New England Conservatory, Boston and San Francisco.

‘After about a week and a half, I settled in’: Brad Wilk meshed well on Black Sabbath’s fast-selling 13

‘After about a week and a half, I settled in’: Brad Wilk meshed well on Black Sabbath’s fast-selling 13

Even as Black Sabbath appears headed toward its first-ever American charttopper with 13, we get a glimpse into the drummer Brad Wilk’s unique experience meshing with the veteran doom rockers.

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