Archive for November 20th, 2013

‘We liked them’: You won’t believe this dead-on Rush imitation from Kiss’ Gene Simmons

When Rush opened for Kiss in 1974-75, one of them was the biggest band in the world and the other had Geddy Lee on vocals.

Arcade Fire – Reflektor (2013)

Arcade Fire – Reflektor (2013)

Montreal’s Arcade Fire tables their most ambitious record yet with Reflektor, a sprawling two-disc outing that pushes through an oft-irreverent 75 or so minutes with transcendent confidence.

‘We love good songs’: Graham Nash, David Crosby couldn’t wait to work again with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Remember 1987? That year, within a span of a few months, David Gilmour’s edition of Pink Floyd released a new album on the heels of a tandem Roger Waters solo effort.

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?’: Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

Mitch Malloy has released a number of albums since his self-titled 1992 debut, even while fashioning a career as a mixer and mastering engineer with Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and others.

Jim Weider, guitarist with the Band: Something Else! Interview

Jim Weider, guitarist with the Band: Something Else! Interview

Woodstock native Jim Weider got to live out a musician’s dream, having been a fan of the Band at the turn of the 1970s before eventually them from 1985-99.

Carol Morgan – Retroactive (2013)

Carol Morgan is part of two jazz scenes, the NYC epicenter and the underrated Houston, Texas one. Her new, fifth release features this ace trumpeter with jazz luminaries from both towns.

Forgotten Series: Ugly Kid Joe – Menace to Sobriety (1995)

Ugly Kid Joe very likely doomed their career with the way they came on to the scene. First there was the name, a jab at second- or third-tier hair metal act Pretty Boy Floyd.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Sun Ra and his Astro-Infinity Arkestra, “Strings Strange” (1966)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Sun Ra and his Astro-Infinity Arkestra, “Strings Strange” (1966)

The music Sun Ra never disappoints. His “Arkestra” had the ability to swing like crazy in conventional contexts as well as more “out” presentations.

The Flaming Lips – Peace Sword (2013)

Having only recently released their album The Terror, the Flaming Lips are already back with Peace Sword. They are, indeed, not known for serving light fare, and this EP is no different.

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