Archive for September 17th, 2013

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens 1987 (2013)

A long-awaited artifact, Live in Athens 1987 corrects the period-piece wrongs of Peter Gabriel’s original film from the So tour — eliminating the edited-in backstage footage that slowed 1990’s P.O.V.

‘Somehow the timing feels good’: Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

‘Somehow the timing feels good’: Queen’s Brian May on first U.S. rehearsal with Adam Lambert

Queen has begun preparing for its Las Vegas show later this week with Adam Lambert, with Brian May calling yesterday’s initial rehearsal “excellent.”

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Pushing a Rock Uphill” from A Good Road to Follow (2013)

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Pushing a Rock Uphill” from A Good Road to Follow (2013)

Old-line Hall and Oates fans who may been less interested in John Oates’ more overtly country-inflected side trips of late, take heart: “Pushing a Rock Uphill” finds him returning to a tangy R&B vibe.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Red Hot (2013)

When I got finished listening to Mostly Other People Do The Killing’s new album Red Hot, I thought, “man, this is the best album they’ve ever made.”

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Almost Hits: Love, “My Little Red Book” (1966)

Authored by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, “My Little Red Book” was a staple of just about every garage rock band’s diet during the ’60s. Manfred Mann’s jazz styled version of the song — which appeared in the movie, “What’s New Pussycat” and on their My Little Red Book Of Winners album — spoke of heartache leading to romance

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

When I approached my contacts in the music industry with the idea of a series of articles attempting to look at the development of free jazz, many jumped at the chance to offer their thoughts and ideas.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steely Dan, September 8, 2013

At St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Florida: What we saw is not easy to explain.