Friday, April 29, 2022

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Covers (part four, but who's counting?)

More awesome covers, running the gamut from Metal to Americana to Funk to New Wave.

Check back next week for the originals. Same time, same place.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Bass Solos (pt.3)

Here's the third installment in our ongoing Bass-centered playlist. You can find part one HERE and part two HERE.

To clarify, I know it's called Awesome Bass Solos, but these are not solos necessarily. Sometimes they're riffs, sometimes they're just fills, or little motifs. But they're all AWESOME.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Anneke Van Giersbergen @ Petit Bain, Paris - April 21st, 2021

Anneke Van Giersbergen will forever be thought of as the former vocalist for Dutch symphonic metal band The Gathering, but this shouldn't overshadow her collaborations with Devin Townsend, Ayreon, the Gentle Storm, Sirens, and of course her solo career.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sparks @ Casino de Paris - April 19th, 2022

Much has been written about the resurgence Sparks have been enjoying recently, and while it is tempting to treat it as such, this isn't a comeback. Sparks never left, never stopped being creative, never stopped releasing excellent records and never stopped entertaining crowds the world over. But, with the release of two movies (a documentary on their career and a musical that they wrote), a typically fantastic new album and a world tour, their pandemic years have been very prolific indeed and it does seem like they are, in the parlance of our time, having a moment.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Friday's Playlist: Awesome Guitar Solos (pt. 6)

Here we go again. It's been a while since we've made one of these playlists (check out the previous installments HERE). As usual, a mix of famous favorites and overlooked obscurities, in a bunch of different genres, from classical to punk rock and even a Lionel Richie ballad. I apologize for nothing!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday's Playlist - Ollie Halsall: Sessions & Contributions

This Friday we zoom in on another one of rock's unsung guitarists. Ollie Halsall could have been mentioned in the same breath as some of his contemporaries and the closest he ever came to fame was as a part of The Beatles parody band the Rutles, and even then he ended up being cast out of the movie almost entirely.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday's Playlist: John McGeoch - Sessions & Contributions

This Friday's playlist isn't an April's fool post. It's a compilation of some of John McGeoch's greatest moments. McGeoch had a short career and is somewhat forgotten today. This is criminal. Check out his work with Siouxsie & the Banshees, Public Image Ltd., or Magazine and marvel at his unique approach to the guitar.