Archive for March 6th, 2014

‘Generosity based in love and respect’: David Crosby discusses fathering Melissa Etheridge’s children

David Crosby had been there for the birth of two Hall of Fame supergroups in the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash. For a period of time, however, he was more famous for a pair of much more surprising births — that of Melissa Etheridge’s children Bailey and Beckett in the late 1990s.

Something Else! sneak peek: Brian Blade, “He Died Fighting” from Landmarks (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Brian Blade, “He Died Fighting” from Landmarks (2014)

Brian Blade commences with a quiet pulse on “He Died Fighting,” setting the stage for an appropriately militaristic opening statement. But as the rest of his long-standing Fellowship Band gathers around, the track opens up into a vista of astonishing emotional complexity.

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

Months after a hugely successful U.S. debut as part of Las Vegas’ September iHeart Radio Festival, Queen will mount its first-ever North American tour with Adam Lambert. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been collaborating off and on with the American Idol finalist since 2009, but before then had only appeared on major concert stages in Europe.

On Second Thought: Rickie Lee Jones – Flying Cowboys (1989)

Rickie Lee Jones has produced a series of stellar albums (including her self-titled debut, Pirates and The Magazine, among others) and more than one head shaker (the dismal album Pop Pop and 2009’s Ben Harper train wreck The Devil You Know). Perhaps one of the commonalities regarding her great albums is the use of strong, yet empathetic, producers. Jones’ betterRead More

One Track Mind: Pat Martino, “Colossus” from Young Guns (2014)

A previously unreleased trio recording from Pat Martino provides new insight both into his obvious debt to Wes Montgomery and Grant Green — but also how his burning, blinding speed outstripped anything those old masters ever attempted, even as the guitarist opened a door for fusion’s looming ferocity.

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko + Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko sounds ready, finally, to pass over the threshold, to begin his journey away from the Band.