Archive for December 4th, 2013

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013)

Despite their enormous popularity, the Beatles released few live recordings. The closest the group ever came to releasing a live album was in 1977, when Live at the Hollywood Bowl made its debut.

Slack Armada – Slack Armada (2013)

James Hrabak turns the suddenly resurgent shoegaze subgenre on its heels, then shoves it out on the dance floor, with a new self-titled, beats-focused EP.

‘It still transmits that excitement’: Adam Lambert has helped Queen keep its spark

‘It still transmits that excitement’: Adam Lambert has helped Queen keep its spark

Despite their having recently performed with a pair of guest singers, Brian May says the group isn’t out looking for a frontman to replace the departed Freddie Mercury. Fate just keeps stepping in.

Kevin Coelho – Turn It Up (2013)

It’s an interesting thing to hear the teenaged Kevin Coelho take to an instrument like the Hammond B3 organ. In part, this is because said instrument is often associated with the more “old-fashioned” side of life.

‘Well, pinch yourself’: Remembering life with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue

Ronee Blakley had a whirlwind introduction to Bob Dylan, one that led to her recording with him and joining his legendary Rolling Thunder Revue almost overnight. She says she had to work not to be in utter awe of it all.

Beverly Paterson’s Best of 2013 (Overlooked Rock and Pop): Richard Heyman, Jeremy, Gary Ritchie

Beverly Paterson’s Best of 2013 (Overlooked Rock and Pop): Richard Heyman, Jeremy, Gary Ritchie

From Agony Aunts to Big Boy Pete, from Merrell Fankhauser to Richard Heyman, from Jeremy to Gary Ritchie, it’s been a terrific year for often overlooked rock and pop. Here’s my list of fun faves

Aaron Germain – Chance (2013)

In twenty years as a bass player who’s equally proficient on both the standup and electric, Aaron Germain has played in bands performing virtually every kind of music from every corner of the world

WTF?! Wednesdays: Bastard Noise, “The Duel of the Ant and the Dragonfly” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Bastard Noise, “The Duel of the Ant and the Dragonfly” (2013)

So a couple of weeks ago, a co-worker shouted out loud “Ugh, I just can’t get the damned Katy Perry song out of my head!”

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