Archive for April 19th, 2014

Bruce Springsteen – American Beauty EP (2014)

Bruce Springsteen – American Beauty EP (2014)

Bruce Springsteen’s American Beauty finishes with a multi-tracked solo celebration of 5 o’clock freedom, and a layered meditation on the shelter that love provides. But that’s not how it starts.

‘It had a beautiful melody’: Two new songs from Boston’s Brad Delp due in June

The Brad Delp Foundation is set to issue two never-before-heard songs on vinyl this summer, both collaborations with Steve Baker. Titled Two Days a Week, this new limited-edition 45 is due in June, just in time for the late Delp’s birthday

Mat D and the Profane Saints – Holyoke (2014)

Every now and then, I like to do what I call YouTube hopping. I pick a song I know I like, whatever I’m in the mood for, and then I bounce through the related videos, hoping to discover something unfamiliar.

Marshmallow Overcoat – The Very Best Of (2014)

Fronted by the charismatic energy of Timothy Gassen, Marshmallow Overcoat has been keeping the spirit of psychedelic garage rock alive and kicking since 1986.

‘It could be soon’: More details emerging about new music from Journey’s Steve Perry

‘It could be soon’: More details emerging about new music from Journey’s Steve Perry

Steve Perry is talking more about new music, his first since the 1996 Journey reunion project Trail by Fire. The recently unretired frontman is working with a well-known film composer on a track he says is “very inspirational.”

Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm: ‘He left a heritage’

Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm: ‘He left a heritage’

Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.

‘I completely dismissed her’: David Crosby on the night that changed his mind about Lady Gaga

David Crosby admits that “she’s so show business.” But something happened when the Byrds and CSN legend saw Lady Gaga at this year’s MusiCares event. Crosby says he came away with a completely different opinion.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

In interviews, I’ve seen Lyle Mays speak of how music has it’s own “language and syntax.” He wasn’t necessarily talking about music’s technicalities — harmony, melody, and the like.

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