Stephen Stills is on the road. Working the riffs and rhythms you know and love. Stephen has been out pushing his wares. His website is promoting the “Live At Shepherds Bush” CD/DVD. A really strong performance at a great venue outside London. And also released, a collection of 1968 demos called “Just Roll Tape.” Stephens career in music provides a great historical link to American culture of the late 60’s, and 70’s. It’s great to go back to Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and get a flavor of the past. more…..
It’s tricky trying to describe Amon Tobin’s work. His latest work “ISAM” is an intriguing mix of texturing sounds. Electronic is a common identifier, but doesn’t fully grasp both the complexity and simplicity, the yin yang, if you will, of his sound. Combine that with a imaginative visual show, and you’re mind begins to melt. Sounds bring to life the visuals, or are the visuals driving the sound? One cannot help but ponder such things when witnessing his performance. He’s out traveling the globe with his cube of sound. Live or not, you got to check it out.
He’s at it again…. Adrian is on the road and on the attack. He’ll be taking over towns with “Stick Men”. The trio, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastellotto, will tackle “crim-centric”material. New jams are bound to surface. One can’t help but wonder where Adrian gets his tireless energy. He’s worked with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails, and the list goes on. They have a nice selection of small venues. So get out and see the maestro with Tony and Pat.
U2 is back for round 3 in North America. Fresh from South American dates in Brazil and Mexico, the band is ramping things up as they wind down the 360 spectacular. The stage has to be the most grandiose rock stage ever. Surpassing even the Rolling Stones for impressive staging. The U2 website now has “fan cam”. Pretty cool. Scary detail. Say “cheese”. Check out “I Will Follow” from Baltimore. Great “End of the World/I Will Follow” clip, “Beautiful Day” and “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” performed in Nashville.