Archive for July 25th, 2014

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

Himmelman moves away from specificity, and into something far more resonant.

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

It was fast, heavy — and on occasion, gnarly and ugly, as metal should be.

Henry Kaiser (Yo Miles!) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers) plan a live-in-the-studio improv record together

Henry Kaiser (Yo Miles!) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers) plan a live-in-the-studio improv record together

Two Bay Area pacesetters of improvised and avant-garde music will soon join forces.

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

A versatile and engaging singer, Loren is joined by the era’s most memorable songwriters and sidemen.

Hall and Oates emerged stronger from their 1980s hey day: ‘The demands were so great’

Hall and Oates emerged stronger from their 1980s hey day: ‘The demands were so great’

“The ’80s,” John Oates admits, “weren’t as much fun as you might think.”

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