Archive for December 16th, 2013

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Blockheads, December 14, 2013

At the Colchester Arts Centre: In Colchester, next to the roman walls of the town, stands this venue, once the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls. Built in 1206, the site has seen 23 protestant martyrs executed by burning

Taeko Fukao – Wonderland (2013)

Perhaps the most captivating out of many captivating things found on Taeko Fukao’s Wonderland is the choices the Japanese-born, New York-based songstress makes.

Inside Hall and Oates’ high-concept early video for ‘She’s Gone’: ‘We came up with this crazy idea’

Inside Hall and Oates’ high-concept early video for ‘She’s Gone’: ‘We came up with this crazy idea’

Hall and Oates became associated, into the 1980s, with high concept videos like those for “Out of Touch” and “Adult Education.” But their earliest — for the early-1970s hit “She’s Gone” — may still be their most interesting.

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Roy Orbison – The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition (2013)

On December 4, 1988, Roy Orbison was celebrating a huge year. His album with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys had sold extremely well; he finished recording his first album of original material in several years, Mystery Girl

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

There’s been a ton of great modern and mainstream jazz albums released this year, coming from stalwarts and newcomers alike. It’s not just tradition being upheld with grace and passion, there were loads of creative spurts by newcomers and stalwarts alike

‘Not supposed to say anything’: Brian May confirms Queen plans to tour with Adam Lambert

‘Not supposed to say anything’: Brian May confirms Queen plans to tour with Adam Lambert

Brian May has confirmed for the first time that Queen is in the planning stages for a tour with Adam Lambert, months after a hugely anticipated U.S. debut in Las Vegas.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Into The Fire” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Into The Fire” (2002)

If you jettison the world politics of the incident of 9/11, you’re left with the haunting memories of many things