February 27, 2017

Johnny Dowd: show in Ellwood City

Outsider Johnny Dowd will be performing @ The Bunker in Ellwood City, PA on March 11. He will be joined on stage by guitarist Micheal Edmondson. Things will get weird in a good way.

Doors open at 6:30 for a pot luck dinner (food contributions are welcome but not mandatory) followed by music at 8 pm BYOB

The Right Now: Everything Is Broken

Chicago based funky soul band The Right Now have released Everything Is Broken, another single from their new album Starlight. They are not afraid to go political with this one, pointing fingers at rampant consumerism and cheap labour.

Starlight is a self-released album. Buy ir (vinyl, CD, digital) from their website. The translucent blue 150g vinyl LP has 8 tracks (That's Enough and Everything Is Broken are not included) and comes a download card for all 10.

February 26, 2017

Tim De Graaw: Ivory

Tim De Graaw was born and raised in South Africa, moved to LA and now calls London home. His debut single Ivory is a retro rock anthem - loud but radio friendly. He got burned by some girl, but ended up with inspiration to pen a put down song that make him some hard cash. Think a blend of Lenny Kravitz and John Mayer.

The track was mixed at Muscle Shoals, and the folks down there know their stuff: great dynamics and no sign of the dreaded brick walling.

February 25, 2017

It was 40 years ago today: the first Peter Gabriel solo album

Forty years ago today Peter Gabriel released his first solo album. He looks back on the making of the album on his website:

With the first album I’d just left Genesis and had been used to having roles defined, and so suddenly to find myself in a studio full of serious musicians (serious in terms of their ability and what they’d done and so on) was unnerving.

Cover Me: She's Lost Control

Dark wave act Pisces Black turned Joy Division's She's Lost Control into a Sisters of Mercy-alike Gothic song. Free download from Soundcloud.

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