Monday, August 2, 2021

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4...

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This post continues my conversation with Mike Garson, which took place May 4, 2004. I sat down with him backstage at the James L....

Mike Garson talks about ‘David Bowie Variations’: an Indie Ethos exclusive

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Forget Brian Eno, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. One of David Bowie's most consistent and important collaborators has been his stalwart keyboardist, Mike Garson....

An interview with Sigur Ros' drummer ahead of the band's first...

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One of the concerts of this year we’re most looking forward to is Sigur Rós’ overdue visit to Miami. It’s scheduled to cap the...

Kate Bush’s “new” album ‘Director’s Cut,’ a track-by-track review

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Back when I had a weekly space of print in my college paper, Florida International University's "The Beacon," I had the chance to preview...

From the Archives: Reliving Red House Painters live in 1997 in...

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Full disclosure: Mark Kozelek blew off a scheduled interview to my face the night after this concert. Still, I don't take my taste for...

Popol Vuh’s Herzog soundtracks reissued; Download Sculptor Steiner here!

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When I first heard about  SPV's planned release of a five CD collection of Popol Vuh's early soundtracks for Werner Herzog's films, I was excited...

From the Archives: Mike Garson goes from jazz to Bowie (Part...

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As already established in my earlier posts culled from several interviews with Mike Garson for an unpublished piece regarding his contribution to the music of...

Krautrock/Indie fans take note: download a free Can tribute album

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As many who read this blog know, I am a big fan of that controversially named alt-rock genre "Krautrock," the catch-all term that covers...

Fleet Foxes dump hooks, go for atmosphere on new album

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The members of Fleet Foxes have been away from the recording studio a long time since the recording of their breakout self-titled full-length in ...

Beach House offer most riveting album yet with ‘Bloom’ – out...

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Too often, lately, I have heard lush, layered records only to feel dizzy and nauseous by the end. So-called chill wave has often been...