Het Acoustic Stage is een klein gezellig podium, midden in de Foodtruck corner op het gratis gedeelte van Suikerrock. Het wordt volledig ingevuld door muzikaal talent, die alleen met akoestische instrumenten spelen. De voorbije weken gingen we op zoek naar dit talent via vi.be, het platform voor muzikanten en dj’s van Poppunt. Met maar liefst 180!! inschrijvingen werd het een huzarenstukje voor de jury om alles te beluisteren en te quoteren, maar uiteindelijk werden dit weekend de 14 winnaars gekozen en een reeds op voorhand vastgelegde act: Bonni was finalist van ‘The Voice van Vlaanderen 2017’ voor het team van Koen Wauters. Inmiddels heeft hij een stevig platencontract en een eerste single ‘Be the One’
Tussen de winnaars zijn er nog enkele die al heel wat adelbrieven kunnen voorleggen: Ana Florence die mee getourd heeft met Scala, The Night of The Proms en Brides of Lucifer. Chris Loan, een jonge Singer-Songwriter uit Brasschaat die geselecteerd werd voor Studio Brussel’s Nieuwe Lichting 2018. Mutox, een belgische rockband, met als zangeres Laura van den Bruel die in 2012 als Airis de Belgische kleuren verdedigde op het Eurovisiesongfestival.
Dit zijn alle acts: Rune, Red-Cloud, Jo Laureys, Bonni, Dirty Toy Company, Ana-Florence, Chris Loan, Nelly Ann, Maanbar, Juneau, De Havilland, George Dylan, NBRSKA N LOEWAK, Major, Mutox
Naar goede gewoonte – we spreken van de 29e Boterhammen-editie! – sluit AB de vakantie in alle heerlijkheid af in de pittoreske kiosk van het Warandepark om daarna de activiteiten aan de Anspachlaan 110 weer keihard in gang te trappen.
Van maandag 27 tot en met vrijdag 31 augustus kan je iedere middag gratis naar Boterhammen in het Park voor o.a. ’t Hof van Commerce, Brihang, Het Zesde Metaal, Buurman, Frank Vander Linden, enz. ’s Avonds plannen we je genadeloos te betoveren met alweer elf gratis acts op Feeërieën waaronder The Colorist feat. Emiliana Torrini, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kamaal Williams, Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, een Príncipe labelnight, enz.
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AB vroeg de IJslandse Emiliana Torrini in 2015 om haar reguliere band thuis te laten en zich te omringen door kamerorkest The Colorist (met o.a. Aarich Jespers (Zita Swoon Group) en Kobe Proesmans (Gabriel Ríos)). Zij herwerkten Torrini’s oeuvre met instrumenten van eigen makelij, een aanpak die het Engelse Rough Trade overtuigde om het resultaat wereldwijd uit te brengen, met lovende recensies en een openingsspot op Feeërieën 2018 tot gevolg. Diezelfde avond zie je overigens nog een AB-project aan het werk: The Golden Glows, die het komende jaar op vraag van AB Harry Smith’s meesterverzamelwerk ‘The Anthology Of American Folk Music’ (dé bijbel van de Amerikaanse folk - Folkways Records, 1952) onder handen zullen nemen.
THE SOUND OF LISBON GHETTOS
Als trots lid van Liveurope brengen we ook graag buitenlandse scenes tot bij ons eigen concertpubliek. Op de laatste Feeërieën-avond katapulteren we daarom de kiosk in het Warandepark straight naar Lissabon. Het Portugese electronicalabel Príncipe komt er, na een zéér feestelijke en drukbezochte labelavond afgelopen jaar, de jongste generatie nieuwkomers voorstellen. Spin omschreef de rauwe sound van Príncipe als ‘An ultra-vivid hybrid of grime and trance.’ en FACT Magazine als ‘The sound of Lisbon ghettos.’ Hun hedendaagse techno en house krijgt een unieke en uitermate zuiderse warme touch door de fusie met Afrikaanse genres als het energieke kuduro (Angola), kizomba (Angola) en funaná (Kaapverdië). ‘This is our grime' claimde Príncipe-pionier Dj Marfox ooit.
De bedachtzame manier waarop we met aandacht voor duurzaamheid dagelijks onze concertzaal beheren, trekken we ook door in de organisatie van Boterhammen In Het Park en Feeërieën. Festivals zijn immers belastend voor het milieu, daarom dat we dit jaar het eco-event charter van Leefmilieu Brussel ondertekenden dat als leidraad gebruikt wordt. Dit vertaalde zich intussen in een lijst met concrete initiatieven:
Samen met ons publiek willen we de organisatie Straatverplegers vzw ondersteunen. Tijdens Boterhammen In Het Park en Feeërieën kan je jouw bekergeld daarom doneren ten voordele van dit goede doel of een gift achterlaten in de collectebussen op het festivalterrein. Tijdens Boterhammen In Het Park kan je bovendien een Broodje Plezier van Président kopen voor amper €3. De opbrengst van de verkoop gaat dankzij Président en AB integraal naar de organisatie Straatverplegers vzw.
ALLES EN IEDEREEN INCLUSIEF
Boterhammen in het Park doet het met o.a. ’t Hof van Commerce, Brihang, Het Zesde Metaal, Buurman, Frank Vander Linden naar goede gewoonte in het Nederlands (en het West-Vlaams), maar ook wie een gehoorbeperking heeft kan zoals steeds genieten van de concerten. We voorzien elke middag een tolk Vlaamse gebarentaal en een ringleiding die ervoor zorgt dat personen met een hoorapparaat enkel de versterkte muziek horen zonder storende omgevingsgeluiden. De zone voor het podium is opnieuw voorbehouden aan mensen met een beperking (die aan de infostand van AB assistentie kunnen vragen om tot bij de gereserveerde zone te geraken). Ook is er een aangepast toilet aanwezig op het terrein.
Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 Premieres Second Video “These Four Lands” From Forthcoming Album “Mr. Astute Trousers”
“In my mind this is a band that melds two of my favorite things about music; Pop sensibility and progressive complexity. ” - Ted Leonard – Spocks Beard, Enchant
Prog ensemble 41POINT9 is premiering their second video titled “These Four Lands” from their forthcoming album “Mr. Astute Trousers” on Sonic Perspectives! The band has two albums being released internationally on September 21, 2018. One is the brand-new sophomore release “Mr. Astute Trousers” and the other is a remixed and remastered version of their debut album “Still Looking For Answers.” The band has been busy creating a series of high quality concept videos to help get word about the album out.
Watch 41POINT9's “These Four Lands” video here: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/news/41point9-premieres-these-four-lands-video/ ;
Hammer meets anvil and the sparks fly. In the process, a sword is made stronger than it could have been before. The same thing happened back in 1995 when bassist/songwriter/producer Bob Madsen met guitarist/songwriter/singer Brian Cline in the North Bay Area of California. Brian and Bob began working together on a few tunes written by Bob and began a lifelong “bromance.” In Brian, Bob had found the perfect voice for his muse. The only problem was Brian's insistence on editing Bob's lyrics (a process referred to as “lyrical evisceration”). (Of course, the real problem is that almost without exception Bob has had to admit that Brian's edits make the songs better.)
After nearly a decade of friendship the two decided to start a band together. That band is 41POINT9 and is known for being a prog rock band, but Bob and Brian would probably argue that point with you. “We don't care about styles or subjects or how the song will be classified. We start out with an idea and let the idea dictate where the song will lead. We usually write the lyrics first and then add the music in order to further the concept of the song. As such, we are able to bring a diverse range of musical influences to bear, like a painter would with many pigments and brushes. We actually create the songs with little to no regard for how we would or even could perform them live.” Bob continues, “We might combine Stravinsky strings with funk bass and heavy metal guitars. Hip-hop or EDM production styles might meet new wave synths and storytelling lyrics that would be at home on a classic country album. We simply don't care as long as the song is good.”
“Notice we didn't mention Prog?” Brian adds, “We absolutely love progressive music; however, we don't stop there. We are in the pursuit of the different. Shouldn't progressive music progress? Why apply the same stylistic norms that have been used since the '70s and still call it progressive? That's not progressive - that's stagnant.”
“Don't get us wrong,” chimes in Bob, “we are writing songs with a very strong pop sensibility and we feel they are eminently listenable; we just don't feel the pressure to stay in one genre or tonality. It just doesn't matter as long as it serves the song.”
In support of the “Mr. Astute Trousers” album release, 41POINT9 is preparing to tour later in the year if all goes well. “The difficulty in touring is that we have been having a real problem finding a drummer for the band,” Bob concludes. “All of the ones we have auditioned have spontaneously combusted. I guess that's what we get for using the same talent agency as Spinal Tap.”
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With his 19th album, Miles to Go, releasing September 21 (Stony Plain Records in USA; True North Records for the rest of the world), acclaimed guitarist Colin James is getting back to the blues.
Miles to Go is Colin James’ ambitious sequel to his critically-acclaimed 2016 CD, Blue Highways, and it continues James’ story with a collection of carefully curated songs handpicked from some of the greatest blues artists.
In the months leading up to the recording, as James was reflecting on songs for the album he decided to reacquaint himself with a beautiful red Gibson ES-335. It was just like the guitar he played as a teenager, but regretfully had to sell for rent money.
While James reconnected with this guitar, Miles to Go seemed to just flow onto the studio floor.
This album blends songs old and new, some of them completely reimagined and some almost perfect homages. But all are unified by a theme of undying love for the blues and the highest respect for the creators that led the way.
Known as one of Canada’s best blues musicians, it wasn’t until Blue Highways that James found himself on a blues chart: the album spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart. It also landed him one of his biggest hits: “Riding in the Moonlight,” a Willie Dixon song that James once covered when busking in the streets and subways of Toronto and Montreal that landed on a Spotify playlist garnering millions of streams.
When James set out to make Blue Highways, an album of blues covers recorded with his touring band, he always intended it to be the first of two installments. Now we have Miles to Go, in which James records nine new covers of his favorite artists (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and adds two originals, “I Will Remain” and “40 Light Years.”
“Blues has always been a pass-it-forward kind of thing,” says James. “It’s also surprisingly hard to write. You have to be careful how modern you get in your phrasing. Certain writers can write a song that sounds like it was done 40 years ago, but it’s deceptively hard.”
To be a blues musician is to always have a dialogue with the past. As with much blues music, it’s the performances on the original versions rather than the actual song that drew James to them. That said, what could he possibly bring to them in 2018? “You bring what you can,” he says. “If I feel like I’ve brought enough, then I put it out. I knocked a bunch of songs off this record when I realized that I couldn’t bring anything to them that weren’t there already. All my life I’ve tried to bring vitality to older songs. Hopefully, my dedication to it is what floats it over the mark. That’s a subjective thing; some people will always prefer the original. However, there’s always a group of people coming up to see me after a show who might say, ‘Oh, I never would have heard ‘One More Mile’ by James Cotton—nothing in my life would have pointed me there.’ ”
So much of Colin James’s career has pointed him to this moment: joyfully tangled up in the blues, which, as he notes, “is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.”
He is joined by his colleagues in the musical realm, including notable artists, such as: Winard Harper, James Zollar, and Anthony Nelson Jr.
With Respect primarily features jazz arrangements of repertoire from the Chinese and Taiwanese popular songbook, as well as an original composition and an arrangement of Slide Hampton’s blues.
“Peter Lin has been a good leader all along, even before this album was made. He also played well a lot of times before this so you know he can put some good music on the CD. Organizing a group of musicians is something he does all the time, I hope it’s a big hit!”
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin has been recently described by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth”. He received his B.A. Music from William Paterson University and MM for Jazz Trombone Studies at Rutgers University. He is currently a faculty member at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ as well as Slide Hampton’s manager.
Deeply rooted in the trombone tradition, he has studied with jazz luminaries such as Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Conrad Herwig, and Steve Turre. As a featured soloist and sideman, Peter has performed with world-class jazz artists including: Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Steve Davis, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Kenny Barron, Winard Harper, Charli Persip, Wayne Escoffery, Johnathan Blake, Josh Evans, Valarie Ponomarev, Jack Jeffers, Kenny Davis, Steve Williams, Anthony Nelson Jr., and Radam Schwartz. Most recently, Peter Lin performed at Slide Hampton’s 85th Birthday with Steve Turre, Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Victor Lewis. With various groups of all musical genres, he has performed at popular festivals including: The Clifford Brown Festival, The Riverview Jazz Festival, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, and established venues such as the Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, and Fat Cat. He is also the leader of The Lintet, which just released a new album With Respect,
featuring jazz arrangements of Taiwanese and Chinese popular songs.
In addition to being an active performer, Peter Lin is a dedicated educator, teaching in both the private lesson setting as well as the classroom. His students have gone off to college such as Montclair State University for music. He is also the manager of NEA Jazz Master Slide Hampton. He has been involved at Jazz House Kids for over three years as a faculty member as acquiring past titles as Assistant Manager of the Summer Workshop and Manager of the Emerging Musicians Program. He also has worked at the Jazz House Summer Workshop, the Jazz Arts in Red Bank, and Newark Academy’s Summer Jazz Camp. Peter Lin remains heavily involved in the New Jersey jazz scene as a current member of the NJJS board and running weekly jam sessions as local venues.
Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin releases his first album With Respect, which pays homage to his cultural and musical upbringing. As a tribute to his mentors, family, and friends, he combines his past and present experiences within the jazz idiom. From his recent relationship with NEA Jazz Master, Slide Hampton, to his involvement in the Taiwanese-American community, he explores different paths towards creating a wholesome variety of musical arrangements and compositions.
He is joined by his colleagues in the musical realm, including notable artists, such as: Winard Harper, James Zollar, and Anthony Nelson Jr.
With Respect primarily features jazz arrangements of repertoire from the Chinese and Taiwanese popular songbook, as well as an original composition and an arrangement of Slide Hampton’s blues.
Tracks and Times:
1. Forgotten Times 5:12
2. Sweet as Honey 4:19
3. The Moon Represents My Heart 4:31
4. Born Here, From There 5:12
5. My Blues 4:39
6. Rose, Rose, I Love You 2:48
7. Evening Primrose 5:00
Players & Instruments:
Peter Lin - Trombone
Anthony Nelson Jr. - Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, & Flute
Anthony Ware - Alto Sax
Benjamin Kovacs - Tenor Sax
James Zollar - Trumpet
Oscar Williams II - Piano
Charlie Sigler - Guitar
Ben Rubens - Bass
Nic Cacioppo - Drums
Winard Harper - Drums
Award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland will release her potent new Alligator Records album, America's Child, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America's Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.
America's Child is by far Copeland's most compelling work yet, with music swelling beyond blues and into spirited Americana, with elements of rock, soul, and country. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. The three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. From America's Child's anthemic opening track, Ain’t Got Time For Hate, to the closing lullaby, the traditional Go To Sleepy Little Baby, Shemekia sings with passion and insight about the chaos and uncertainty in the world while still finding joy all around her.
With guests including John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Steve Cropper, J.D. Wilkes, Al Perkins and members of the Time Jumpers, America’s Child bursts with Copeland’s bravado and embraces with her tenderness. Gauthier and songwriter/executive producer John Hahn wrote two striking songs for the project. Smoked Ham And Peaches is a search for truth and tranquility in America, featuring Giddens on African banjo. Americans celebrates our collective diversity in all its forms and colors. American music legend Prine joins Shemekia for a stirring duet on his own Great Rain. Guitar great Cropper adds his scorching playing to the ballad Promised Myself, written by Shemekia's father, the late bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland. And her version of I'm Not Like Everybody Else transforms the Kinks song into a blues-fueled declaration of independence.
Upon the birth of her son Johnny Lee Copeland in 2017, Shemekia, with fresh eyes, began to take an even deeper look at the state of the world. Of the new album, she says, “After having a child, I started thinking about the world I brought him into, how it actually is and how I wished it was and all the things he will have to go through. And to live in this world today, you have to have a strong foundation like I did to make it through. So that’s what 'America’s child' means to me. I’m truly grateful to all the artists that joined me on this record – it wasn’t about the genre for anyone, it was about the music and mutual love and respect.”
When Shemekia broke on the scene at age 18 in 1998 with her groundbreaking Alligator Records debut CD, Turn The Heat Up, she instantly became a blues and R&B force to be reckoned with. News outlets from The New York Times to CNN praised Copeland's talent, larger-than-life personality, and true star power. With each subsequent release, Copeland's music has continued to grow. From her debut through 2005's The Soul Truth, Shemekia earned eight Blues Music Awards, a host of Living Blues Awards (including the prestigious 2010 Blues Artist Of The Year) and more accolades from fans, critics and fellow musicians. 2000’s Wicked received a Grammy nomination. Two highly successful releases on Telarc (including 2012's Grammy-nominated 33 1/3) cemented her reputation as a singer who, according to NPR's All Things Considered, "embodies the blues with her powerful vocal chops and fearless look at social issues."
Copeland returned to Alligator Records in 2015 with the Grammy-nominated Outskirts Of Love. She won the 2017 Living Blues Readers’ Award for Blues Artist Of The Year (Female), the same distinction she won the year before. She also took home the 2016 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year. Outskirts Of Love won the BMA for Best Blues Album Of The Year. MOJO said Copeland was "spectacular, stirring, sanctified and sassy."
Shemekia Copeland has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world and has appeared on national television, NPR, and in newspapers, films and magazines. She's sung with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton and many others. She opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Jeff Beck calls her “amazing.” Santana says, “She’s incandescent…a diamond.” In 2012, she performed with B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, Gary Clark, Jr. and others at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama.
Now, with America's Child, Shemekia Copeland is standing on the cusp of her greatest success. Her intensely empowering, American music is as insightful as it is fun. Upon release of the album, she'll tour nationwide, including a showcase performance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September.
NPR Music says, "She brings a perfect balance of authority and understatement to each song." No Depression adds, "When Shemekia Copeland opens her mouth, everybody pays attention. She pierces your soul. This is how you do it, and nobody does it better than Shemekia Copeland."
Surprise, en wàt zijn we blij: het programma wordt afgerond in Grote Stijl want Soulwax vervoegen met hun fenomenale live-show de affiche op donderdag 9 augustus! Werden eerder reeds aangekondigd voor die dag: The Prodigy, Chase & Status (DJ-set & Rage) en T Hof Van Commerce op de mainstage, en Stikstof, Le 77, Blu Samu en Sampa The Great in de Red Bull Elektropedia Room (All Eyes On Hip Hop)! Een niet te missen en nu reeds legendarische avond! Tickets zijn te koop via www.lokersefeesten.be (http://www.lokersefeesten.be/tickets) .
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Vrijdag 3/8: Simple Minds, Arsenal, Jasper Steverlinck, Magnus dj set, FCL ft Lady Linn, VRWRK, Krystal Klear, Ed & Kim, Hush Hefner, Bafana Zaterdag 4/8: Die Antwoord, deadmau5, Coely, Warhola, TheColorGrey, Glints, Woodie Smalls, Caballero & JeanJass, Azer Zondag 5/8: Judas Priest, Gojira, Steel Panther, Hatebreed, Brides Of Lucifer, At The Gates, Diablo Blvd, Goe Vur In Den Otto, Modestep, James Marvel, Cedex & Higher Underground, Corrupted, Solace & Phase Maandag 6/8: Clouseau, Bart Peeters, Niels Destadsbader, Discobaar A Moeder, Eefje De Visser, Témé Tan, Sylvie Kreusch, Josephine, Black Mamba Dinsdag 7/8: Triggerfinger, Pretenders, Novastar, Faces On TV, dj Dirk Stoops, Fleddy Melculy, SONS, dirk., Danny Blue and the Old Socks Woensdag 8/8: Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Turbonegro, Suicidal Tendencies, The Living End, DJ Eppo Janssen, Brutus, Northlane, SWMRS, Airways, El Cis Donderdag 9/8: The Prodigy, Soulwax, Chase & Status dj set & Rage, T Hof Van Commerce, Stikstof, Le 77, Blu Samu, Sampa The Great Vrijdag 10/8: Kasabian, dEUS, Manic Street Preachers, Warhaus, Hindu Radio DJ’s, Bjarki, Johannes Heil live, Goldfox, Thang, Sous x Endove Zaterdag 11/8: 2manydjs live, Front 242, Gary Numan, Cherry Moon Legends, Yves Deruyter, DJ Ghost, Zolex, Youri Parker, Quincy, Danny C, Dimitri Cooman Zondag 12/8: Gucci Mane, Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit, Lil’ Kleine, Sevn Alias, Faisal x Hakim, Broederliefde, Dopebwoy, Gurney Champion x Ballantine, T-Clan
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She was not a name known by most music fans, but her work was simply incredible. We are sad to report the death of legendary songwriter Anita Poree.
The Chicago-born songwriter created a dynamite team in the last 60s with Jerry Peters and her brother Greg. Together they provided hits and album cuts to many great artists, but especially for The Friends of Distinction and Eddie Kendricks. A pioneer during a period when women -- and particularly women of color -- were less accepted as popular songwriters, Poree's efforts resulted in a jaw-dropping set of hits, including “Going In Circles” and “Love or Let Me Be Lonely” for the Friends of Distinction, and “Boogie Down” and “Keep On Truckin” for Eddie Kendricks.
Over the years her compositions found there way onto albums by artists as diverse as Jennifer Lopez, D’Angelo, The Gap Band and The Jackson Five.
Poree was also part of the vocal group Black Magic, which had a brief recording career. She ultimately retired from the music business and spent the latter years of her life writing for the Sonoma County Peace Press and working as an artist with paints.
Anita Poree helped break down walls for women in the music industry, and the benefits of her career continue to be felt today. Rest in Peace, Ms. Poree.
photo by Jeff Dennison
In support of their forthcoming new album, British music legends Soft Machine will embark on their first North American tour since 1974 in October 2018, followed by the second North-American leg of the tour in January/February 2019. In concert, their set list will include material from all parts of the band's repertoire from 1970 onwards, but this is emphatically not a nostalgia act resting on its laurels. Last weekend Soft Machine played their first two shows in North America since 1974 (it was in 1974 they toured USA and Canada during the Bundles/Allan Holdsworth era). Both shows, at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Quebec City, were exceptionally well received by the enthusiastic audience and local press.
Hidden Details is a new studio album of Soft Machine, recorded at the late great Jon Hiseman's Temple Studio in Surrey, England, last December 2017, and it will be released in September 2018 on MoonJune Records (North America; on CD and HD Download), on John Etheridge's Dyan Records (UK/Europe on CD, and iTunes), and on Vivid Records (Japan), exactly 50 years since the release of the band's 1968 debut album The Soft Machine. Limited and highly collectible vinyl edition of only 200 coloured vinyl (orange, blue and tour edition orange & blue marbled) will be released on the Dutch label Tonefloat, on September 8, 2018.
“'Hidden Details' is very much the product of an active, contemporary sounding outfit striking out with its own agenda. Though informed by the past, the music here is neither weighed down nor beholden to it. Animated with the same ineffable and inquisitive spirit that has always made this group throughout its fifty years such a compelling experience, it’' good to have a new Soft Machine with us in 2018. The yearning tenderness of 'Heart Off Guard' and the come-down reveries of 'Broken Hill' and 'Drifting White' showcase the more intimate aspects of Soft Machine's personality while in contrast, 'One Glove' gives the more pugilistic side of John Etheridge's playing an outing. The terse angularities of the title track and 'Life on Bridges' highlight a fearless disposition, as does the buzzsaw interplay heard during 'Ground Lift' and 'Flight of the Jett,' both featuring Roy Babbington's decisive interventions. The surging lyricism of 'Fourteen Hour Dream' flirts with an almost popish sensibility, underscoring the sense that this is a quartet that is fundamentally at ease with itself. The return of what some older fans of the band have called 'cosmic tinkles’'– the appearance of layers of cyclical electric piano motifs – is especially welcome. Their brief manifestation on 'The Man Who Waved at Trains' and Third-era, 'Out-Bloody-Rageous,' both stone-cold Mike Ratledge-composed classics, adds an extra spacey dimension to the overall sound. Travis' use of looping technology with his flutes creates its own beguiling world and can be heard to powerful effect on the beautiful and enigmatic 'Breathe,' where his hovering notes are underpinned by Marshall's oblique yet atmospheric percussion.” - Sid Smith
JOHN ETHERIDGE - guitar
THEO TRAVIS - sax, flute, Fender Rhodes
ROY BABBINGTON - bass guitar
JOHN MARSHALL - drums
with special guest GARY HUSBAND drums on selected dates
2018 North American Tour Dates:
October 6 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD, USA [John Marshall on drums]
October 7 - Theater Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 9 - Roxy's & Duke - Dunellen, NJ, USA
October 10 - Darryl's House - Pawling, NY, USA
October 12 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 13 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 14 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 16 - Mod's Club - Toronto, ON, Canada [Gary Husband on drums]
October 17 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 18 - Beachland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 19 - The Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 21 - Progtober Festival - Reggie's - Chicago, IL, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 22 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
2019 North American Tour Dates:
January 24 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA, USA
January 25 - Flynn's - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
January 27 - Alberta Rose Theater - Portland, OR, USA
January 28 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA, USA
January 29 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA, USA
January 31 - The Baked Potato (2 shows) - Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 1 - The Baked Potato (2 shows) - Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 2 - Scottsdale Performing Arts Center - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
February 4-9 - Cruise To The Edge - Key West, FL / Cozumel, Mexico
2018 confirmed shows in Japan & Europe:
July 7 - Montreal Jazz Festival - Monument National - Ludger Duvernay - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 8 - Salle Jean-Paul Tardif - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
July 28 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 29 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 30 - Billboard Live Osaka - Osaka, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
September 6 - Cosmopolite - Oslo, Norway
September 8 - De Boerderij - Zoetemeer, The Netherlands
September 9 - Musikbunker - Aachen, Germany
September 10 - Franzis - Wetzlar, Germany
September 12 - Muhle Hunziken - Rubigen, Switzerland
September 13 - La Casa Di Alex - Milano, Italy
September 14 - Club Il Giardino - Verona, Italy
September 16 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria
September 17 - Museum - Bratislava, Slovakia
September 18 - Akropolis - Prague, Czech Republic
September 19 - Kulturbanhof - Jena, Germany
November 3 - Marlow Theater - Canterbury, UK
November 6 - Sage - Gateshead, UK
November 8 - Green Hotel - Kinross, Scotland, UK
November 9 - Hebden Bridge Townhall - Hebden, UK
November 10 - The Trade's Club - Howden, UK
November 16 - Borderline - London, UK
November 17 - West End Center - Aldershot, UK
November 18 - Lews Con Club - Lewes, UK
November 20 - Epic Studios - Norwich, UK
November 22 - Trading Boundaries - Fletching, UK
November 25 - Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
December 15 - Peppel - Zeist, The Netherlands
December 16 - Harmonie - Bonn, Germany
Soft Machine is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who included Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!). Since its creation in 1966, this band pioneered Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, led the 'Canterbury' trend, pioneered jazz-rock, and then guitar-led fusion (launching the guitar god Allan Holdsworth in 1974), influenced generations of musicians. Disbanded in 1978, recreated in few occasions in 1981 and 1984, the band resurfaces in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware. Much was said about this band with a very complex intriguing history of constant personal changes during the 1966-1978 period. The band resurrected in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware, then as Soft Works 2002-2004 and Soft Machine Legacy 2004-2015. In December 2015, it was confirmed that the band had dropped the “Legacy” tag from their name, as the band featured three of the group's 1970s era members – guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bassist Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976's album Softs), in addition to flute and sax player Theo Travis – returning to the original name from 2015, and performing numerous concerts all around Europe, South America and Japan.
To pre-order Soft Machine's Hidden Details CD and HD 24bit Download:
All CD orders come with HD 24bit downloads.
Pre-ordered CDs will be shipped in the end of August 2018.
Pre-ordered Downloads will be released the first week of September.
Those who purchased either the CD or HD Download, will receive instant download of one tune before the official release date. Downloads of two more tunes will be released on August 4 2018, and the full album download will be released on September 7 2018.
$15 for the CD + shipping (from USA) and $10 for HD 24bit Download.
LIAM GALLAGHER OP WOENSDAG 21 NOVEMBER 2018 IN VORST NATIONAAL, BRUSSEL! > CONCERT UITGESTELD NAAR LATER TE BEPALEN DATUM!
Wij moeten u jammer genoeg melden dat het concert van Liam Gallagher, dat op 21 november in Vorst Nationaal zou plaatsvinden, zal worden uitgesteld naar een latere datum.
Naar aanleiding van een wijziging in de opnameplanning van Liam, ziet hij zich genoodzaakt om zijn Europese tournee in november 2018 uit te stellen. Een nieuwe datum voor het Brusselse concert zal binnenkort aangekondigd worden. De ticketverkoop is momenteel stopgezet en zal opnieuw starten zodra een nieuwe datum bevestigd is. Reeds verkochte tickets blijven geldig voor de nieuwe concertdatum. Tickethouders zullen gecontacteerd worden zodra deze nieuwe datum bekend is.
Fans van Flume, Mura Masa en Petit Biscuit: dit is iets voor jullie! Niets houdt het opkomende electro-duo uit de undergroundscene van Seattle nog tegen. In 2018 laat Odesza de monden openvallen met hun A Moment Apart Tour die hen spots oplevert op de line-up van onder andere Coachella en Dour 2018. Als kers op de taart kondigen de Amerikanen nu ook hun terugkomst naar ons land aan in het voorjaar van 2019.
Odesza verlegt met een complexe, verfrissende sound de grenzen van de doordeweekse dance, die we vandaag zo dikwijls op de radio horen. Sinds de oprichting door Harrison Mills en Clayton Knight in 2012, voert het duo een steile klim naar de top door dankzij albums ‘Summer’s Gone’ en ‘In Return’ en enkele solide hits zoals “Sun Models” en “Say My Name”. Hun derde album ‘A Moment Apart’, dat eind 2017 uitkwam, is krachtig en eerlijk tegelijkertijd en bevat enkele succesvolle samenwerkingen met Leon Bridges, Sasha Sloan, Regina Spektor en RY X. Het levert hen meteen een derde plaats op in de Billboard 200. Ontdek Odesza op zaterdag 26 januari 2019 live op het podium van de AB!
VRIJDAG 13 JULI, 10U
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TWENTY ØNE PILØTS verraste zonet iedereen door een comeback te maken met twee nieuwe nummers “Jumpsuit” et “Nico And The Niners”, beide vanaf vandaag beschikbaar, als voorproefje van hun nieuwe album 'Trench' waarvan de release voorzien is voor 5 oktober. In het kielzog van de nieuwe muziek bevestigt het razendpopulaire duo ook hun volgende wereldtournee “THE BANDITØ TØUR” die op 16 oktober in Nashville van start gaat, vervolgens doorheen de Verenigde Staten trekt, om nadien de oversteek te maken naar Australië, Europa en het Verenigd Koninkrijk. België wordt uiteraard niet vergeten. TWENTY ØNE PILØTS staat op 13 maart 2019 in Paleis 12, Brussels Expo.
Met album ‘Blurryface’, bekroond met multi-platinum, en een resem superhits als “Tear In My Heart”, “Ride”, “Stressed Out” en “Heaten” veroveren ze de harten van het grote publiek in 2015. Vele miljoenen views op YouTube zijn het gevolg. Ook live weten ze fans en critici te bekoren door hen keer op keer te trakteren op spectaculaire optredens. Rasechte podiumbeesten Tyler Joseph en Josh Dun zijn helemaal terug, zorg dat je erbij bent op 13 maart in Paleis 12!
Wie wenst, wordt vriendelijk uitgenodigd zich in te schrijven via de link http://www.twentyonepilots.com/euaus om toegang te krijgen tot een exclusieve presale, die van start gaat op dinsdag 17 juli om 10u en loopt tot donderdag 19 juli om 22u. De algemene ticketverkoop start op vrijdag 20 juli om 10u.
VRIJDAG 20 JULI, 10U
48,60 EURO (genummerde zitplaatsen)
54 EURO (genummerde zitplaatsen) 59,40 EURO (Staanplaatsten middenplein & genummerde zitplaatsen).
New Album Features Special Guests Steve Krase,
Bob Lanza and Carolyn Wonderland
Six-time Blues Music Award nominee Trudy Lynn will release her new CD, Blues Keep Knockin’ from Connor Ray Music on July 27. Backing Trudy’s vocals on the new disc are musicians Steve Krase – harmonica; David Carter – guitar; Terry Dry – bass; Matt Johnson – drums; Jim Brady – trumpet; and Dan Carpenter – sax; with special guests Bob Lanza and Carolyn Wonderland on guitar.
Trudy was recently honored with three nominations for the Living Blues Magazine Awards, with voting currently underway at the magazine’s website: www.livingblues.com.
“I want to thank all my blues fans new and old, or should I say ‘mature,’ for being with me through my journey with the blues, both near and far,” Trudy says in the album liner notes. “My name is Trudy Lynn and I sing the blues for you, some old some new and some borrowed too. I love singing the blues! The blues knocks on my door, on my window and my heart. I must sing and I sing only what I feel and I sing to make you feel exactly what I feel!”
Blues Keep Knockin’ features ten soul-drenched songs dripping with blues and R&B. In addition to a new original song written by Trudy (the album’s title track), she puts her own stamp on covers of songs from Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Big Maybelle, Big Bill Broonzy and Jimmy Rogers, among others.
“I am so grateful to all the musicians who contributed their talent to this recording,” says Trudy, “with very special heartfelt thanks to producer Rock ‘Papa’ Romano for all the time and effort he dedicated to this CD. (Can’t nobody call him ‘Papa’ but me!!)
“I also would like to give a special thanks to my ‘daughter’ … as I call her, Miss Carolyn Wonderland, who graciously added her talents to this recording. I can recall when she was just starting her blues career; she has blossomed into a force to be reckoned with. Our friend Jerry Lightfoot is smiling down on you. Love you baby girl!”
Blues Keep Knockin’ is Trudy Lynn’s 13th solo album and her fourth release on the Connor Ray Music label, following up on I’ll Sing the Blues for You (2016), which garnered a Blues Music Award nomination for “Soul Blues Female Artist.” That was preceded by 2014’s Royal Oaks Blues Café, which hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart; and 2015’s Everything Comes with A Price, which spent four months on the Living Blues Radio Chart. Trudy was also inducted into the Houston Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Trudy Lynn was born Lee Audrey Nelms in Houston’s Fifth Ward, where she began singing as a teenager. After high school, Lynn went to visit her aunt in Lufkin, where a club called the Cinderella needed a singer. She decided Lee Audrey Nelms wasn't going to cut it as a stage name. The club had a bunch of cartoon character names painted on the wall and she noticed “Trudy,” which she quickly paired with Lynn. “Lynn was something in those days,” she recalls. “Gloria Lynne, Barbara Lynn. I thought, ‘I’m going to be one of those Lynns, too, baby.’”
Prior to striking out on her own, Trudy was the vocalist for such Texas greats as I.J. Gosey and Clarence Green, where Trudy spent five years as the vocalist for his band. Green was a stern mentor, but Lynn credits him with helping her become a professional. “He molded me well,” she says. “He's still in me because of what he taught me. It takes that.” After leaving Green’s band, Lynn began performing on her own. For years she struggled to get recorded in a manner deserving of her talent, until 1989 when Trudy signed with John Abbey’s famed Ichiban label and provided the opportunity for her to tour the world and perform at the most prestigious festivals, including Lucerne and the Chicago Blues Festival. While at Ichiban, producers had a strong hand in directing her recordings. Since joining forces with harmonica wizard Steve Krase and the Connor Ray Music label in 2014, Lynn has played curator for herself. She has been writing original songs that blend nicely with the vintage material. The songs are mostly about good times and bad men. “Each one of these songs means something to me,” she states. “I truly understand something about each one of them.”
Internationally Acclaimed Soul Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER to Release His Highly Anticipated New Album ONE LOVE
Cornell “CC” Carter has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years. He is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. CC is now set to unleash his highly anticipated new album titled ONE LOVE. The CD will release worldwide on August 3, 2018, two weeks ahead of the digital release on August 17, 2018.
The first Single from the album, “That Feelin’,” was released on April 27, 2018 and has been #1 on all significant Soul Charts in the UK. CC achieved what has been called the elusive “Hat Trick” (#1 on All 3 Soul Charts at the same time) which no other artist has ever accomplished! ONE LOVE has a variety of outstanding Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler. Cornell says, “ONE LOVE is a message of Oneness with the planet and each other and allowing Love and Music to be our guide to a better world!”
Cornell’s strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which has been the inspiration for his creativity and songwriting. He co-wrote and produced his internationally acclaimed 2016 album In The Moment with co-producer Kirk “KC” Crumpler, who has produced various award-winning artists. A collection of 13 diverse tracks spanning R&B, Funk, and heart-piercing Soul numbers, In The Moment is a mix of the past and present, featuring solid classics and contemporary chart-toppers. CC performed all lead and background vocals on the entire album and was also instrumental in the music’s production.
Following the release of In The Moment, Cornell was able to collaborate with other producers (DJ Spen, Boogie Back) and put out several highly acclaimed remixes which have received great reviews in the US and Europe. On May 19, 2017, Cornell released Vindicated Soul, a remarkable collection of soulful covers of artists including Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and Willie Hutch. Vindicated Soul also includes a remix of the classic CC original track “Where Do We Go.” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NNT7rrkE-k)
CC has had many once in a lifetime musical experiences to draw from, but two of the highest points of his career so far has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. In addition to his various headline performances, he has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, which performs at various NMW Foundation events, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers!
Throughout the years, CC has appeared on many albums, and he continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley. His experience and professionalism have made him an A-list vocalist for Tarpan Studios, appearing on many tracks with Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden. He also contributed vocals on various Tarpan artist releases, including Jennifer Saran’s new albums Merry Christmas, You Are Loved and Walk With Me, and many others.
CC loves to share his talents with aspiring artists and veteran performers alike. He established CDC Productions, his own production and record company geared toward assisting these artists to follow their dreams while also teaching them about the time and dedication it takes to reach their goals. Cornell has been involved with many charities and non-profits over the past few years, and his vision is to continue to uplift and engage people all around the world with Music and with One Love.
For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via: www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/
To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/CConelove
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Seagulls bestaat uit de drie creatieve broers Meeus die met relaxte chill-out muziek sinds 2015 talrijke Belgische en buitenlandse podia in vuur en vlam zette . De jonge surfers uit Oostende zijn gewapend met zelfgemaakte gitaren, mondharmonica, stompbox en tal van percussie-instrumenten en brengen zonnige, aanstekelijke surfmuziek met een eigenwijze twist.
De jonge band won afgelopen jaar de muziekwedstrijd ‘Golfbreekers’ en stond ook al op het podium van Leffinge Leuren, de Paulusfeesten, Surfblend Camps en tal van andere festivals. Seagulls verzorgde in het verleden ook al de support voor o.a. The Beautiful Girls (AU), Mat Mchugh (AU), Chadwick Stokes (US), Tomorrows Tulips (US), Equal Idiots (BE), …enz.
De band tourde eerder dit jaar Australië en rondt ‘as we speak” een Nederlandse tour af. Belgische shows volgen in de herfst waarbij o.m. het podium met Donavon Frankenreiter zal gedeeld worden. Een nieuwe EP volgt begin 2019.
Voelde je ook net die aardbeving op de muziekplaneet? De Black Eyed Peas kondingen hun langverwachte terugkeer naar de Europese podia aan! Acht jaar na hun laatste tournee op het Europese vaste land maakt de meermaals met platinaplaten en Grammy Awards bekroonde groep een nieuwe afspraak met zijn Belgische fans op zaterdag 17 november in Vorst Nationaal!
De band zet het heugelijke nieuws kracht bij door op dit eigenste moment een nieuwe single “Get it” met bijbehorende spraakmakende en maatschappijkritische video te onthullen. Na hun laatste album, de bestseller ‘The Beginning’, werd het een tijd lang stil rond de groep. Nu staan ze er weer. Een nieuw nummer dat aansluit bij het urban/hip hop geluid uit hun begindagen en dat tevens de opvolger is van twee andere tracks die eerder dit jaar verschenen: het opmerkelijke “Street Livin’” waarop Will.i.am, Taboo et Apl.de.apl luid en duidelijk hun onvrede uiten over de incidenten met bruut politiegeweld en de immigratieproblematiek waarmee de VS geconfronteerd wordt deze dagen, en “Ring The Alarm", een overduidelijke aanklacht tegen de penibele toestand waarin de wereld zich bevindt, om ons vervolgens wakker te schudden dat het uur van verandering aangebroken is. De nieuwe songs beloven veel goeds voor de grote terugkeer van Black Eyed Peas van wie we sinds 2016 en hun "#WHERESTHELOVE" versie 2.0 niets meer gehoord hadden.
In afwachting van nog meer nieuwe nummers in de volgende maanden, is er nu alvast de kans om één van de meest invloedrijke bands van zijn generatie weer live aan het werk te zien. Zet je schrap, want het gaat hard gaan met de ticketverkoop!
DONDERDAG 12 JULI, 10U
42,44 EURO (Staanplaatsen middenplein &
53,64 EURO (Genummerde zitplaatsen).
(INCL. SERVICEKOSTEN & MOBILITEIT)
IAN GILLAN REUNITES WITH HIS VERY FIRST BAND FOR A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE SONGS AND THE SOUNDS OF THE DAYS WHEN IT ALL BEGAN…
“In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or The Rolling Stones doing Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’ at the Station Hotel in Richmond, and The Javelins doing Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ at Wistowe House in Hayes.” – Ian Gillan
Every Deep Purple true lover knows how much their magic and powerful style is the result of many different influences brought in by the single members, all merging into the powerful sound loved by millions of rock fans. Ian Gillan´s love for American soul and Rhythm & Blues as well as skiffle and early rock and roll has been well documented in many articles and interviews.
Founded in the early 60s, The Javelins were influenced by Pop, Soul, Country, Jazz and Blues artists from America. They soaked up the music of their heroes, added their own stamp and went from town to town to perform their favourite songs in front of a small but ever growing audience – becoming local heroes themselves.
This was the time when Ian Gillan discovered himself, broke the chains and ‘found his voice’. The Javelins paved the way for the Ian Gillan who, only a few years later, wrote music history with Deep Purple, becoming one of the most iconic frontmen of all time and, together with very few others, shaped rock music the way we know it today.
“These contemporary recordings (2018) by The Javelins are drawn from our set lists, circa 1963, when I was 18 years old. Now, a few years later, I have the privilege and joy of working with my old mates from the original group; Gordon Fairminer (Lead Guitar); Tony Tacon (Rhythm Guitar); Tony Whitfield (Bass Guitar); Keith Roach (Drums), as we make a long overdue L.P.”
Ian Gillan has defined this new studio album as “a collection of catchy rhythms and feel-good melodies”. This understating definition shows Gillan´s ability to still look at those songs and his whole career with the same eyes of the 18 year old boy who sang them many years ago.
But there is a lot more to this recordings…
By paying tribute to music legends such as Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley, Gillan and The Javelins have not only managed to do that.
Avoiding the use of any modern technology, the band has managed to find the spontaneity and true sense of freedom of pop and rock and roll music of 50 years ago, probably without completely realizing it themselves. One world superstar and four friends who have taken very different directions in life (none decided to “turn pro” as they would say it) but still able to capture the essence of what being a performing band is about.
This album is what happened during four days of recordings in a studio in Hamburg, Germany, where instruments, microphones, lyrics sheets and memories were the only tools allowed.
This album is not an act of nostalgia, or a celebration of the purity of the old days versus modernity. This is simply what the Javelins were in 1963… and this is what they are now, if they happen to meet in the studio, embracing their guitars and look at each other with a big smile on their face. This is where it all started.
“Ian Gillan & The Javelins” has been recorded at the Chameleon Studios during a five days recording session in Hamburg, March 2018, Germany. It features Don Airey as special guest on piano.
It will be released on August 31st, 2018 on earMUSIC as CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and Digital.
Ian Gillan & The Javelins are
Singer: Ian Gillan
Lead Guitar: Gordon Fairminer
Rhythm Guitar: Tony Tacon
Bass Guitar: Tony Whitfield
Drums: Keith Roach
1. Do You Love Me
2. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
3. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
5. High School Confidential
6. It’s So Easy!
7. Save The Last Dance For Me
8. Rock and Roll Music
10. Another Saturday Night
11. You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby
12. Smokestack Lightnin’
13. Hallelujah I Love Her So
15. What I’d Say
16. Mona (I Need You Baby)
1. Do You Love Me
2. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
3. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
5. High School Confidential
6. It’s So Easy!
7. Save The Last Dance For Me
8. Rock and Roll Music
2. Another Saturday Night
3. You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby
4. Smokestack Lightnin’
5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
7. What I’d Say
8. Mona (I Need You Baby)
Singer Crystal Shawanda Chases Dreams and Trades Country for Blues on New VooDoo Woman CD, Coming September 21
True North Records announces a September 21 release date for singer Crystal Shawanda’s new CD, VooDoo Woman. The new album is already available via download at these platforms:
Sometimes, even the most instinctive singers need a little time to find their true voice. Just ask Crystal Shawanda. The celebrated Canadian-born, Nashville-based songwriter and musician has built a decade-long career on her hugely emotive performances, scoring a major label deal, chart hits, critical acclaim, marquee tours and a fervent fan following along the way. She was even the subject of a reality show, “Crystal: Living the Dream” on the CMT television network. Yet it has taken Shawanda until studio album number five — the gritty, soul-drenched, and positively electrifying VooDoo Woman — to pinpoint her essence as a blues singer, even though her previous albums would mostly be filed under country and she has been performing since her teens.
With her country debut album producing a Top 20 radio hit, Top 20 Billboard Country Albums chart status — plus more than 50,000 copies sold in the U.S. — Shawanda couldn’t help but feel out of place within the genre.
“The whole time I was singing Patsy Cline on stage, I was singing Etta James at home,” Shawanda admits.
VooDoo Woman presents a modern take on the blues, capturing the resilience of the human spirit with the intensity and range of a multi-faceted woman whose story is finally being told. “The songs just fell out of me and it was like setting my voice free,” Shawanda confesses. “I can’t help but feel like I’m home, no longer holding back.”
Indeed, that deep veneration of the blues is positively palpable on VooDoo Woman. Witness Shawanda’s thrilling interpretations of Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” and “Ball and Chain,” Koko Taylor’s “Voodoo Woman,” Dorothy Moore’s “Misty Blue” and Etta James’ "I'd Rather Go Blind,” all gold-star gems in the blues canon demanding equal parts knock-kneed reverence and enormous skill. Shawanda and husband, guitarist/collaborator Dewayne Strobel bring both.
And VooDoo Woman — cut live-off-the-floor in Nashville alongside a boatload of talented guests— is a dazzling mix of “tributes to my heroes who led me to the blues” and previously released originals recut to meet the ever-evolving standards of co-producers Shawanda and Strobel.
“These are all first-take vocals. We didn’t redo anything,” explains Shawanda, who can frequently be found moonlighting, guitar in hand, at Nashville’s famed Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. “My fans have often said they wished they could feel the energy of the live show on the records. That was a goal for us. Every time I went into the vocal booth, I treated it like a live performance.”
Not surprisingly, the new album kicks it right out of the gate. Scorching opener “Wang Dang Doodle” is a harp-goosed corker penned by blues legend Willie Dixon. The track provides Shawanda’s soaring, sandpapery delivery with maximum momentum.
Elsewhere, as on the candlelit focus track “I’ll Always Love You” written by Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell (aka The Beat Daddys and friends/mentors to Shawanda and Strobel), the singer dials down her power to unearth the song’s richly evocative and wholly universal emotion.
“I fell in love with that song, which first appeared on The Whole World’s Got the Blues, but we completely re-recorded it here,” she says. “We didn’t feel we had caught its heart before. After our daughter Zhaawande was born, the song took on a different meaning. I started singing it differently; it was sweeter, more personal. And I recorded that song — and most of this album — with Zhaawande in my arms. So,” she laughs, “that’s probably my favorite song on the album.”
Equally resonant is Shawanda’s reading of the classic “Misty Blue,” elevated to megahit status in 1976 by Dorothy Moore. “You don’t have to add much flash to a song like that,” Shawanda confirms, though she pretty much can’t help but adding flash to every song she tackles.
Notable originals on the new album include the saucy and slowly percolating “Cry Out for More,” a Shawanda/Strobel co-write. “It’s a song about the push and pull of relationships… working through those moments of ‘You drive me crazy… but I’m also crazy about you,’” Shawanda howls. “And because we are husband and wife, we can really put that out there.
“Dewayne and I also wrote ‘Bluetrain’ to show the correlation between the missing and murdered Indigenous women in the north and missing and murdered Black women in the south. It's about finding peace.”
“Trouble,” another blistering original on VooDoo Woman, showcases both Shawanda’s peerless belting and her broader influences. “That song has a bit of a throwback, Tina Turner-feel to it. It’s about being in love with bad boys,” she says. “It was done so fast and I just love it.
Having grown up a native North American on the Wikwemikong reserve on an island in Ontario, it was there her parents encouraged Crystal to sing, play guitar, and ultimately find her start in country music. It was her oldest brother, however, who introduced her to the blues. “Singing the blues is like letting a bird out of a cage,” she says. “This feels like what I am supposed to be doing. When I sing the blues, I can let loose and really be who I am as a vocalist and song stylist.
“That’s what VooDoo Woman is about,” she adds. “I am so grateful to my country fans for the career they’ve given me. But everybody has new dreams every day and if we don’t chase them, we’ll never figure out who we really are. I hope my country fans find the courage to chase their dreams, too.
“VooDoo Woman is a whole new Crystal Shawanda. And when you think about it, blues is the root of everything; country, pop, rock — they all derive from the blues. Even country led me to the blues. Hank Williams sang ‘Lovesick Blues’ and ‘Long Gone Lonesome Blues.’ Maybe this album is like a mini-education in blues! If that’s how people approach it, well, that’s fine with me.”
Light Freedom Revival Releases Second Album ‘Truthonomy’ Feat. Jamie Glaser, Billy Sherwood and Oliver Wakeman
John Vehadija has reunited with his cast of high class musicians for ‘Truthonomy’, the new album by Light Freedom Revival, which is released on July 3rd, 2018.
Along the bright sounds of Jamie Glaser’s acoustic guitar, and Vehadija’s ethereal vocals, Billy Sherwood returns for the rhythm section (Drums and Bass), as well as Oliver Wakeman (piano and keyboards) and Marisa Frantz (Harmony Vocals). Eric Gillette also joins in the project by providing additional electric guitar as well as mixing and mastering.
This talented team was called up by Vehadija once again to help him express his ideas in the form of a new concept album that offers new insights in his own spiritual journey and the science of Truthonomy.
John Vehadija believes in the existence of an absolute truth and he relied on his spiritual knowledge to create a story of soul awakening, for the seeker to rediscover Creation as a living being self aware of itself. Truthonomy is defined to represent a light truth economy in an open universe system which develops society with divine tunnel visions of how to consciously manifest one’s destiny.
“It’s hard to explain how this album came to be because it was totally unplanned, but it’s partially based on my travels to major capitals on different continents, and so I tried to create a unified world perception beyond the countries we live in to reach a standard of a new kind of planetary civilization. As I was writing the songs,” said Vehadija, “I realized it is a concept album of someone moving through many parallel negative timelines, constantly searching for the truth, trying to find the original one that had once been his real home, a place from where it’s safe to project into the future and reality will not anti respond to soul impulse calculations. I’m proud of the way it came out, it represents almost a new style of music, you can love it or hate it, but you cannot dismiss it. I felt it was my soul mission to express this for humanity. I didn’t want to create dogma, I wanted to create freedom and awareness. I wanted it to be like a self reflective mirror for the soul. In my opinion we should all deal with the truth as we understand it, and not just put it aside it and ignore it forever.”
Jamie Glaser had this to say about the record: “‘Truthonomy’ is one of the most interesting projects I have gotten a chance to work on in recent memory. John is great to make music with; he’s a super talented man and I appreciated his positivity; he always makes sure to write stories in both words and music that keep the listener spiritually uplifted and sonically on an adventure. He gave me a lot of freedom to create my parts and it was always a great and fun challenge.”
“As I finished all bases and drums I realized it all sounded very cool!” said Billy Sherwood “I like the general feel for all the music, it’s a bit more simplified and earthy than the last CD! It was a fun record to make and I’m happy with the way it came out.”
Oliver Wakeman tells us: “I’m glad John was happy with the keyboard performances I recorded for his new album... there were a couple of tracks, like ‘Emma’ and ‘Lies No More’, which in particular I really enjoyed playing on. Working on John’s album also gave me the opportunity to use some new keyboard sounds courtesy of IK Multimedia as well as recording using my Dexibell piano. It’s always fun to play on a project with talented musicians and John has gathered a bunch of great artists to bring his vision to life. I’m pleased he asked me to be a part of it.”
Marisa Frantz who did the harmonies for the whole album, shares her thoughts about the song “Truthonomy” which clocks at just over sixteen minutes: “It’s a truly epic song, captivating from beginning to end! It has so many beautiful melodies which were fun to put together. I had to do a variety of backgrounds including lyrical harmonies as well as other vocal textures and dynamics. I also wanted to give it space to breathe in spots. It was a pleasure working on this project for John.”
“I have never seen a more beautiful thought provoking cover” Vehadija tells us about the CD artwork provided again by the international visual artist Ed Unitsky. “I’m very happy about this new album and that John contacted me again to create the cover!” said Unitsky.
Intended to be a true work of art, something that both prog audiences and music lovers in general will be very satisfied with, ‘Truthonomy’ is available in CD Digipack and MP3 Format starting July 3rd on lightfreedomrevival.com as well as Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and other major distributors.
For a limited time, ‘Truthonomy’ is also available in a ‘High Definition Audio’ Crystal USB format with bonus tracks on lightfreedomrevival.com
01 Lies No More
03 Lady Marian
04 Jesus With A Guitar
05 Allah Is Cool
07 Judgement day
Watch Light Freedom Revival’s new lyric video for Lies No More here:
New album “Pleased To Eat You” 13 brand new songs you’ll (definitely) never hear on carpool karaoke Out September 7th, 2018
CONCERT: 04/08/2018 - WAARSCHOOT (BE) Roadkill festival
PROMO: phoners/ftf at the festival
Lemmy personally blessed Nashville Pussy calling them “America’s last great Rock and Roll band”… and Lemmy should know.
Formed in 1997, Nashville Pussy preached its sleazy gospel over the past couple of decades alongside Motörhead in every rock outpost from Asia to Europe and back again.
Raised on a diet of Marshall stacks, Gibson Guitars, Jack Daniels and weed, Nashville Pussy is the bastard offspring of foul mouthed demented hillbilly ice-cream man Blaine Cartwright and tractor driving, nude art school model guitar prodigy Ruyter Suys. Nashville Pussy quickly gained a reputation for being like “AC/DC with a female Angus” in Ruyter’s blues meets punk frenzied guitar solos and Blaine’s hilarious “jailhouse nursery rhyme” lyrics.
The band’s bass player - spicy Colombian/Californian Bonnie ‘Bon’ Buitrago - began as a teenage fan of the band sneaking into shows, determined to make the leap from audience member to member of the band by mastering her craft on Bass. Atlanta native and ex-landscaper Ben Thomas on drums has quickly become known for his showmanship, precision and all around sensuality behind the kit.
“We are Rock ‘N’ Roll’s dirty little secret” - says Suys – “blissfully outliving musical trends we never knew existed. More than ever, everyone needs to escape to a place where they can pretend they don’t give a shit, let their hair down and get loud, sweaty and dirty. Nashville Pussy provides that unpretentious refuge. Everyone is welcome – just don’t dress up ‘cause it’s gonna get messy.”
The Gods of rock smiled upon on Nashville Pussy in creating their brand new studio album Pleased To Eat You. Combining the talents of producer Daniel Rey (Ramones, White Zombie, Ronnie Spector and Raging Slab) and studio engineer David Barrick (Black Stone Cherry, The Kentucky Headhunters, Marshall Tucker Band), the band was fresh off an international tour and hungry for new songs to sink their teeth.
Their 7th studio album Pleased To Eat You is certainly another milestone recording by the band you’ll need to share with your mom: Bourbon, Bar B Que, horse farms, good people and a great fucking record. Seriously, you hardly find a band that manages to act so easy, so fast and yet so impulsive as Nashville Pussy. A band that is not shy about expressing opinions loud and clear.
If music is the food of life, then Life, Nashville Pussy is Pleased To Eat You!
Tab Hunter, 1950s movie idol, died Sunday night in Santa Barbara, California, from a blood clot that caused a heart attack, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Allan Glaser, Hunter’s romantic partner of more than three decades, told THR that his death was “unexpected and sudden.” He was just three days shy of his 87th birthday.
Tab Hunter had an indelible effect on pop culture over several decades. He was born in 1931 in New York City. He started his acting career with World War II-epics like Island Of Desire and Battle Cry, hooking up with the equally popular Natalie Wood in movies like The Burning Hills and The Girl He Left Behind in the mid-’50s. His teen-idol status was so strong that he even released a hit single, 1957’s “Young Love,” becoming the very first artist signed to Warner Bros. Records. (Jack Warner created the label for Hunter after “Young Love” knocked Elvis off the top of the charts.)
Hunter also appeared in early TV’s prestigious anthology series like Climax! and Playhouse 90. Possibly his biggest splash in movies was in 1958’s Damn Yankees, playing a star ballplayer crafted by the devil to beat the title team, the only cast member who was not in the original stage production. The handsome young actor then landed his own series in 1961 with The Tab Hunter Show, portraying a happy-go-lucky cartoonist living in Malibu Beach. That show only lasted a single season, however, and Hunter’s cinematic output in the 1960s slid a bit to shallow beach fare like Ride The Wild Surf. The 1970s saw the actor guest-starring in shows from Charlie’s Angels to The Six Million Dollar Man. Hunter had a cinematic resurgence in the ’80s by appearing in John Waters films like Polyester, in which he romanced Divine; he called the experience “wonderful.” He also was cast as a Rydell High teacher alongside Connie Stevens and Eve Arden in 1982’s Grease 2. Polyester was produced by Hunter and Glaser, his partner of many years. Hunter released a memoir in 2005, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making Of A Movie Star, in which he “confirmed long-standing rumors about his homosexuality.” He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015, “I thought, ‘Look, get it from the horse’s mouth and not from some horse’s ass after I’m dead and gone. I didn’t want someone putting a spin on my life.” Glaser turned the book into a documentary, Tab Hunter Confidential, in 2015. Last month, J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto announced that they were working on a new film called Tab & Tony, about the brief romance between Hunter and Psycho star Anthony Perkins. For a star that came of age in an extremely closeted era, Tab Hunter was refreshingly candid about his life. He said, “the real important thing is, I think, not labeling a person. The first line in my book is, ‘I hate labels.’ It’s who we are as human beings. What kind of human being are you? Are you a contributor?” Hunter certainly was.
The debut single, “Up and Up,” from his upcoming debut album, “Embrace,” flies to No. 1
on the Billboard chart. The Woodward Avenue Records release drops Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (9 July 2018): Saxman Jeff Ryan is excited and for good reason. The contemporary pop instrumentalist’s debut single, “Up and Up,” flew to No.1 on the Billboard chart as well as on three other charts in the US and UK. Even before his debut album, “Embrace,” drops Friday (July 13) on Woodward Avenue Records, the buzz surrounding Ryan helped him score the final performance spot in the all-star lineup for the venerable Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, a confirmation that the Bay Area native is the genre’s breakout new artist at the midyear point.
Ryan’s producer and writing partner on “Embrace” is noted keyboardist and chart-topper Greg Manning. One of the saxophonist’s primary goals is connecting through music and performance, and “Up and Up” is an upbeat tune celebrating the winning chemistry and connection he shares with Manning.
“‘Up and Up’ is the first song we wrote together. It’s a relevant track that captures our great connection. It was two positive people, and the music flowed naturally and easily,” said Ryan about the single that also vaulted into the No. 1 position on the Mediabase, Smooth Jazz Network and British Smooth Jazz charts.
“Embrace” is a magnetic ten-tracker – nine Ryan originals and a honeyed reading of Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor” – bonding lustrous and lyrical pop harmonies to meaty urban beats, refined contemporary jazz vamps and soul grooves. Joining Ryan and Manning are two first-call sidemen who have transitioned in recent years into hit-making solo artists: guitarist Adam Hawley and drummer Eric Valentine. A pair of veteran guitarists add significant contributions as well. Darrell Crooks dispenses slick and soulful R&B licks throughout the session while Terry Wollman strums temperate acoustic guitar melodies on the set’s gentle closer, “Tenderly.”
Music has been Ryan’s voice ever since he began playing the sax when he was ten and it’s what he turns to when life gets difficult. It’s his chosen form of communication and connectivity, thus it’s important that his music be honest and relatable.
“Music is so personal to me. It’s important to me to connect with people beyond just superficial playing. Music is the only thing that ever spoke to me on a deeper level and I want to give listeners that experience. I’d love for my music to resonate in a meaningful way with people. Even if you don’t like jazz, I hope that the audience listens, takes it in and finds it relevant to them,” said Ryan, who primarily plays tenor sax on “Embrace.” “An album is a snapshot of who an artist is at a particular time. I’m pleased with where ‘Embrace’ went. It became really special as it emerged from my soul as I tried to be as sincere and genuine as possible.”
According to Ryan, the album is only half the story. The breakthrough artist who will take the stage at Sax on the River in Sacramento on October 13 before making his Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival premiere on October 21 said, “The performances are where you get the full message of this music and what I’m bringing to the genre. It’s really about the music and the soul of what’s being expressed up there.”
“Embrace” contains the following songs:
“Up and Up”
“Dusk to Dawn”
“Versace on the Floor”
“Edge of Tomorrow”
“J-Factor” featuring Greg Manning
“Matter of Fact”
For more information, please visit http://jeffryansax.com.
Na zijn viersterrenshow enkele dagen geleden in Hyde Park, kondigt Seasick Steve ons de release van zijn volgende album ‘Can U Cook?’ aan, dat op 28 september in de rekken zal liggen.
Op deze nieuwe plaat mixt Steve al zijn favoriete ingrediënten tot een zonnige cocktail met boogie, blues, rock, americana en folk; geheel naar het vertrouwde Seasick Steve-recept.
“Just seems there’s all kinds of sunshine and colours on this record. Maybe it’s because we made most of it down in Key West, Florida? Or maybe it had somethin’ to do with the happy hours at Conch Republic?…I swear….!”
Zijn negende album schreef en producete Seasick Steve zelf, en werd grotendeels opgenomen in een gerenoveerde koelcel op een kade in Key West, Florida. Steve’s onafscheidelijke drummer Dan ‘Crazy Dan’ Magnussen is uiteraard weer van de partij, net als zijn uitstekende gitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) die het feest ook mee verderzet op de aankomende tournee.
Seasick Steve trappelt van ongeduld om ons ‘Can U Cook ?’ live voor te stellen: “It was made down south, way down south, as far south as you can go and still have your boots in America. Anyways, I luv it and i’m hoping y’all like it too.”
Ontdek Seasick Steve samen met zijn grootste hits en nieuw werk, op vrijdag 23 november in het Koninklijk Circus in Brussel! Een unieke en memorabele avond die u onder geen beding mag missen.
Klik hier voor het officiële persbericht.
DONDERDAG 12 JULI, 10U
Staanplaatsen middenplein & ongenummerde zitplaatsen
Charlie Winston is terug met een nieuwe single "The weekend”. Een speels en zomers nummer over hoe we in het weekend een andere versie van onszelf worden. Een voorsmaakje van zijn nog te verschijnen vierde album 'Square 1', vol songs met voor hem kenmerkende thema’s als de kunst van het leven tot meer diepere onderwerpen als politieke vluchtelingen. ‘Square 1’, synoniem aan een terugkeer naar de bron, wordt deze herfst gereleast.
Vandaag kondigt Charlie Winston tot ons groot plezier zijn nieuwe zaaltournee aan. Op dinsdag 4 december stelt hij zijn nieuwe album voor in het Koninklijk Circus in Brussel. Een niet te missen concert!
DINSDAG 10 JULI, 10U
België, festivalland is amper bekomen van een waanzinnig Werchter, en daar is Crammerock al om festivalgangers te laten dromen van een geweldig weekend om de zomervakantie af te sluiten. Crammerock lost een reeks nieuwe namen en komt met het goede nieuws dat de ticketverkoop vandaag van start gaat.
Crammerock dropte vorige week al druppelsgewijs een indrukwekkende reeks headliners:
Eerder was al bekendgemaakt dat Sigma (dj-set), Miles Kane en Seasick Steve bovenaan de goedgevulde Crammerock-affiche van 2018 zullen staan. Ook Equal Idiots, Henri PFR, Kraantje Pappie, What So Not, Bizzey, Famke Louise en SONS hadden hun komst al bevestigd.
Ticketverkoop van startAlles opgeteld zijn dus al 25 acts bekend voor het festivalweekend van 31 augustus en 1 september. Maar op de Crammerock-affiche is plaats voor zo’n vijftig rock-, pop-, hiphop- en elektro-acts. Met andere woorden: er zit de komende maanden nog heel wat moois aan te komen.
Zoals gezegd, start de online ticketverkoop vandaag. Wie Crammerock dit jaar zeker niet wil missen, kan vanaf 12 uur tickets kopen via de website van het festival: crammerock.be. Er snel bij zijn is de boodschap, want Crammerock was de voorbije 7 jaar telkens volledig uitverkocht.
Oase van natuur en rust tijdens het festival In het kader van het initiatief « EU and Me » kondigt de Europese Commissie met trots en blijdschap haar partnerschap aan met Crammerock!
Wist je dat we in Europa over het grootste netwerk van natuurgebieden ter wereld beschikken? Dankzij de EU hebben we in Europa beschermde natuur met een totale oppervlakte groter dan Duitsland, Polen en Tsjechië samen. #EuandME’s Digitale Ambassadeur Jill Eeckhout zal op het festival aanwezig zijn met de enige echte Naturavan van Natura 2000. De Naturavan zal een oase van natuur en rust bieden te midden van onze muzikale programmatie.
Meer info over het project van de Europese Comissie vind je hier.