Saturday, October 13, 2018

DR. DEMONTO COVERED IN PUNK


Official Music Video from the album: "Dr. Demento Covered In Punk"
Barnes & Barnes classic 'Fish Heads' is performed by Osaka Popstar.



GOV'T MULE - THE DEEP END

After the loss of Allen Woody, Gov't Mule recorded a tribute called "The Deep End", inviting various bass players (and other musicians) to participate.
The response was overwhelming and Warren Haynes and Matt Abts released two albums from these sessions.
"The Deep End - Volume 1" got released in 2001 as a single CD album. There's also a version with a 4 track bonus disc.
"The Deep End - Volume 2" got released later in the same year. Also as a single CD album, plus a version with 4 (different) tracks on a bonus disc.
In 2002, both albums got compiled on a 2 CD set. The obvious choice however, is the 3 CD set version as the added bonus disc collects all 8 tracks from the previous extra discs.

Gary Lucas and Tony Levin guest on 'World Of Confusion' on Volume 2.



PINIOL IS TOURING


From the Dur Et Doux newsletter :

After releasing in April this year a fantastic first album Bran Coucou, PinioL is getting ready for Europe! They will cross Germany, Czech Republic, and France in the upcoming weeks.

On stage, PinioL are two bass/drum/guitar trios, one on stage left and the other on stage right, separated, or maybe linked, by a keyboard player, the central and converging point. All these elements put together give an impression of strangeness: Are we seeing double? Maybe yes, maybe no, but definitely, that state of uncertainty is an invitation to lose your senses and surrender.

10.10 LYON - Jack Jack, FR
14.10 MÜNICH - Glockenbachwerkstatt, DE
15.10 PRAGUE - Underdogs, CZ
16.10 PILSEN - Mistni Borci, CZ
17.10 JENA - Kassablanca, DE
18.10 HAMBOURG - MS Stubnitz, DE
19.10 BREMEN - Güterbahnhof Tor 9, DE
20.10 HOFHEIM - Jazzkeller, DE
27.10 LILLE - La Malterie, FR
29.11 NANTES - Scène Michelet, FR
30.11 CAEN - La demeurée, FR
16.02 HAARLEM - Complexity fest, NL
16.05 COURNON - Baie des singes, FR


The band played at Zappanale, last July.
Unfortunately, in the middle of the night...


PHOENICIAN DRIVE - PHOENICIAN DRIVE


One of my favorite bands at the moment : Phoenician Drive.
Haven't seen them live (yet), but the two 12" records that they released have made a big impression.

Yesterday, their first album got released. Vinyl and download.
Expectations are met.
Top !

At the crossroads of Middle Eastern, North-African and Mediterranean musical traditions and psychedelic rock, Phoenician Drive is a six piece band born in Brussels' cultural maelstrom. Making drums and fuzzy guitars meet with oud and Eastern percussions.


Thanks again to Philippe who pointed me in their direction.


ADRIAN BELEW LIVE WEBCAST


Adrian Belew started his career playing with Frank Zappa. Later, he toured and recorded with David Bowie and with King Crimson, just to name two.

Here's Adrian Belew's Live Webcast, recorded at The Iridium on June 7, 2018

http://theiridium.com/live/adrianbelew2018.html

You've got to fastforward for about 4 hours to get to the show, but it works !


NEW ALBUM BY TIM MORSE


From Glass Onyon PR

Tim Morse began his instrument instruction at a young age and started composing immediately upon picking up the guitar. He later moved onto the piano and studied as a music composition major, writing extended pieces such as a string quartet and two piano sonatas. During this time Tim performed with various rock and fusion bands and played on many recording sessions. Tim's first album of original music was entitled “Transformation” and was released in 2005. The album was well received by the Progressive Rock community and recognized as an original voice, in the tradition of Yes and Genesis, yet recorded and performed with a modern edge.

His second album “Faithscience” was released in 2012 and musically it picked up where “Transformation” left off, continuing to explore the best of Progressive Rock. In addition to this release Tim became a member of the Jerry Jennings band and formed The Mangoes with Bret Bingham. The Mangoes released their debut album in 2014 and it was embraced for its pop sensibility and quirky humor.

Tim Morse is also a published author and his book “Yesstories” has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide. His book “Classic Rock Stories” was published by the St. Martin's Press and was featured on the Howard Stern show. He has also written for music magazines over the years including Mix, Guitar World, Keyboard and Bass Player.

“Tim Morse III” will be released on CD and digital download on October 22, 2018 by Cymbalick Music. There will be a limited edition vinyl LP release of the album in January 2019. Plans for live performances in support of the new album release are in the works.

In closing Tim has this message for listeners: “I'm always grateful when anyone takes the time to listen to my music, whether they loved it or were critical of it. In this modern age of endless distractions it is a lovely thing when someone will truly listen to music.”


Friday, October 12, 2018

FRANK ZAPPA - L'UN ET LE MULTIPLE


This French book got published about a year ago, in December 2017, as a project of the University of Rouen.
Directed / compiled by Juliette Boisnel and Pierre Albert Castanet, this 300-page volume presents contributions by various musicologists, composers and musicians that talk about one or multiple facets of composer, chef d'orchestra, filmmaker,... Frank Zappa.
Not always easy if French isn't your native language but it's fun to read and very informative.

Recommended !


Thursday, October 11, 2018

THE KENEALLIST

Mike Keneally's newsletter says :

THINGS OF THE ROAD

5:35 am

Hey pals :9D

Generally I am not up this early typing, but I'm enjoying the lingering effects of powerful jetlag, after an incredible 10 days in Wales working on the next Devin Townsend album, Empath. You'll hear the results in March 2019 when the album is released, at which time I'll get more into it, but for now I simply express my gratitude at being a part of this project: I'm freaking grateful! (And I'll briefly add: Devin astonishes me.
Completely. This music is absolutely breathtaking.)

Now I'd like to tell you what this month of October has to offer, for those of you in the vicinity of LA. If you're not in the vicinity of LA, you still have time to get there.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19
MIKE KENEALLY and BEER FOR DOLPHINS
with DISREPUTABLE FEW
and ZOLOMON
at
FAIS DO-DO
5253 W. ADAMS BLVD.

This is a brand new room for us, and we'll be playing for a lot of new people, more of a Dead/jam-type scene than we normally play for, and I'm very excited about lattice-working our energy into this particular vibe. Like, REALLY excited. This will be the quintet BFD with Beller, Travers, Musallam and Peters and we will be playing one long set starting at 11:05. Zolomon starts at 8:25, with Disreputable Few at 9:45.

An entirely fantastic way for you to kick off your weekend.
Join us all, please!


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
MK'S HALLOWEEN BASS PARTY
at
THE BAKED POTATO

So, Justin at the Potato offered us this night, and Beller is unavailable to do the gig, working hard on his upcoming solo opus. After thinking on it a bit I decided I definitely wanted to play at the Potato on the Saturday before Halloween – it should be nuts – but there wasn't time to work another bassist in on a full night of material.

I then came to a bold realization: I really wanted to play bass for this gig. I love playing bass and hardly ever do so publicly. So I will toughen up my low-end chops and we (me, Travers, Musallam and Peters) shall present a selection of my tunes with basslines I particularly enjoy – some of which I originally tracked in the studio - but never get to play live. Rick will take over the bass for some tunes so I can be excessive on guitar and keys as well.

In addition to my "bassist costume" for the night we will also deliver some Halloween-specific cover song action. No "Monster Mash" I promise. But SOMETHING relevant to the weekend's needs.

Two sets, as per Spud norm.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
MK as special guest with PET SHARK
For their CARNIVORE CRUISES album release show

I co-produced the upcoming Pet Shark album, a brilliant slab of searing instrumental rock (with one really epic vocal tune), and the night after I have my bass fun on Saturday, I'll be guesting with Pet Shark at their album release party playing tunes from the album. I'll be on keys and 2nd guitar. If you're not familiar with the Shark, now's the time - definitely come on out and be prepared for some friendly face-melting.


JOE SATRIANI BAND LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND INDIA – NOV/DEC

The touring for What Happens Next is not over yet, Satch heads! In fact, THIS is what happens next: gigs in Australia, New Zealand and India late this year. I've never been to India! I'm (as I rarely say without irony because it's not normally how I conduct myself linguistically but it's actually completely true) stoked!

Six dates in Australia, Nov. 24-Dec. 2. A gig in Auckland, NZ on Dec. 4. Then over to Pune, India for The Happiest Music Festival (how can anyone resist attending with a name like that?) Dec. 7-9.

THANKS Y'ALL

Between The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa tour, more Satriani dates, Devin stuff, and other things currently in the offing but still under concealment, 2019 is shaping up to be nuts. My gratitude for continued being-busy-ness is immense and I have great love for all people and circumstances which allow me to continue playing music for folks. Hooray!

-- Mike Keneally

UNHOLD

Unhold is

  • Thomas Tschuor • Guitar and Vocals
  • Miriam Wolf • Piano, Synths and Vocals
  • Reto Wittwer • Bass
  • Philipp Thöni • Guitar and Vocals
  • Daniel Fischer • Drums
Taken from the upcoming album, "Here Is The Blood" :




THE FIRST BAND FROM OUTER SPACE

After a couple of CDR's, The First Band From Outer Space (who are actually from Göteborg) released their first album in 2004 : "We're Only In It For The Spacerock".

With a name and an album title like that, I just had to check them out.


In the meantime, the band did put out two more albums : "Impressionable Sounds Of The Subsonic " (2006) and "The Guitar Is Mightier Than The Gun " (2009).