Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bob Seger Announces 2011 Tour

65 year old Bob Seger is gearing up for his first tour in four years, the Detroit rocker confirmed this morning. Official website HERE

Get Well Jimmy...


Jimmy Buffett had been hospitalized after falling off the stage during a concert in Sydney Australia on Wednesday night sustaining a head injury that knocked him unconscious. He is recovering and is expected to leave the hospital soon. MORE HERE

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Etta James

Archers of Loaf Reunite


North Carolina indie rock underdogs Archers of Loaf haven't existed in 13 years, since the band broke up in 1998. But those who attended a Saturday night's gig at Carrboro's Cat's Cradle venue got a bit of an unexpected surprise for an opening act: a full set from a reunited Archers of Loaf, their first since 1998. MORE HERE

Buckley Bio-pic News


Robert Pattinson has asked to play Jeff Buckley in a forthcoming biopic of the singer's life, according to reports. MORE HERE
...seems to us James Franco is a better fit...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Remember the Wolfman!

Robert Weston Smith, known commonly as Wolfman Jack (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995)

This Takes The Cake

The band Cake has released its sixth album, Showroom of Compassion, and has debuted at the very top of the music charts.  However, with that number one record comes a caveat:  Cake’s Showroom of Compassion is the lowest-selling number one album of all time. MORE HERE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

R.I.P.: Don Kirshner



Don Kirshner saw rock n' roll born out of R&B, and he was there as the music grew into a self-indulgent young adult. Kirshner was a music publisher and a television producer. He had a hand in launching Bobby Darin's career and he put the Ramones on network TV. Kirshner died yesterday of heart failure in Boca Raton, Florida, where he lived. He was 76 years old. MORE HERE

New Liver. New Producer. New Album. Welcome Back Gregg.

R.I.P.: KUSF


The Bay Area's only classical music station announced on Tuesday that it will become a non-profit, in a move full of repercussions that change the Bay Area radio landscape. Indie radio station KUSF will lose their signal. A spokesman for the University of San Francisco said KUSF will continue as an online-only station.
In our opinion KUSF was one of the last broadcast refuge of true alternative rock 'n roll in the Bay Area. MORE HERE

Saturday, January 15, 2011

R.I.P.: Trish Keenan



Trish Keenan, the lead singer of the British electronic pop duo Broadcast, died on Friday. She was 42. The cause was complications of pneumonia. MORE HERE

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

30 Years of 'Genius'

So began America’s 30-year affair with Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” In this anniversary year, the husband-and-wife team of ex–Talking Heads Tina Weymouth (bass) and Chris Frantz (drums) are deploying a series of concerts and TV appearances (they perform the song tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and a new double album of live recordings and remixes (Genius of Live), all in an effort to reclaim custody of the song. MORE HERE

Just the Fax

Keith Richards only communicates by fax.

The 67-year-old Rolling Stones rocker favours sending notes through a telephone line, much to the amusement of his bandmate Ronnie Wood - who struggles to intercept the guitarist's messages.

MORE HERE

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here's Johnnie...

Johnnie Ray Date of Birth 10 January 1927, Date of Death 24 February 1990

Feel Good Music


Ever had goosebumps or felt euphoric chills when listening to a piece of music? If so, your brain is reacting to the music in the same way as it would to some delicious food or a psychoactive drug such as cocaine, according to scientists. MORE HERE

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Just Great

Queen of Soul's Positive Spin


Aretha Franklin is not one to divulge much about her personal life away from the spotlight. She is known to be an intensely private person. And that’s why she says she's not discussing the news reports and rumors that she is battling pancreatic cancer. MORE HERE

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Merry Armenian Christmas

At last the Armenian Christmas has finally arrived!

Japandemonium


On Monday, in what was billed as a “Rock and Roll Circus,” the punk band Japanther performed a free show at the Big Apple Circus tent at Lincoln Center. The raucous show featured a crowd-surfing clown. However, it was shut down by Lincoln Center officials once the crowd — at the band’s invitation — joined them on stage, twice. MORE HERE

Sunday, January 2, 2011