Archive for September 3rd, 2013

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

Movies: Good Ol’ Freda (2013)

The Beatles’ 1963 Christmas recording makes the rounds of classic rock radio stations every holiday. The lads send Christmas cheer to fans around the world as they joke and sing bits of holiday carols.

Portnoy-Sheehan-MacAlpine-Sherinian – Live in Tokyo (2013)

A new supergroup featuring Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and Mike Portnoy reinvigorates some of the best moments from their separate musical histories, even as they make new ones.

Peter Calandra – Ashokan Memories (2013)

Peter Calandra doesn’t just invite you along for a keenly felt rumination on the Catskills with Ashokan Memories, he takes you into his personal, deeply emotional feelings about this special place.

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow – Trios (2013)

Carla Bley returns to her long running drum-less threesome featuring electric bassist Steve Swallow and tenor saxman Andy Sheppard with an album by this ensemble next week.

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Over the years, The Wall — and its unlikely advance hit single “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” — have become an accepted part of the Pink Floyd iconography. But it wasn’t always like that.