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Jan 24 in Music History: Ferry Cross the Mersey premieres, Motown releases Michael Jackson’s debut solo album

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Jan 24 in Music History: Ferry Cross the Mersey premieres, Motown releases Michael Jackson’s debut solo album

1961 – Bob Dylan arrives in New York to begin his music career after dropping out of the University of Minnesota.

1962 – The Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein, who is to receive 25% of the band’s earnings. To prove his worth, he does not sign the contract until the following October.

1965 – Gerry and the Pacemakers’ first film, Ferry Cross The Mersey, premieres in the UK at the Liverpool Odeon Theater. It is the era’s only film document of the Merseybeat scene.

1969 – Jethro Tull play their first American show when they open ...

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tix on sale: ELO, Taylor Swift, Cornelius, Jethro Tull, OSHUN & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: Tove Lo, I’m With Her, Son Lux, Cigarettes After Sex, The Soul Rebels, Jessica Lee Mayfield, Baths, and more tickets on sale.

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Twistedly Hilarious Big Band Fun with Ed Palermo’s Reinventions of Psychedelic Rock Classics

Source: New York Music Daily

If you had the chops to rearrange the Move’s Open Up Said the World at the Door as blustery, quasi big band jazz, would you? Ed Palermo did. That he would know the song at all is impressive. It’s not even the best track on the legendary British band’s worst album. But it’s a twistedly delicious treat, part boogie blues and part Stravinsky. What does the Ed Palermo Big Band’s version sound like?

Bob Quaranta plays a very subtly altered version of Jeff Lynne’s introductory piano hook and then the band makes a scampering, brassy swing shuffle out of ...

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An Intimate Show with Art-Rock Guitar Legend Martin Barre

Source: New York Music Daily

by David Koral

I used to hold onto my concert ticket stubs, when such things existed. But if the nosebleed-red cardstock from the 1979 Jethro Tull show at Madison Square Garden is still around, it’s likely at the bottom of a landfill, keeping Staten Island warm. I couldn’t help thinking back to it prior to the show last Saturday night, when I overheard some longtime fan lament how it wasn’t right that Martin Barre, who had played large venues in the past, should now appear on such a small stage at the Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side. ...

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Martin Barre: Back to Steel

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

barreMartin Barre
Back to Steel
(self-released)

Best known as the guitarist for decades in Jethro Tull, Martin Barre has released another in his short line of brilliant solo works. Back to Steel features Mr. Barre playing guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, flute and keys, and writing almost all of the 15 songs on this album. Opening with the heavy, big riffs of the title track, we get Martin as dexterous as ever with a good foil in vocalist Dan Crisp and organist Patrick James Pearson. A wonderful lead issues forth from Barre on the love song “It’s Getting Better” showcasing one of ...

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State-of-the-Art Heavy Psychedelic Band Mondo Drag Bring Their Stoner Stomp to St. Vitus

Source: New York Music Daily

Oakland psychedelic band Mondo Drag’s second album – streaming at Bandcamp – is amazingly retro, yet completely in the here and now. As far as stoner art-rock goes, this stuff is state-of-the-art. It opens with a song titled Zephyr, which fades up with a galloping pulse, vocals back in the mix, John Gamino’s smoky Hammond organ front and center over the careening rhythm section of Zack Anderson’s trebly bass and drummer Cory Berry’s muted stampede. They wind it up with a guitar solo in tandem with the organ that wouldn’t be out of place on an classic Nektar album…or ...

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Adult Education: Jerry’s Back

Source: All Things Go

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A few years ago, I was the in-house ATG boomer blogger bringing out of my vaults what you might either still be enjoying (occasionally at least) or might have missed. I won’t say how old I am but I used to listen to the latest from The Beatles, Temps, Four Seasons, Dave Clark Five, etc. beamed to my little red two-transistor radio from WNEW and from Cousin Brucie (before he was pickled). You can consider me a possibly cool geezer – I’m listening to Bastille, HAIM and Kishi Baski these days (though also a sucker for Coldplay). To begin again, ...

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The White Kites Aren’t Missing Anything, Psychedelically Speaking

Source: New York Music Daily

Imagine if Ian Anderson had a thing for psychedelic pop music instead of heavy blues. That’s what Warsaw-based band the White Kites evoke. Pawel Betley’s pretty much omnipresent flute in tandem with Jakub Lenarczyk’s keyboards gives their album Missing a period-perfect 1968 feel. If the idea of a mashup of the Pretty Things and early Jethro Tull doesn’t scare you off, you’ll love this band. Their sound is retro in every possible way: they absolutely nail their vintage melodic tropes, keyboard and amp settings. Much as this album is all about catchy hooks, there’s a trippy undercurrent that sometimes takes ...

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Dinosaurs Still Roam the Earth, Less Dangerous But Still Interesting

Source: New York Music Daily

“The crowd’s pretty undead,” a grey-ponytailed guy marveled to his friend, alluding to the surprising diversity, agewise, genderwise (lots of older couples out on a date) and even ethnicwise, in the audience at the Beacon Theatre Friday night. “Would you like a Werther’s Original?” a friendly dude in a plaid shirt asked the pale black-clad guy next to him, a total stranger, who was making a halfhearted attempt to conceal that he was recording the concert. Behind them, a trio of Dallas Cowboys fans were bemoaning their team’s fortunes in thick Long Island accents. These are a small sample of ...

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