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Nothing official yet but Phish fans have once again done some sleuthing of their own and found a rather obvious confirmation that the band plans to webcast Hampton, Glens Falls and the Atlantic City shows for their highly anticipated Fal...
Nothing official yet but Phish fans have once again done some sleuthing of their own and found a rather obvious confirmation that the band plans to webcast Hampton, Glens Falls and the Atlantic City shows for their highly anticipated Fall Tour. @DJGoocher and @Lawnmemo get the hat tip for cracking this one. If you visit LivePhish.com you’ll notice that the drop down window lists LIVE VIDEO $14.99 (10/31′s three-setter will cost you $19.99) as an option. Phish’s Fall Tour kicks off next week with their first shows at the Hampton Coliseum since their comeback shows in March of 2009. Oh how far we have come! We’ll have news on the webcasts once LivePhish gives the official word.
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Review by VOTOMS — Walt Disney Symphonic Prog Dice. A balanced mix of Yes and Gentle Giant for my ears. A skillfull hard listening swedish band, interesting, but lacking originality. This debut album is weaker than the next on...
Review by VOTOMS — Walt Disney Symphonic Prog Dice. A balanced mix of Yes and Gentle Giant for my ears. A skillfull hard listening swedish band, interesting, but lacking originality. This debut album is weaker than the next one, the Four Horses Of The Apocalypse, an instrumental album released . Yes, the vocals are boring and unnecessary. The weak vocals kills the full enjoyment of the side-track Follies, which has some good moments. It really reminds me of Disney music singers and chorus. The album has a list of complex and entertainment fills, but nothing really memorable. The great track of the album is The Utopian Suntan, a funny track, bending between some kind of childish melody to a heavy tempo breaker mastery. There's something missing on their music. They were technical and yeah, they were good, but a band in their level could write a masterpiece of progressive rock. And they didn't.
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It was 1999 at the Glastonbury Festival in England, and Travis were performing. It had been sunny for several hours before Fran Healy sung the first line from the song “Why Does it Always Rain on Me,” and then it suddenly beg...
It was 1999 at the Glastonbury Festival in England, and Travis were performing. It had been sunny for several hours before Fran Healy sung the first line from the song “Why Does it Always Rain on Me,” and then it suddenly began to rain. The following day, the story was all over the papers and television, and with word of mouth and increased radio play of this and the album’s other singles, The Man Who rose to No. 1 on the British charts. It would go on to win Best Album at the 2000 BRIT Awards, along with Travis being named Best Band. It was a glorious time for the band, but something that never quite translated over to the States. It’s really quite puzzling to me that Travis would never have their breakout moment in the U.S., while Coldplay would come along and turn into a British version of U2. I really think that Travis write better songs and put together better records as well, but what the hell do I know? I’m just happy to see the band is still going strong and sounding better than ever before. Their show at the Regency Ballroom was no exception. With a brilliant catalog to pick from, the band played everything a fan would want to hear, leaning heavily on The Man Who. The only thing missing was “Beautiful Occupation” from their dark-horse release 12 Memories. This album was where I believe the band truly found themselves. It remains the dark horse of the band’s catalog, but to me, it’s the band’s Zeppelin III. If The Man Who is their Zeppelin IV, then 12 Memories this is their terribly underrated, less-celebrated masterpiece. For some reason this one’s not even available as a download? Other highlights from the evening included songs from the band’s latest album, Where You Stand. Many will say this is a return to form for the band, but that’s what pretty much everyone says when a band just simply decides to make a great album based on what they do best. For Travis, that is simply writing amazing songs and connecting with their audience on an emotionally level. If that’s a return to form, then it seems as though they never strayed far to begin with. There was one disappointment this evening, although minor. There was not any merch for sale. I was so looking forward to picking up the new record on vinyl and bringing home a T-shirt to proudly wear the next day. Sadly, this was not an option, and there were many fans that seemed disappointed as well. Were you at the show? What do you think of the new record? Join the conversation in the comment section below and check out more hi-res photos from the show. The post TVD Live Shots: Travis at the Regency Ballroom, 10/5 appeared first on The Vinyl District.
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Rolling Stone just posted the latest from the Sharon Jones camp following the news a few months back that she needed to postpone her album release to deal with cancer surgery (gah!). Turns out she’s recovering according to plan (t...
Rolling Stone just posted the latest from the Sharon Jones camp following the news a few months back that she needed to postpone her album release to deal with cancer surgery (gah!). Turns out she’s recovering according to plan (thank god), and the band has let it be known that they’re coming back strong in 2014 with the album now set for January 14th release and a show at the Beacon in NYC the following month. They also put out a brand new video today called “Retreat”; #ironic much? Now that Jones has recovered from surgery, she and the Dap-Kings will release Give the People What They Want on January 14th, and will also make a triumphant return to the stage on February 6th at New York’s Beacon Theater – the band’s first show in almost a year. “Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it,” bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann said in a statement. “Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon.” Check this video out: It’s all great news to us here at LMB HQ; we’ll definitely be following her road back to health closely. We’d love to see her at Jazz Fest 2014 as healthy and happy as she ever was. New video! New release date! New show date in NYC! http://t.co/WB5zP9GAnF — Sharon Jones (@sharonjones) October 9, 2013
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Review by VOTOMS — Featuring Bill Brufford on drums, In Search of Ancient Gods doesn't sound like Yes. Actually, Absolute Elsewhere was a project by Paul Fishman, the brainchild who wrote it all. He plays almost everything here ...
Review by VOTOMS — Featuring Bill Brufford on drums, In Search of Ancient Gods doesn't sound like Yes. Actually, Absolute Elsewhere was a project by Paul Fishman, the brainchild who wrote it all. He plays almost everything here (synths, flute, pianos, mellotron...), but drums and guitar. The album is very ecletic, including symphonic / electronic suites, trippy and atmospheric songs and some cheesy moments, but the spacey mood of the album wasn't that bad for me, as many other reviewers have been describing along the years. This is a concept album, inspired by Eric von D?niken books and theories about supposed aliens that came down to earth in distant ancient times. I'm not a believer, but I totally agreed that D?niken works are great material to study and write a conceptual suite about it, since I wrot a song with a similar concept (Protoculture), but influenced by a theory from a sci-fi series.. For sure, you will find a big s booklet together with the music, full of quotes and stuff, and pics from places that D?niken claims prove his ideas. My favorite moment of the album is the short analog synth solo The Gold Of The Gods, and the hypnotic progression of Chariots Of The Gods. Absolute Elsewhere's one shot "In Search of Ancient Gods is not an essential album, but the SCI-FI development together with the enjoyable suites and rarity level to find this piece nowadays, make this one a valuable album for any progressive rock collection.
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ON MEMORY…AND VINYL | “When I think of vinyl, I think of childhood. I recall memories of our old house, the one me and my siblings grew up in. I remember all the ways it changed while living there, and where we would hang out...
ON MEMORY…AND VINYL | “When I think of vinyl, I think of childhood. I recall memories of our old house, the one me and my siblings grew up in. I remember all the ways it changed while living there, and where we would hang out for what reasons.” “It was a bi-level house so there was a den on the first floor and then another kind of family room with a fireplace a bit below the kitchen, if that makes sense. That is where we would bring in wood to light a fire, and listen to records. Sometimes we would even roast marshmallows and my dad would let me sip his brandy at night while me or my older brother or sister would change records on the record player. And my mom would play old Greek folk songs to which she would sing along. The point of all of this reverence for vinyl is that first and foremost, music is a visceral and divine experience. In certain myths, the sun sang the world into existence. Humans have always responded to ritual, and listening to music, much like the heyday of television, was a communal, ceremonial thing. Now it’s become the age of ADD and singles that you skip through with one click to get to the next song you might be excited about for five minutes. There is no touching of electrons in the sonicsphere, but maybe we miss the way we used to be careful about placing a record in a record player, and making real decisions and commitments, is one step closer to the way we should still treat music. The words “first date” make me conjure the first records that come to mind that really left an impression back then. The first five of those are: A 45 of The Crystals’ “And Then He Kissed Me” which I would sing along to in whatever costume I had made up at the time. This was also a song my parents played at their wedding. Harry Belafonte Live at Carnegie Hall contained a great version of “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” which is honestly, I think, medicine for the soul. I just listened to it for the first time in like 15 years. And when I looked it up on wikipedia I found out this is a mento song—a kind of Jamaican folk music that predates and heavily influenced ska and reggae. Thriller by Michael Jackson was the one that probably ended up with the most scratches on it. And the video? Enough said. Styx’s “Mr. Robato” from Kilroy Was Here totally creeped me out as a kid, and this era of the rock opera, the epic song about love and humanity with these insanely visual videos that we may now think of differently, were incredible. I love this song. I love this video. We used to dance around to this one in that old family room. Bonnie Tyler, Faster Than The Speed of Night...I mean, come on “Total Eclipse of the Heart” as a kid blew me away. And the cover with her big blue eyes, I remember holding it and staring at it while we listened and all the records were strewn about the room. —Haroula Rose Haroula Rose plays 4 east coast dates this weekend and will have a new LP on store shelves in 2014, Here The Blue River. Haroula Rose Facebook | Twitter The post Haroula Rose: The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.
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www.youtube.comHere's video of Paul Stanley being interviewed in studio by Frank and Heidi of KLOS in L.A.
www.youtube.comHere's video of Paul Stanley being interviewed in studio by Frank and Heidi of KLOS in L.A.
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www.KISSopolis.comToday In KISStory - October, 9 2012: KISS releases "Monster"."Monster" is the 20th studio album by KISS, released on October 9, 2012. It was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA and The Nook in Studio...
www.KISSopolis.comToday In KISStory - October, 9 2012: KISS releases "Monster"."Monster" is the 20th studio album by KISS, released on October 9, 2012. It was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA and The Nook in Studio City, Los Angeles. "Monster" was produced by Paul Stanley and co-produced by Greg Collins, as was 2009's "Sonic Boom".
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Today would've been John Lennon's 73rd birthday, though his legacy is celebrated each day at the Rock Hall. Celebrate by sharing your favorite Lennon tunes in the comments below! Click for more Lennon, including Paul McCartney ...
Today would've been John Lennon's 73rd birthday, though his legacy is celebrated each day at the Rock Hall. Celebrate by sharing your favorite Lennon tunes in the comments below! Click for more Lennon, including Paul McCartney inducting his friend and Beatles bandmate, and Yoko Ono accepting his Hall of Fame honor.: http://bit.ly/1bbHWal
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NPR Music debuted the new music video yesterday for “Save Charlie” from Rubblebucket’s latest EP of the same name. Dig the animation feel on this; it’s like I’m watching Rubblebucket perform in all neon lig...
NPR Music debuted the new music video yesterday for “Save Charlie” from Rubblebucket’s latest EP of the same name. Dig the animation feel on this; it’s like I’m watching Rubblebucket perform in all neon lights.
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