September 04, 2015

David Corley: Dutch tour dates

Americana singer and multi-instrumentalist David Corley wraps up the UK leg of his European tour promoting his debut album Available Light with a show in London @ Green Note this Saturday, opening for Oh Susannah. Next stop: The Netherlands.

Live dates:


HCTF review of Available Light.

Richard Lomax & The Tontine: Down There For Dancing

photo: Shay Rowan

Manchester multi-instrumentalist Richard Lomax is a bit of an eccentric. His musical weapon of choice is the Omnichord, an electronic string emulating gizmo manufactured by Suzuki in the early Eighties. Its timbre is a perfect vehicle for his quintessentially English pop tunes in the tradition of Ray Davies, Lloyd Cole and Jarvis Cocker.

Formerly the leader of Johnny5thWheel&thecowards he assembled another band of merry men dubbed The Tontine to back him up on his latest album Down There For Dancing. A collection of energetic melancholy and vice versa. Lomax always keeps a firm grip on his material, whether is the slide guitar driven rocker Set Me Free of surf-enhanced vaudeville put-down song Wag the Wonderbitch.

Marco Benevento: Fall tour dates

Avant-jazz keyboardist Marco Benevento hits the road again for a lengthy Fall tour. Catchy experimentalism that digs deep.

A free live album recorded on April 4 this year in Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen is up for grabs thru his label Royal Potato Family.

Live dates:
  • 09/11 Sherman, NY @ Night Light Festival
  • 09/12 Hector, NY @ Stonecat Cafe
  • 09/13 Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North Festival
  • 09/24 Austin, TX @ Empire ^
  • 09/25 Guthrie, OK @ Taloe Festival
  • 10/08 Baltimore, MD @ 8×10
  • 10/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
  • 10/10 Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s
  • 10/15 Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
  • 10/16 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
  • 10/17 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theatre
  • 10/20 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works
  • 10/21 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
  • 10/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing
  • 10/23 Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room
  • 10/24 Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room
  • 10/25 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 11/14 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater ^^

^ w/ The New Deal
^^ w/ Lettuce


Words about music (384): Eddie Kramer

Mixing is way more art and soul than science. We don’t really know what we’re doing. We’ve all been faking it for 40 years. We do it because we love music. It’s what gets me going every day. It’s the love of music first.

Eddie Kramer

September 03, 2015

Cover Me: Wish You Were Here

Dutch musician and instructor Chris Kok is writing a book about songwriting, a rather cumbersome task. To blow off steam every once whole he sets aside a few hours to record a cover. His latest: the Pink Floyd classic Wish You Were Here. Good call to just sing the guitar intro. He also applied a hefty dose of electronics, which might have killed the vibe. As it stands, it's even more sad than the original.