March 21, 2018

Jon Fishman: The Drummer's Resource interview

The Drummer's Resource has posted a two-part interview (one and two) with Phish drummer Jon Fishman. The interview is part of their podcast series and was conducted by Nick Ruffini. It is all over the place, but those three hours fly by.

March 20, 2018

The Aristocrats: more European tour dates - Munich, Helsinki and Eskilstuna

Power fusion rock trio The Aristocrats have added shows in Munich (09/13), Helsinki (09/24) and Eskilstuna (09/26) to their European tour in September. More dates TBA.

Live dates:
  • 09/11 Sliema, Malta @ Teatru Salesjan
  • 09/13 Munich, Germany @ Strom
  • 09/14 Zurich, Switzerland @ Kaufleuten
  • 09/15 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
  • 09/16 Zoetermeer, Netherlands @ De Boerderij
  • 09/18 London, UK @ Islington Assembly
  • 09/19 Paris, France @ Trabendo
  • 09/21 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Mon
  • 09/22 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Bikini
  • 09/24 Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
  • 09/26 Eskilstuna, Sweden @ Lokomotivet

Polar Fever: Soothing Plastic

Vasia Bratchuk (vocals, keyboards, drums) and Robert Szulc (guitars, bass, drums) recorded Soothing Plastic, the debut album of their art rock band Polar Fever, from the comfort of their homes, sending the tracks back and forth. They switch from orchestral progressive power pop to Radiohead-esque soundscapes, inserting shards of metal and college rock. The record is the culmination of a chance meeting at a Muse concert gig in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2011. They have been in touch since then, trying different bands and styles before deciding to give it go as a duo.

Being on a shoestring budget obviously limited their resources to get the sound exactly right, but there is plenty of good stuff to discover in the grandiose Mousetrap and the superb power ballad Snow Queen. Give them a chance in a professional studio with first-grade acoustics and Soothing Plastic can be remade and send out to the world in 5.1 surround glory. They should consider launching a crowdfunding campaign to get Steven Wilson to do the honours.

Thom Yorke: European solo tour dates

Thom Yorke has announced a solo tour, playing theatres and a festival in Spain.

Thom will perform headline shows in Europe this May and June in addition to his previously announced appearance at Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Thom will be performing in a live mix with Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, playing tracks from across his solo material. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates.

March 19, 2018

John Cale: show in Bilbao

John Cale will perform at the BBK de Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain on June 30, as part of the BBK Music Legends Festival.

» John Cale on Facebook
» John Cale tour dates

(Thanks: Marek Koudelka)