Dan Arcamone takes a sharp left turn on his iconoclastic new jazz album, Standards, Vol. 2. Ink 19’s Stacy Zering talks with the Norwalk, Connecticut artist about the Great American Songbook, Nine Inch Nails arrangements, and the challenge of making jazz from prog rock.
Blood (American Laundromat Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
You can say that bedrock funk bassist Bootsy Collins is The One, and you would be right on so many levels.
There’s no detail too small or scar too deep for Eels to pick up and examine in a wry musical light.
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The effervescent jangle of German trio A Tale of Golden Keys is intricately engineered to make your ears ask “what was that?”
The first wave of UK punk crested and shrank back, but the Mekons are still thrashing and foaming.
Billy Martin’s drumming makes me think of oxymorons like “precisely sloppy” and “intensely casual” and “red hot chill out”.
Soul jazz ensemble The Greyboy Allstars have been around so long they have grown into their name.
Following a proud tradition of weird Australian pop, The Stroppies give us the sort of incisive harmonic jangle the world needs right now.
Go ahead and call your band Great Grandpa. You better have something pretty weird up your sleeve.
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Blue Room (Ruf). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Sting & Shaggy kicked off the North American leg of their co-headlining 44/876 Tour in Jacksonville, and Michelle Wilson was on hand to see her favorite musician.
Brimming with compelling interviews, and bursting with action-packed concert performances, this newly-released DVD documentary provides music enthusiasts with a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at one of rock’s most influential festivals.
Blue and White (Very Special Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
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