Archive for August 24th, 2013

The Rides [Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg] – Can’t Get Enough (2013)

The joy surrounding this blues-rock collaboration is found not just in the Rides’ meaty originals — four of the 10 tracks are new — but in the way this just-founded trio happily attacks the cover tunes.

One Track Mind: The Rolling Stones, “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (1965)

Slapped on the flipside of the fuzztoned-frosted “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” single that zoomed straight to the top of the charts throughout the world in the summer of 1965 and continues to get played

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Mike Keneally, beyond his sheer talent, is that he continues to put out such consistently enjoyable music.

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come’: Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come’: Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

The next question for fans, after Adam Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. debut with Queen in September, is whether the American Idol finalist will then be emboldened to mount a full-scale American tour.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Icefire” (1977)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Icefire” (1977)

For me, music that tends to freeze time also tends to be sparse. “Icefire” has that, with the chiming arpeggios, artificial harmonics, and plenty of space. This track reminds me of what Pat did at the opening of “Phase Dance.”

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