What do you get when you combine nostalgia with great rock & roll and blues? Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest returns for its sophomore tour with a line-up that includes rock and blues greats Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers.
The your, which kicks off on July 27th, has booked twenty stops so far. For more details and a list of the twenty stops already booked, follow the jump.
It’s been several decades since Katey Sagal sang back-up for Bob Dylan, Bette Milder and Etta James, but the Sons of Anarchy star says that in spite of her success as an actress, music is still her true passion. So it’s with that in mind that a touring show was put together— KATEY SAGAL: An Evening of Music and the Cast of Sons of Anarchy. The first tour dates will consist of a Midwest run April 18 through 21 (dates and information below).
One of the most intriguing and entertaining albums of the last few years was 2009’s N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo, music by the most unlikely (and yet perfect) collection of collaborators – like Tom Waits and Cool Keith (as one remarkable example). Check out the trailer of documentary of the making of the album, which will become available on March 26th through most digital retailers.
iAlbums is a free music streaming site that gives you a new way to explore music. Not only is it the largest free music streaming site around – with over 11 million tracks by 2.6 million artists (I’m listening to No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as I write this), it also does things no other site does, like giving you the music that influenced your favorite artists – while also giving your the latest news, reviews and related information about those artists. The folks behind the site say you can think of iAlbums as a kind of ‘Pinterest for music.’
For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.
March 2nd, 2012 marks the date for a fun weekend in Orange County, California filled with a huge list of music and tattoo artists; hence the name Mus-ink. Musink begins on March 2nd, 2012 and will end on March 4th, 2012. The event will include bands such as New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Tiger Army, and tattoo artists Jack Rudy, Bob Roberts, Freddy Negrete, and Richard Stell to name a few. More details from the press release after the jump: Continue reading MusInk 2012 to take place first weekend in March→
Queen: Days Of Our Lives is an excellent documentary that was put together for the “World’s Greatest Rock Band”. This special collection of Queen footage was directed by Matt O’Casey and produced by Simon Lupton and Rhys Thomas. The remaining band members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had asked Lupton and Thomas to put together a special 40th anniversary documentary to pay tribute to the band. After a year of researching past Queen video footage and editing, Queen: Days Of Our Lives was the final result. Continue reading Queen: Days Of Our Lives is Perfect for ANY Queen fan→
I’m watching NBC News this morning and they call Adele a “New Star?” How out of touch are these “news” writer? Last night’s Grammys was a strong show. Not being a religious person, I was pretty offended by the opening prayer, just get on with the show and stop pushing your fake, artificial “piousness” on everyone! There’s something comforting about the fact that Bruce Springsteen never ages or change. Bruno Mars had a very strong performance. I don’t like Chris Brown music, but he he is an amazing live performer. Jennifer Hudson’s “I Will Always Love You” tribute to Whitney was great and flawless but it felt weird, off, and somehow inappropriate. Can someone else besides Adele win an award please? She had a clean 6 for 6 sweep. I was hoping my man Bruno would snag at least one award – I mean, heck they gave Chris Brown an award for that amazingly awful F.A.M.E. album! I love 21, but come on. Then Adele threw it down and once again showed everyone why she is incredible. No gimmicks, just an outstanding voice.
Who the heck is Bon Ives? I will never understand Nicki Minaj’s popularity I cannot stand her music and she’s a crummy live performer which she once again proved by last night’s weird, whatever it was. Rhianna, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters and Katy Perry were also pretty terrible last night. KP debuted a new song that was clearly aimed at a certain someone. It actually seemed like a rip off/variation of Pinks big “So What.” Only this time Perry angrily sings “You can’t take this part of me Away.” The Beach Boys segment started awful because Adam Levine was terrible, but Foster for the People did a great Beach Boys rendition and then the real thing came out. I loved seeing the original Beach Boys back on the stage! They sounded the same as they did 30 years ago, didn’t miss a beat. Overall a really good night for safe, mainstream music.