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Edgar Winter - “I’ve Got News For You” (2018) review

Edgar Winter - I’ve Got News For You (Cherry Red Records, 2018)

Known best as the brother of blues guitar legend Johnny Winter, for a period in the 1970s Edgar Winter was one of rock music’s brightest stars, first with his band White Trash and later with The Edgar Winter Group. Between 1971 and 1977 Edgar released three albums with each band, resulting in three top twenty five albums and three top thirty five singles. With “I’ve Got News For You” Cherry Red Records, UK, compiles these six albums, supplemented by twenty eight bonus tracks, a total of ninety spread across the six discs, and documenting this spectacular period in the career of this talented multi-instrumentalist. 

Hermitess - “Animal Heart” premiere

A sonic journey that features the harp and a circle women's voices supported by a cast of eclectic collaborators, Hermitess is an inquisitive, contrary, wounded, wise and ever dreaming incantation.

Margo Guryan interview

Margo Guryan recorded a now legendary album Take A Picture in 1968. Her story doesn’t end up there. In the following interview we are going to take you to the world of jazz and her prominent involvement with some of the greatest musicians of our time.

The Hanging Stars - “Golden Vanity” / “Floodbound” (2015) review

The Hanging Stars - Golden Vanity / Floodbound (The Great Pop Supplement, 2015)

When this single arrived at my door I was rather stuck by the sincerity and hazed splendor of the neo-psychedelic jangle pop held within these groves, riding on smooth currents and delivering easy laidback intoxication. So I was eager to hear more, especially when I discovered that there were two formal albums to be had.

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, & John Jorgenson

( l to r: John Jorgenson, Chris Hillman) 
© Pam Baumgardner

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, & John Jorgenson
@ The Lobero Theatre,Santa Barbara, CA., February 16

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson--backed by upright bassist Mark Fain -- gave an outstanding performance at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, February 16th in a benefit concert for victims of the Thomas Fire and Mudslide, which recently tragically impacted the communities of both Ventura County and Santa Barbara County in California. 

Heaven - “All Love Is Blue” (2018) review

Heaven - All Love Is Blue (Little Cloud Records, 2018)

As with All Love Is Blue, Heaven’s first album Telepathic Love also featured the word ‘love’ prominently in the title, causing me to wonder if there’s a theme being developed. Nevertheless, I found the first album to come across rather hauntingly mystified, as if it were hiding, requiring one to search it out, and feeling rather special with the vinyl tucked under my arm as I strolled down the sidewalk, oblivious to everyone, though with everyone taking note of me.

Television Personalities - “Beautiful Despair” (2018) review

Television Personalities - Beautiful Despair (Fire Records, 2018)

With Beautiful Despair the world now has what is essentially a brand new Television Personalities album bestowed upon them; alas these are not brand new, current recordings, but rather they are a bunch of incredible, hitherto unheard cuts and come as something of a revelation (especially to long-time appreciators of the group) for these long lost recordings were created back in 1990 at the then London flat-dwelling of bassist / vocalist / multi-instrumentalist ideas man and producer Jowe Head. This album not only contains a batch of the demo ideas that would see the light of day on the group’s next official album, also released on Fire here in the UK, and on Seed in USA, the sprawling double album set Closer To God which saw the TVPs widen their scope and their audience demographic, whilst keeping their art, humour, pathos and intellect truly intact, right at the core of their musical business.

Aritomo interview

Aritomo is a Japanese singer/songwriter. He released quite a lot of LPs so far. All of the music of Aritomo is recorded analog. He never uses digital. Aritomo’s music hardly resembles any other folk music, but rather is a sort of experimental progressive folk rock.

Zuma Birds - “Contact Light” (2017) review

Zuma Birds - Contact Light (2017)
Zuma Birds are a new trio from Madrid lead by guitarist and vocalist, Shakin’ Dave. The band’s main inspiration are the great bands of the 60’s and 70’s... Neil Young, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, etc. ... with their own twist. Dave has a very special tenor voice.

Werner Herzog: Sound & Vision

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht--screening and Q & A
Hollywood Berlin: Exiles and Immigrants @ UCSB Pollock Theater 

Visionary German director Werner Herzog was present at UCSB’s Pollock Theater on Thursday, October 12, for a post-screening discussion of his 1979 art house film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, moderated by Professor of Film and Media Studies Patrice Petro. Considered an homage to F. W. Murnau’s 1922 Weimar era silent film classic Nosferatu (itself based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel), Herzog’s iteration of Nosferatu stars Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula, Bruno Ganz as Jonathan Harker, Isabelle Adjani as Lucky Harker, and Roland Topor as Renfield; with a film score by Popol Vuh. The film incorporates elements of fairy tale, myth, humor, horror, and eroticism--with many tableaus strikingly shot by cinematographer Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein; as well as a riviting opening sequence--filmed by Herzog--juxtaposing a bat in flight superimposed over mummies from Guanajuato, Mexico.

Ty Segall - “Ty Rex” (2015) review

Ty Segall - Ty Rex (Goner Records, 2015)

Ty Rex combines Ty Segall’s six-song Ty Rex 12” EP and two-song Ty Rex II 7” EP (originally Record Store Day releases which paid tribute to the magnificence of Mark Bolan and his legacy from both his early folk-hippie duo Tyrannosaurus Rex and his later glam rock band T. Rex incarnations) and tacks on a new cover of the 1973 non-album single “20th Century Boy.”