Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project

My dear friend and collaborator, singing violist Wendy Richman has undertaken a campaign to fund her first solo album, vox*viola. Consisting of pieces for singing violist by Lou Bunk, Christian Carey, Jason Eckardt, Stephen Gorbos, Jose-Luis Hurtado, Everette Minchew, Arlene Sierra, David Smooke, and Ken Ueno, the recording will be released via ICE’s TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings.  Wendy first premieredContinue reading “Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project”

The Chieftains: “The Foggy Dew” (SoundCloud)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Today my parents would have been married 49 years. We miss Dad, especially on this day. He loved the Chieftains more than most music, so I’m sharing one of their best recordings below, courtesy of Soundcloud.

WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)

The band WHY?’s latest LP, Moh Lean, came out this past Friday on Joyful Noise. WHY?’s first release in four years, it supplies a shot of optimism during times that surely need it. Upcoming Tour Dates: 03/16 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater 03/17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 03/18 – Minneapolis, MNContinue reading “WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)”

Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)

Temples’s album Volcano is out March 3rd via Fat Possum Records. Check out lead-off track “Certainty” below. They are also extensively touring (dates below). TEMPLES TOUR DATES: (new shows in bold) Wed. Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel * Fri. Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * Sat. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’sContinue reading “Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)”

Tobin Sprout: “Future Boy/Man of Tomorrow”

Tobin Sprout’s sixth solo LP, A Walk Across the Human Bridge, will be released on January 27th via Burger Records. Filled with compact rockers and ballads, it packs a passel of memorable tunes and catchy hooks. Below is a teaser track, “Future Boy/Man of Tomorrow.”

RIP Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

  Singer, songwriter, poet, and mystic Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82. His last recording, You Want it Darker, was released on October 21st. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Selected Poems, Leonard Cohen.

Rayon: “A Beat of Silence” (Soundcloud)

Notwist singer/guitarist Markus Acher displays his skills as sound sculptor on his upcoming album A Beat of Silence (out 11/11 via Morr Music). You can stream the title track below via the Soundcloud embed.