Deradoorian, Find The Sun, (ANTI-) A psychedelic teardrop of a record, a sunsplash in a cyclone, a song cycle with no clear center, just airy, percussion-forward arrangements pulling lightly from core as these ten tracks roll by like CAN jamming on… Continue Reading →
“Interstellar Overdrive” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 There are songs that are legendary, but within this already-rarified category there are just a handful of Godhead offerings that are not just enjoyed and respected by many generations but actually… Continue Reading →
“They’ve been handed everything and have nothing in return Squirreling away in their barras, their roads, their dens, their thin dreams The slightest clarion clang, a half note on a bugle, a tremor in the stillness And they come climbing… Continue Reading →
Vampire Weekend has all the necessary components firmly in place to be a truly horrible band. Cloying name? Check. North Jerz rich kids rocking thrift store Hilfiger? Check. Hyper-literate “jam all the words you can into each verse” lyrics? Double… Continue Reading →
Ornette Coleman was a seminal voice for the modern jazz revolution. Coleman’s focus is more on melody – simultaneous improvisations laid down by multiple instruments. Ornette’s approach is perhaps aided by his choice to not include piano, without which there is no distinct harmonic enforcement.
Watching a mesmerizing guitar player and riveting lyricist like Scott Sharrard feels like a master glass in guitar driven blues and rock. Scott creates music that is deeply emotive and personal. His latest offering, Saving Grace, resonates deeply. The album, released in 2018,… Continue Reading →
For a “rocker” who allegedly worships at the cliched but eternally gilded Jack-and-syringe altar of Lemmy and Keef, Dave Grohl sure can’t hold his alcohol, can he? No matter how many thousands of VH1 Behind The Music-style rawk docs this… Continue Reading →