Ian Anderson, even as a massive four-DVD set of live Jethro Tull performances is set to be released next week, continues a well-received solo tour, highlighted by a June 30 stop at London’s Royal Albert Hall and then a string of U.S. dates.
Arriving like a perfect combination of everything that the late Ray Manzarek brought to the Doors — this free-form, jazz-inflected sense of freedom — and the gnarled dangers of Roy Rogers’ slide blues, “Just Like Sherlock Holmes” is a fine valedictory.
The Residents have been around since the early ’70s, have made over 60 albums, 10 DVDs, 3 CD-ROM projects and numerous music videos and short films. And they make weird-assed music and dress in tuxes with top hats and eye masks.
Credit usually goes to the Byrds for founding the folk-rock movement, but the Beau Brummels were actually the first band to not only play such a style but obtain commercial success in the process.
I’ve been meaning to write a Forgotten Series entry on Dio’s Magica, but the new Deluxe Edition, due out June 25, 2013 from Niji Entertainment, provides a perfect opportunity to revisit one of the metal legend’s most overlooked records.
There are probably more than a few people who thought this No. 12 1969 hit by the Spiral Starecase was a Chicago song anyway. But it sure is a strange way to advance a long-awaited new album project.
A “rise in the road” connotes a challenge that needs to be met, and certainly a band that’s been around for thirty-two years has seen its share of them
It would be easy to assume that a discussion about a record produced by the Decembrists’ Nate Query and featuring a guest spots by the tUnE-yArDs’ Noah Bernstein and Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin is a discussion about an indie rock record
Here we have the sister track to The Long Goodbye. Thematically? No, but certainly musically
An easy atmosphere of camaraderie, a lived-in sense of community, surrounds this homey reunion, as Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark amble up, sit a spell, and share a few songs. You can almost hear the rocking chair creaking below them on the front porch.