Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Finally, David Bowie and Tilda Swinton join forces: Watch DB’s new...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH7dMBcg-gE This morning, David Bowie's official website pointed visitors to a second preview track from his first album in 10 years, the Next Day (Support...

Flaming Lips’ brilliant take on Dark Side of the Moon

When a masterpiece album has a reputation as deep as Pink Floyd’s the Dark Side of the Moon*, it’s not hard for a band...

50 of the best non-grunge alternative ’90s rock albums

The '90s is often associated with grunge music. Sometimes it even overshadows its overarching umbrella genre, "alternative rock." This was a time when this...

Iron and Wine preview evolving sound at Fillmore, Miami Beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PKQikutVN8 "Biting Your Tail" was just one of several new songs Iron and Wine debuted the other night at the Miami Beach Fillmore. I did...

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s appreciation of “Surfin’ Bird”

On NPR last night I happened to catch “Weird Al” Yankovic espousing on the rock ‘n’ roll merits of the 1964 hit “Surfin’ Bird” by...

Best records heard in 2010

I finally return just before 2010 ends, with a recap of the 10 best new records I heard this year (I probably spent too...

Steve Hackett channels all that’s engaging about prog and doesn’t forget...

Last Thursday, in South Florida, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett brought his tour "Acolyte to Wolflight With Genesis Revisited" to the Parker Playhouse. The show was...

Peter Gabriel talks about his new album

Peter Gabriel’s website has always offered great peeks behind the scenes and previews into whatever he’s up to for many years now. Right now,...

John McEntire and Dan Bitney of Tortoise on perils of post-rock...

In existence since 1990, Tortoise, the instrumental quintet from Chicago, deserves to have transcended the now stale label of post-rock. Its sound is distinctive...

Phoenix pack arena-sized show into Fillmore theater

Yes, the pictures are the proof, I was right up front for this show. The irony is, after seeing intimate shows by Vampire Weekend...