Indie rocker giants, Dinosaur Jr.'s latest release, "Farm", has received critical acclaim and praise from fans. Dinosaur Jr.'s, bassist, Lou Barlow opens with his solo project featuring Mike Watt'sMissingmen band.
The members of From Good Homes have announced today that the band will reunite for a weekend of special shows- their first in 10 years. The shows, scheduled for December 18th & 19th at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ will mark the first time the band has performed together since the band's legendary "farewell show" in August 1999.
The legendary New York based jam band, The Zen Tricksters, celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday, October 25th with a rare show at B.B. King Blues Club in New York (237 W. 42 St. 212 997-4144), NY beginning at 7:30 PM.
The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, then the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease.
The banjo stirs a feeling of timelessness with its old time/bluegrass/folk associations. Danny Barnes builds with these base molecules of the instrument's heritage, sculpting a sound with one foot in contemporary technological landscapes, another in deep running traditions, and arms waving free in outer space. Found audio samples merge and crash as the instrument's high picking peaks and valleys of bassy depths loop in a journey through the American heart of darkness and back towards the light.
Andy Rothstein's new album, Wit of the Staircase, is out now and enjoying all kind of recognition, including: First Round Entry in the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ballot for “Best Contemporary Jazz album” and “Best Jazz solo” for Lew Soloff’s solo on “Wit of the “Staircase”
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival (the biennial event previously known as Wall to Wall Guitar Festival), held September 10-12, 2009 at the University of Illinois' Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, wrapped up its third successful event with more than 30 world-class guitarists - including 11 free performances - over three days.