The “Chicagoan of the Year” as awarded by the Chicago Tribune has to be a person who’s done a lot for that large community, and as percussionist, bandleader, composer, past Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians chairman
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Welcome back, Postal Service — this time for real. “Turn Around” is a squelchy, hook-focused dance number, but with the kind of lyrical midnight-blue melancholy that propelled the glorious X-fueled nihilism of New Order back in the 1980s.
Back when I was writing my Jungleland entry for the Sparks Fly On E Street series, E Street Nation had yet to discover Bruce’s decision as to the replacement for long-time saxophonist and side-man Clarence Clemons.
There’s a moment in this song, when Steve Forbert sings “sneak on out beneath the stars and run,” that meant everything to me when this song was new. A whole world, a world far away, lived inside that one line
With John Oates of Hall and Oates fame, the worry might have been that his on-going Nashville residency would lead to a turn toward the soft commercialism of modern-day country music.
“Hurricane Blues” begins with a low levee moan, a squalling harmonica, the lonesome call of a dobro. The scene is set for the rumbling winds to come.
Neil Young has debuted a new, environmentally conscious song as part of his on-going Australian tour with Crazy Horse, called “There’s a Hole in the Sky.” Preview it here!
Steve Earle, as is his way, gets beneath the bromides and the easy assumptions about the homeless, in a harrowing new song that digs out the hard-won scraps of remaining pride.
Sell Music online at ReverbNation.com Bursting out with a terse little curlicue of a groove, Davide Tammaro’s “Jungle” combines the sharp intellect of progressive rock into a muscular jazz cadence. It’s a soundscape that perfectly mirrors his subject, the always-bustling New York City.
Anyone who was a fan of their dangerously debauched brand of college rock, so long gone now, would have thought that chances of the Replacements getting back together were roughly the same as the odds they’d cover a Gordon Lightfoot song.