John Butcher – 5 LPs from Berlin (and Leipzig) on NI VU NI CONNU ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro British saxophonist John Butcher is no stranger to Berlin. Linked to the Echtzeit scene that emerged during the heady days of post re-unification Germany in the abundant derelict spaces that served as breeding grounds for creativity. Butcher, on the occasion of this 65th birthday, held a short residency in November 2019 at … Read more

Alligator Records Artists To Perform At 2022 Chicago Blues Festival

Photo: Alligator Records Artists: Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Branch, Lil’Ed & The Blue Imperials Shemekia Copeland, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch and Toronzo Cannon Perform Live At World Renowned Free Event On Wednesday, May 11, The City Of Chicago announced the lineup for the 2022 Chicago Blues Festivaltaking place Thursday, June … Read more

The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 To Release June 10

The Rolling Stones Singles Faithful Reproductions of First 18 Vinyl Singles & EPsIncludes Landmark Hits “Satisfaction,” “Get Off Of My Cloud,” “Time Is On My Side”;Comes With 32-Page Book and Ephemera ABKCO Records will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 on June 10 in celebration of the group’s 60th anniversary this year. The limited-edition set … Read more

Swedish Rockers Thundermother Announce New Album ‘Black And Gold’ Share New Single

Thundermother Swedish Rockers Thundermother Announce New Album ‘Black And Gold’Out August 19, 2022 via AFM RecordsShare new High Voltage Single “I Don’t Know You”Special Guests On Scorpions and Whitesnake Rock Believer North American Tour 2022 The rise of all-female heavy rock act THUNDERMOTHER has been impressive. Following their highly lauded, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), … Read more

Tomás Doncker Extends Dylan’s Metaphor with Culturally Significant Video for ‘Maggie’s Farm’ – American Blues Scene

Today sees the release of Born To Bethe latest effort from singer-songwriter/guitarist and pioneer of the Global Soul movement Tomás Doncker. The album manifested as both a home for singles released during the pandemic as well as a protest album of sorts. Above all, Born to Be Serves as a collaboration project with video artists … Read more

Active Speakers vs. Passive Speakers

Visit a pro audio retailer and almost every studio monitor speaker you see will have amplification built in. But visit a high-end audio store and you’ll see mostly old-school passive speakers, which have to be connected to an amplifier. Audio production professionals might wonder why the consumer audio industry hasn’t embraced a technology that’s been … Read more

Martin Feldman – Further On Up The Road

Martin Feldman – Further On Up The Road Self-published http://further-on-up-the-road.de/ 268 pages Softcover edition It is no secret that blues music is highly regarded in Europe, where touring acts often play in upscale clubs and historic theaters, a far cry from what many artists are used to in this country. But being a devoted blues … Read more

The Canadian Jazz Collective at Ronnie Scott’s – London Jazz News

Kirk MacDonald, Derrick Gardner, Lorne Lofsky, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, Bernd Reiter & Virginia MacDonald (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 11 May 2022. Live review by Charles Rees) The Canadian Jazz Collective (LR: Brian Dickinson, Virginia MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, Derrick Gardner, Neil Swainson, Kirk MacDonald & Bernd Reiter). Photo credit: Robert Crowley The modern jazz audience … Read more

30 Consecutive Years Rockin’ Smokey Joe’s in Philly – American Blues Scene

Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, folk-rock musician Kenn Kweder, entered the music world with his first band Kenn Kweder and The Secret Kids. Known as the “Bard of South Street,” the fiercely independent singer-songwriter has been an iconic name in Philadelphia since the early 1970’s. Noted for musically diverse styles, his influences range from Bob … Read more