Archive for April 29th, 2014

‘I have my own mythology’: Matthew Shipp announces new release I’ve Been To Many Places

‘I have my own mythology’: Matthew Shipp announces new release I’ve Been To Many Places

I’ve Been To Many Places, my upcoming solo piano release on Thirsty Ear Records, is an apotheosis for me. I feel like the piano is a live organism at this point. I feel a complete fusion of my soul

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Luna” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Luna” (1976)

The story of “Luna” begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shelter Records, with whom the Heartbreakers were signed when their eponymous debut was released, was founded and run by Denny Cordell (who produced the album) and Leon Russell

‘We played on that’: Micky Dolenz discusses the secret to the Monkees’ success

‘We played on that’: Micky Dolenz discusses the secret to the Monkees’ success

In some ways, the very nature of the Monkees’ creation helped them establish a sound unlike many of their contemporaries, Micky Dolenz says. Each of them arrived with their own unique voice.

Ross Hammond – Humanity Suite (2014)

Ross Hammond typically invests a lot into his recording projects, as we witnessed with instinctual rock-jazz excursions like 2012’s Adored and 2013’s Cathedrals.

Exclusive video premiere: Neville Staple, “Roadblock” from Ska Crazy (2014)

Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the video for “Road Block” from the forthcoming solo album by Neville Staple, ex-singer with the Specials ska revival group.

Scarlett Jane – Stranger (2014)

Scarlett Jane’s Stranger was initially released independently in 2013, but a remixed and remastered version seems primed to launch the Toronto-based duo into new territory.

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

On Second Thought: The Nels Cline Singers – Macroscope (2014)

When Wilco released the Ashes of American Flags DVD for Record Store Day in 2009, I finally “got” it.

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