Tag Archives: Rock and Roll

NOW PLAYING: Ida Mae – “Deep River” ft. Marcus King

4 Dec

Good Friday! A few weeks ago this gem of a track dropped from Ida Mae and featuring Marcus King! Definitely worth your ears today and so is getting lost in their Spotify profile to get familiar with this due from across the pond that now resides in Nashville. Pair them with Marcus King and well, give a listen for yourself and you’ll understand! Enjoy!

News: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

28 Sep

Quite a list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees up for induction in 2012.  Secretly I’m hoping for the Beastie Boys, RHCP, The Cure, Eric B &Rakim and seriously Donna Summer.  Plus how can Freddie King not be in already I’m mean:
 

The nominees are:

 

  • Beastie Boys
  • The Cure
  • Donovan
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Guns ‘N Roses
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  • Freddie King
  • Laura Nyro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rufus with Chaka Khan
  • The Small Faces/The Faces
  • The Spinners
  • Donna Summer
  • War

News: Vision for Hendrix Park as vibrant as namesake (via The Seattle Times)

18 Aug

Any fan of Jimi Hendrix needs to read this article that ran in The Seattle Times about the Hendrix Park that is planned.

Here’s a excerpt from the story and you can click HERE to read the full piece written by Erik Lacitis’:

Since his death nearly 41 years go, Seattle has struggled to find a way to fully honor Jimi Hendrix, one of its most famous sons.

How the city should honor Hendrix has been a complicated, at times turbulent affair that on occasion has descended into accusations of racism and, on the other side, questions about why the city should memorialize someone who many associate with drugs.

But if all goes as planned, sometime in 2012, ground will be broken for some rather remarkable Hendrix-influenced structures at the 2.3-acre Jimi Hendrix Park next to the Northwest African American Museum.

It’s not a done deal.

Right now the Central District park exists as mostly lawn where the parking lot used to be for the old Colman School on South Massachusetts Street.

The cost for developing the site is estimated at nearly $2 million, says Carver Gayton, a member of the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and one of the prime movers behind the park.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 9 Days – Artist of the Day: Robert Plant & Band of Joy

31 May

Oh what a day it is, we are single digit days away from Bonnaroo!

Robert Plant, the name says it all.  As vocalist for one of the greatest rock outfits every formed, Plant is not only an icon in the world of music but still going strong and pumping out new tunes.  Touring with his current Band of Joy consisting of Patti Griffin, Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino, the festival stage should be rocking with this talented group of musicians.  Also with Alison Krauss performing at Bonnaroo as well, I’d say chances are likely the duo who won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards have a little something planned.

Now if you are around my age, you never had the chance to see Led Zeppelin live (one of those bands on a short list of if I could see any band/artist today) but the opportunity to see and hear the voice and lyricist who helped pave a soundtrack to my music influences, I’ll take that any day.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 11 Days – Artist of the Day: The Strokes

29 May

The multi-year hiatus may have been just what fans and members of The Strokes needed because man do they sound amazing right now.   I caught their first full show in support of Angles a few months ago in Vegas and it was refreshing to hear real rock and roll again.  Having hit the festival circuit hard, The Strokes are back and definitely leaving an impression everywhere they perform.

Sunday 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Which Stage

Countdown to Bonnaroo – 26 Days – Artist of the Day: Black Joe Lewis

14 May

Holy Bonnaroo! Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are going to make some new fans. From the first 10 seconds I heard “Sugarfoot” I was hooked as a BJL fan (Funny enough I discovered them while looking up some Donavon Frankenreiter info on the Lost Highways site a few years ago). Anyways, what can I say about this Austin based band except they will blow your minds with a gritty rock show. Having seen them half a dozen times live, they get better every time and are currently touring in support of their new record, Scandalous.

Countdown to @Bonnaroo: 28 Days – Artist of the Day: The Band of Heathens

12 May

Everything is bigger in Texas and the same should be said for The Band of Heathens as the Austin based group is continuing a rise to stardom.  They are not a new band by any means but I only wish more people would know these guys, a little slice of Americana if you please.

They’ll be playing one of the Café stages on Friday, June 10 and time is TBD right now.  See you at the show!

Happy Birthday Eric Clapton

30 Mar

Simply one of the greatest musicians of all time. I’m blessed I’ve had a chance to see him perform live, he’s definitely one of a kind and just an incredible performer.

http://vimeo.com/19635736

New Music: Ben Harper – “Rock and Roll is Free”

28 Mar

I’m a huge Ben Harper fan but I’m not sure how I really feel about “Rock and Roll Is Free” the first single off his forthcoming album, Give Til It’s Gone out May 17. In a return to straight up rock and roll and his first solo disc since 2005 I’m definitely looking forward to listening to the album but I think his oldies are still the goodies in this case.

http://soundcloud.com/theaudioperv/ben-harper-rock-n-roll-is-free

(via The Audio Perv)

New Music: The Parties – Coast Garde

24 Nov

I’m totally digging this band, The Parties.  The quartet is from San Francisco and their sound definitely is a throwback to 60s rock and roll/pop.  The band just release their latest work call Coast Garde and I’ve found it to one of those all around great discs.  I think if you give it a listen you will find that each song sounds like bands we have all grown up loving or at least have helped shape my musical tastes (think The Beatles, The Byrds, CSN, etc.).