Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION & SHENKAR

Shenkar, or L.Shankar when he recorded an album with Frank Zappa, will join The Grandmothers Of Invention at their Oslo concert during their last tour.

May 12, 2018, at the Rockefeller / John Dee / Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway.

As you could have thought, it's a ZappaUnion Event.

http://rockefeller.no/jd120518.html?bb=R



MIKE KENEALLY UPDATE



Mike Keneally Joins The Oracle Cast!

Posted by Carl King (Creator)
I’ll make this one quick.

MIKE KENEALLY has joined the cast of The Oracle Of Outer Space!

Ok, I won’t make it quick.

Mr. Keneally is currently in Joe Satriani’s band, and has in the past played with other music composition legends like Steve Vai and Frank Zappa. And of course he also played in Dethklok with Brendon Small.

While I was editing The Making Of Grand Architects Of the Universe (my previous album that he did voice acting on) I realized what a perfect fit he was for this — he had such an intuitive understanding of our bizarre Outer Space dialogue. I of course loved his acting performance on the album, but in reviewing the video footage of the session, I realized how expressive he was and how quickly he understood and adapted to each line in the script, even as multiple characters, in a cold and improvisational reading. He just immediately got it.

Our plan is to record Mike’s character acting for THE ORACLE OF OUTER SPACE in December.

Welcome, Mr. Keneally!

The writing team is full speed ahead on the script. I just spent many hours today doing a massive restructuring. Brain fried.

Thanks to everyone who has pledged, and keep helping to get the word out! More news soon...

-Carl.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carlking/the-oracle-of-outer-space-animated-tv-show-pilot



NONA HENDRYX AND GARY LUCAS

New album by Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas, performing the music of Don Van Vliet / Captain Beefheart.
Out on the Knitting Factory record label.



-- info: Jan van Kemenade / Danny Mathys

JOE SATRIANI UPDATE

Joe Satriani's touring band for the upcoming G3 tour will consist of :

  • Joe Satriani
  • Mike Keneally
  • Bryan Beller
  • Joe Travers

The G3 tour will kick off in in the US of A in January 2018 and continue in Europe in March.

Joe Satriani / John Petrucci / Uli Jon Roth.
Each of them will play about half an hour and they'll do another set together afterwards.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

INSIDIOUS RAYS

Robbie 'Seahag' Mangano is featured on the 2003 Insidious Rays album, entitled "More Songs About Sex, Love, Death & Sex".

Album cover has been added to the Robbie Mangano discography over at the United Mutations Archives.


THE ORACLE OF OUTER SPACE


Six days to go for the latest Carl King project, the animated tv-series that will be called "The Oracle Of Outer Space".

Read all about it here :

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carlking/the-oracle-of-outer-space-animated-tv-show-pilot

With Dweezil Zappa doing one of the voices,
and music composed by Carl King.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SUN RA UPDATE

The latest newsletter from the Roaratorio record label says :

Next up will be another Sun Ra archival LP entitled Sun Embassy, about which I'll say more in due time...



Monday, November 13, 2017

NEW BEEFHEART RADIO SHOW ALBUM

Announced on Keyhole :


A 2CD set : "My Father's Place, Roslyn, '78".


STEVE VAI UPDATE


My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx: Steve Vai
Talking about the 'Jazz Discharge Party Hats'...



2017 Loudwire Music Awards: Steve Vai Interview
And gets asked a question about the Zappa hologram tour...




GEOFF & MARIA MULDAUR - POTTERY PIE

  • geoff & maria muldaur: pottery pie
        (1968, lp, usa, reprise) 
Former Mothers Of Invention drummer and percussionist Billy Mundi is featured on the first album by Geoff and Maria Muldaur, "Pottery Pie", from 1968.
Re-released on CD in 1990.


More info at :
http://therockasteria.blogspot.be/2017/11/geoff-and-maria-muldaur-pottery-pie.html


-- link : Jan van Kemenade