On the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo,’ Byrds co-founders, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will perform the album in its entirety and tell the stories that brought the album to life.
Get ready all you hep-cats ‘cause there’s reason to celebrate. The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilations that are almost too delicious for words. But you don’t need words to get on down and dance your fool self crazy…which is exactly what I did!
The reunited 1980s UK New Wave band, best known for their hit singles “Turning Japanese” and “Jimmie Jones,” will be playing three shows in NYC in October, their first North American shows in 37 years.
Boz Scaggs, out in market to support his then recent release “Some Change,” performs a KFOG concert — which now sounds perfect on vinyl.
An indie spotlight on Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jessie Kilguss to Americana’s Mammals.
Bear Family’s fascinating, far-reaching 121-track Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War presents such songs on four topical CDs: “Going to War Again,” “Somewhere in Korea,” “On the Homefront” and “Peace and Its Legacies.”
More music reviews … from Classic Rock to indie jams.
Being a music journalist who dabbles in drumming can present something of a dilemma: it’s often tough for me to recommend releases I’m involved in without the dreaded “conflict of interest” charge rearing its not-so-pretty head. But this time out …
7 CDs of pulsating rhythm, complex jazz, rocking blues and one crazy Batman Big-Band: From the daughter of Taj Mahal and a died-in-the-wool road dog to three jazz masters coming together and one spectacular example of world music, this month’s “Filled With Sound” couldn’t get any more eclectic!
Roger Glover and others gathered to tell the tale of… well, a musical adaptation of illustrator Alan Aldridge and poet William Plomer’s ‘The Butterfly Ball & The Grasshopper’s Feast,’ a delightful tale that combined semi-psychedelic intent and art into one of the most enduring childrens’ books of the age.