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 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

‘Matchbox Bluesmaster Series’ Set 7: – London Jazz News

Matchbox Bluesmaster Series (Set 7: MSESET7 – 6 CDs – Album Review by Chris Parker) Disc 1: Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2 1927–32 Disc 2: The Famous Hokum Boys 1930–31 Disc 3: Songsters and Saints Vol. 1a 1925–31 Disc 4: Songsters and Saints Vol. 1b 1925–31 Disc 5: Songsters and Saints Vol. 2a 1925–31 Disc 6: … Read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Returns To Aurora’s RiverEdge Park in July

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tedeschi Trucks Band Returns to Aurora’s Riveredge Park July 26On Heels of Their New Four-Album Studio & Film Project I Am The Moon Tedeschi Trucks Bandthe revered 12-piece collective establishment by husband-and-wife duo, guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschiis rolling its annual Wheels of Soul summer amphitheater tour into downtown Aurora’s … Read more

Steve Lacy and the Influence of Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk

Steve Lacy was once a brilliant bebop player. Yet conventional wisdom says the opposite. Many have long argued that a key to the innovative soprano saxophonist’s stubborn originality over a 50-year career was precisely the fact that he never Played bebop, the common-practice language of jazz since about 1950. The Lacy creation myth unfolds like … Read more