Archive for March 4th, 2014

One Track Mind: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, “The Satellites” from Someday World (2014)

Slowly at first, and then with a tornadic gush, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde begin this collaborative journey. “The Satellites” begins with an almost imperceptible pulse, then synth and sax tangle and untangle — creating an undulating dissonance, before there emerges from these whispers a canny amalgam of Eno’s ambient ruminations and Hyde’s Underworld electronica.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Latshaw, director of Return of the Killer Shrews

Something Else! Interview: Steve Latshaw, director of Return of the Killer Shrews

For Steve Latshaw, directing Return of the Killer Shrews was a labor of love. Make that a lifetime’s labor of love.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chuck E. Weiss, “Boston Blackie” from Red Beans and Weiss (2014)

You ever wonder what Tom Waits does with his spare time? I bet he gets up in the morning, has coffee and a plate of bacon and eggs with rye toast, and then heads out with the newspaper under his arm to make a pass through the local yard sales

‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

‘A song everybody can relate to’: Deep cut from Julian Lennon’s newest album strikes a chord

Julian Lennon’s long-awaited Everything Changes solo project, expanded by two songs upon its stateside release in 2013, is stuffed with meaningful moments — arriving as it did more than a decade after his last album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

For as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been around, there have been songs celebrating the genre. In the ’50s, there was “Rock And Roll Music,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Seven Nights To Rock,” and “Rock Around The Clock,” among many others.

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

Paul Stanley isn’t reserving his broadsides for former Kiss bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss these days, leveling new charges that stalwart partner Gene Simmons deserted the group in the 1980s for “questionable side projects.”

John Zorn, with Abraxas – Psychomagia (2014)

John Zorn, with Abraxas – Psychomagia (2014)

Though I don’t know what ‘Psychomagia’ means, the name oddly fits the sometimes-manic and often-magical music performed on John Zorn’s latest project.

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

Last night at the Tokyo Dome, the Rolling Stones pulled out a four-decades-old chestnut after fans voted “Silver Train” from 1973’s Goats Head Soup into the setlist. The Stones had last played the song live on a tour later in ’73.

Pat Metheny Unity Group – Kin [<-->] (2014)

Over the course of Pat Metheny’s long and erudite career, I’ve considered his non-Metheny Group side projects as mostly separate, with little or no musical/stylist overlap.

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