Archive for January 29th, 2014

John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit: Something Else! Interview

John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit: Something Else! Interview

Producer John Simon, so intimately involved in the genesis of the Band, has a unique perspective.

On Second Thought: Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road (1976)

Although I love going to concerts, I am generally not a big fan of live albums — because in most cases rarely do these collections capture the electricity executed in an onstage environment.

One Track Mind: Neil Young, “Mother Earth” (2014)

One Track Mind: Neil Young, “Mother Earth” (2014)

It comes as no surprise, of course, that Neil Young’s newest song boasts an environmental theme, considering his focus on Alberta’s tar sands during his recent “Honour The Treaties” tour.

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

‘A thank you and farewell’: Steven Wilson announces final concert dates with Blackfield

Steven Wilson has announced that a short February tour through Europe will be his last with Blackfield, the prog-pop band he co-counded with Aviv Geffen in 2000.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – New Ammo (2014)

Karl Denson’s longtime outfit Tiny Universe has evolved a bit over the past fifteen or so years, but the basic mission has always been to make audiences move.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn and Thurston Moore, “Jazz Laundromat” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn and Thurston Moore, “Jazz Laundromat” (2013)

I was having a little trouble concentrating at work yesterday afternoon, so I got my listening equipment ready and declared that the task at hand required some “squeaky music.”