Steve Hackett’s The Night Siren is the ex-Genesis guitarist’s 25th solo studio album and quite the global affair. There are musicians here from so many different countries, recordings made in a lot of different places, music files sent here and there, all with Hackett’s superb guitar speaking throughout.
Catching David Bowie prior to his celebrated Brian Eno/Berlin period, the genius rock and roll chameleon we lost last year makes his star presence known in this ‘legal’ issue of one of his most infamous 70’s bootlegs. Recorded at New York’s Nassau Coliseum in 1976, on Bowie’s “Thin White Duke” tour, here we get a 16-song concert pulling from the big Bowie releases of the time.
Updating Purcell’s Opera Dido & Aeneas with her dominatrix-take on things, incorporating various performance art and multimedia and presenting the brew at The Space (269 Westferry Road, Isle Of Dogs, E14 3RS, London) between 4/11-4/15 Sobriety Twist’s Queen of Carnage is sure to take the fringe theatre/fetish lover and layperson looking for a night of great theatre, by storm. I had the good fortune to talk to this mistress-provocateur of the theater about her production and how it fits in culturally to where we are presently.
Khalid American Teen RCA Records American Teen is 15 tracks of confessional, resonant, and relatable lyrics. Musically, it’s soulful, open, and honest, […]
Steve Hackett and this spectacular band have been performing these half-and-half “Genesis Revisited” shows for a few years. They have the songs down (no easy feat to be sure), the right mix old and new…and of course, Steve Hackett is one of the very best rock guitarists ever. You owe it to yourself to catch this show, or at the very leats grab Hackett’s new album when it is released next month.
Piano Portraits is the purest way to appreciate Rick Wakeman’s still monstrous talent. This is about as good as it gets from real rock royalty appreciating their influences.
I’m afraid Colin Hay does it yet again. From the pain of losing his father, he explored on Gathering Mercury, his rumination on the randomness of life on Next Year People to this collection of hopeful tunes Fierce Mercury, the ex-Men At Work front man seems to keep mining his ever fruitful well of wonderful songsmithing
Wyclef Jean J’ouvert (Heads Music, LLC) In 1994, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Prakazrel Michel – the latter of whom went by […]
Zane Smith Black (Smith Mincey Productions) This album Black is a depiction of Zane Smith’s thoughts while going through a depression. I […]