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Chicano Batman, the Hottest Thing in Latin and Psychedelic Soul, Hit Central Park This Weekend

Source: New York Music Daily

Chicano Batman are the hottest thing in psychedelic soul right now – or maybe in all of soul music, for that matter. Over the course of their eclectic career, they’ve done everything from noir psychedelia to  LA lowrider grooves as well as  more tropical sounds. Their latest album Freedom Is Free – streaming at Bandcamp – is their most traditionally 60s soul-oriented, yet with the psychedelic touches they’re best known for. They’re the highlight of a triplebill this Satutday,  July 15 at around 5 PM at Central Park Summerstage. A generically dancey band open the afternoon at 3ish; popular 80s ...

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust

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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust
1962 – The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay, later to become David Bowie) make their live debut when they play at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1965 – Bob Dylan records “Like A Rolling Stone” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City in the sessions for the forthcoming Highway 61 Revisited album. Session musicians include Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on this track becomes one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.

1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California begins. The festival marks the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis ...

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Highlights from Monterey Pop, the Best Music Festival Ever

Source: Rock On Philly

The Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California was arguably the apex of the 1967 Summer of Love. Featuring some of the best live performances from the era’s most iconic performers, Monterey Pop was one of the first modern music festivals. I don’t think another festival has topped the music, spirit, and camaraderie of Monterey since (even Woodstock…); to say the attendees were lucky is a huge understatement.

Many of these performances have been immortalized (see: Jimi Hendrix and The Who), but it’s easy to overlook some when the festival was chockfull of amazing sets. Below are some ...

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Kiss The Sky and Heavy Cream Pay Tribute to Psychedelic Icons

Source: Rock On Philly

All images by Lauren Silvestri

As a millennial who has a deep love for classic rock, especially 60’s psychedelia, I often lament how I will never be able to see my rock heroes perform live. Thankfully, there are a plethora of tributes in the Philly area that celebrate the music of these iconic bands.

On Tuesday, May 31st at World Cafe Live, Kiss The Sky: The Jimi Hendrix RE-Experience and Heavy Cream: A Tribute to Cream celebrated the 50th anniversary of albums central to the psychedelic rock period: the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold as Love ...

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

1958 – Buddy Holly releases his first solo album.

1959 – Sixteen-year-old Jimi Hendrix makes his stage debut when he plays a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle (read more here).

 

1979 – George Harrison issues his self-titled, eighth album.

 

1984 – The Smiths release their self-titled, debut album.

 

1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduce their ice cream Phish Food, named after the band Phish.

 

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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Fishbone, Saul Williams & more played “Hendrix in Harlem” at The Apollo (pics, video, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience with a tribute on November 26 featuring Fishbone and a number of special guests including Ernie Isley, Saul Williams, Nona Hendryx, Liv Warfield, Gary Lucas, Alice Smith and 13-year-old School of Rock star Brandon “Taz” Niederauer…

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Radio Moscow’s Live in California – Best Heavy Psych Album of the Year

Source: New York Music Daily

Do you love Jimi Hendrix? Heavy psychedelic power trio Radio Moscow, San Diego’s best export since Karla Rose, are the closest approximation that those of us who missed the 60s will ever be able to see.

Guitarist Parker Griggs echoes Hendrix in the purest sense possible, faster than you can say “Frank Marino.” Hendrix was a noisy player, and so is this guy. He takes a whole bunch of ideas springboarded by Jimi – playing off a root note a full step below the octave; letting a phrase bleed out in a pool of hammer-ons, leaving the natural ...

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases The Man Who Sold The World, The Last Waltz premieres

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases The Man Who Sold The World, The Last Waltz premieres

1957 – Jackie Wilson makes his US chart debut with “Reet Petite.”

1965 – The Beatles record “What Goes On.”

1967 – Pink Floyd makes their US live debut at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, California. They share the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company and singer/songwriter Richie Havens.

1968 – In Providence RI, Cream perform their last US concert.

1970 – David Bowie releases his third studio album. The Man Who Sold the World features the nucleus of what becomes the Spiders from Mars backing band.

1977 – Director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The ...

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This Day in Music History: Lennon & McCartney perform together for the first time, Rod Stewart joins Faces

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This Day in Music History: Lennon & McCartney perform together for the first time, Rod Stewart joins Faces

1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.

1957 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform together for the first time after McCartney joins Lennon’s band the Quarrymen. The show takes place at New Clubmoor Hall in their hometown of Liverpool, and Paul plays guitar.

1964 – Taking a day off from their British tour, The Beatles go into the studio and complete recording six album tracks and the A-side of their next single, “I Feel Fine.” They also finish “Eight Days a Week,” “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey,” ...

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This Day in Music History: George Harrison gets his first Beatles A-Side, David Bowie records “The Jean Genie”

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This Day in Music History: George Harrison gets his first Beatles A-Side, David Bowie records “The Jean Genie”

1964 – The Beatles record “Eight Days A Week.” They spend the evening at The Ad Lib Club in London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.

1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience record a session for BBC radio’s Top Gear. Stevie Wonder, who is also appearing on the show, jams with Hendrix.

1969 – For the first time in Beatles history, a George Harrison song gets an A side on the 45 “Something”/”Come Together.”

1972 – During sessions at RCA Studios in New York City, David Bowie records “The Jean Genie,” which becomes the lead single from his ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles’ first single is released, Led Zeppelin release III

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles’ first single is released, Led Zeppelin release III

1962 – Parlophone releases the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do.” The song gets its first radio spin that same day on Radio Luxembourg.

1966 – Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding play together for the first time, and just like that, The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms in London.

1970Led Zeppelin III is released in the US.

1975 – Original Wailers members Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer play together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert, which is a benefit organized by Stevie Wonder in Kingston, Jamaica.

1999 – After breaking up in ...

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Fishbone & more playing ‘Hendrix in Harlem’ celebration at The Apollo; unreleased Hendrix live LP out this week

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jimi Hendrix and Harlem’s The Apollo go back a long way. He won Amateur Night in 1964, and made additional appearances at the Apollo as guitarist for such acts as…

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This Day in Music History: Jackie Wilson performs for the last time, Rush releases All The World’s A Stage

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This Day in Music History: Jackie Wilson performs for the last time, Rush releases All The World’s A Stage

1966 – Jimi Hendrix meets the final member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, bassist Noel Redding, when Redding unsuccessfully auditions for Eric Burdon’s new Animals lineup at the Birdland club in London.

1967 – The Rolling Stones formally split from longtime manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

1967 – Mickey Hart joins Grateful Dead as the band’s new drummer.

1973 – Grand Funk Railroad scores their first #1 record when “We’re An American Band” tops the Billboard Hot 100 on lead singer Mark Farner’s 25th birthday.

1975 – Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack and collapses in the middle of performing “Lonely ...

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This Day in Music History: Nirvana releases In Utero, R. E. M. call it quits

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This Day in Music History: Nirvana releases In Utero, R. E. M. call it quits

1962 – The Springfields’ “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” becomes the first British song to reach the top 20 on the US charts. Dusty Springfield goes on to have several more solo hits on her own.

1966 – Jimmy Hendrix changes his name to Jimi at the urging of his manager, Chas Chandler.

1968 – Janis Joplin announces her upcoming departure from Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1978 – “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” The first line of Earth, Wind & Fire’s song wasn’t written for any particular reason – it just sounded good.

1980...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

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This Day in Music History: The Beach  Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

1963 -The Beach Boys release their 3rd album, Surfer Girl.

1966 – Pete Quaife leaves the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.

1968 – The Beatles record “I Will.”

1970 – Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War at the London club Ronnie Scott’s two days before his death. It’s the last time he plays music.

1972 – Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.

1974 – Bob Dylan records “Meet Me In The Morning.”

1979 – The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ ...

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

1968 – Eric Clapton becomes the first famous musician outside of the Beatles to play on one of their songs when he records the guitar solo for “While Mu Guitar Gently Weeps.”

1970 – At the Isle of Fehmarn in Germany, Jimi Hendrix performs for the last time. He passes away 12 days later on September 18th.

1974 – The 101 All Stars featuring Joe Strummer make their debut at The Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London.

1982 – Peter Gabriel releases his 4th solo album, known by both the number and as Security.

1987 – Performing as the “Lynyrd ...

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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July 26 in Music History: Jimi Hendrix plays his last hometown show, The Clash release their self-titled album in the US

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July 26 in Music History: Jimi Hendrix plays his last hometown show, The Clash release their self-titled album in the US

1968 – The Jackson 5 sign a one-year contract with Motown Records.

1968 – The Rolling Stones album Beggar’s Banquet is scheduled for release, but withdrawn by their label (Decca) over concerns with the album cover, which shows a toilet covered in graffiti. The album is later released with a picture of an invitation on the cover.

1970 – Jimi Hendrix plays his home town of Seattle for the last time, at Sicks Stadium.

 

1976 – After endless touring and recording as well as various addictions tearing the band apart, Three Dog Night plays their last concert in San ...

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This Day in Music History: Bowie records David Live in Philadelphia, The Go Go’s release Beauty And The Beat

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This Day in Music History: Bowie records David Live in Philadelphia, The Go Go’s release Beauty And The Beat

1954 – Producer Sam Phillips takes an acetate recording of Elvis Presley’s debut single, “That’s All Right,” to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He plays the song just after 9.30pm, and calls pour in asking for it to be played 14 more times that evening. Elvis himself, who knew of the airplay in advance, hides out at a local movie show until Dewey tracks him down for a live radio interview that same night.

1958 – The first Gold record album presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is awarded to the soundtrack LP Oklahoma.

1967 ...

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