Archive for October, 2014

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

Bob Dylan gave this concert 50 years ago tonight, and it still resonates.

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

The Big Reveal: On movie plot points that change everything

Mike Tiano discusses a film sub-genre where everything is not as it seems.

Warren Zevon, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson + others: Gimme Five, Halloween Edition

Warren Zevon, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson + others: Gimme Five, Halloween Edition

Stuck for a Halloween playlist to help while away the minutes between tonight’s zombie apocalypses?

Will Queen record with Adam Lambert next?: ‘I think it would be very interesting’

Will Queen record with Adam Lambert next?: ‘I think it would be very interesting’

Queen’s Roger Taylor discusses the possibility of a studio collaboration with Adam Lambert.

Huntertones, “Theme from Jurassic Park” (2014): One Track Mind

The Huntertones, née The Dan White Sextet, lean on trombonist Chris Ott’s arranging magic to give another cinematic song a swift, hard-bop kick in the pants.

Bruce Springsteen, “Incident on 57th Street” (1973): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen, “Incident on 57th Street” (1973): Deep Cuts

How you can pen such a profound and meaningful song in your early 20s, as Bruce Springsteen does here?

Bud Powell – Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 (2014 reissue)

Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961’ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.

Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson’s willingness to speak from the heart gave moments like ‘Broken Arrow’ a new resonance.

Aerial – Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak at School? (2014)

Tingling and trembling with style and substance, Aerial’s ‘Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak at School?’ is a power-pop epic.

Eric Bibb – Blues People (2014)

Eric Bibb’s civil rights blues manifesto ‘Blues People’ is poignant, and also entertaining.

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