March 22, 2017

Thurston Moore: new album "Rock n Roll Consciousness", stream "Smoke Of Dreams"

A new Thurston Moore album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, will be released on April 28th. Lead single Smoke Of Dreams is rather subdued and melancholic - a far cry from the noise rock with Sonic Youth.

The album was recorded at the The Church studio's in London, with Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony) on bass, James Sedwards (N√łught, Chrome Hoof) on guitar and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Crucifucks) on drums.

Phish: Additional Summer & Dick's Labor Day Weekend Shows

photo: Brantley Gutierrez © Phish 2016

Phish Have just announced few more Summer dates, in addition to their Baker's Dozen shows at MSG in New York: a 3-night stand in Chicago, one-nighters in Dayton and Pittsburgh, and 3-night Dick's Sporting Goods Park for their seventh annual Labor Day Weekend run in Commerce City, CO.

Words about music (437): Vernon Reid

As far as guitar goes, it's weird to have such a challenging activity in my life for so long - I love it. It kicks my ass every day.

Vernon Reid

March 21, 2017

The Steepwater Band: European Spring tour

photo: Jon Usual

Chicago blues rock quartet The Steepwater Band will be on route in Europe in May, playing in countries they have never been before. A second trip to Europe might happen later this year. Their studio albums are pretty damn good, but they kill on stage,

Dakota Shakedown: Hurry up and Wait + Pasadena '68: Happy to be Next to You

In 2015 four musicians from Minneapolis from two different bands released a shared double-EP. waht made it special that both bands - Dakota Shakedown and Pasadena '68 consisted of the same members, but they switched instruments.

Now they are back with a new double A-side single: Hurry up and Wait (Dakota Shakedown) b/w Happy to be Next to You (Pasadena '68). The former comes close to country rock and the latter is a mix of Americana and indie rock. It's the little things that sets these two bands apart: guitar tone, timing, and the obvious one - the vocals. The bands are joined at the hip, but they look at different things. Buy one, get one free.