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Black String Play a Riveting, Hauntingly Epic, Sold-Out Show in Queens

Source: New York Music Daily

Last night at Flushing Town Hall, four-piece Seoul band Black String left a sold-out crowd awestruck and blown away with a vast, oceanic, often thunderingly intense set of darkly picturesque, suspensefully and often plaintively shifting themes that transcended any kind of label. The four-piece group improvise a lot, but they’re not a jamband, at least in the hippie sense of the word. They can rock as hard as any group alive, but they’re not a rock band per se. Although traditional Korean themes are central to much of their music, their striking riffs and hypnotically pulsing, kaleidoscopic waves of sound ...

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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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Ward White’s As Consolation: Best Rock Record of 2017

Source: New York Music Daily

Ward White’s album Bob topped the list of best releases of 2013 here. So it’s hardly a surprise that his latest album As Consolation is by far the best rock record released this year. Most artists who play loud, troubling, psychedelic music usually get quieter and more pensive as the years go by. but since the early zeros, White has gone in the opposite direction.

The new album – streaming at Bandcamp –  isn’t quite as surreal as Bob, but Bob is unlike any other record ever made, a disjointed whirlwind murder mystery psychedelic lit-rock suite. Its closest comparisons ...

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Amanda Palmer takes on Trump in video for Pink Floyd cover, playing NYE in NYC

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Amanda Palmer and frequent collaborator Jherek Bischoff have released a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Mother,” along with a powerful music video. Amanda also plays a New Year’s Eve show in NYC.

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David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

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David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii
David Gilmour
Live at Pompeii
(Columbia)

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

Live at Pompeii is a new live album (there’s accompanying DVD too) from former Pink Floydian David Gilmour. Gilmour brought his 2015-16 tour to this historic Italian venue where Pink Floyd actually played 45 years ago for their Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (though for that documentary their wasn’t an audience in attendance save for the band’s film crew and roadies).

Opening with the sweet guitar bends of  “5 A.M,” into the acoustic jangle of the Parisian-tinged (complete with João Mello’s saxophone leading) “Faces Of Stone,” Gilmour starts off with stuff from his most ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Florist at Boot & Saddle, Baby and Shylow at Kung Fu Necktie, Philly Loves Animals at World Cafe Live

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Florist at Boot & Saddle, Baby and Shylow at Kung Fu Necktie, Philly Loves Animals at World Cafe Live

Florist | photo via florist.bandcamp.com

Synth-folk outfit Florist released their soft and beautiful LP If Blue Could Be Happiness last month, and its intricate and gentle songs are the perfect soundtrack for a cozy fall night at Boot & Saddle. With Philly locals Hello Shark and Yowler (who are playing their first-ever full band set) opening the show, it’s a full lineup of introspective and contemplative sounds. Listen to the delicate “Blue Mountain Road” below, and find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Philly acoustic duo Baby & Shylow open up the Bette ...

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William Patrick Corgan played 2 nights @ Murmrr Theatre (pics, video, setlists)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Smashing Pumpkins’ William Patrick Corgan (as he wishes to be called now) began his solo acoustic tour with two shows at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre over the weekend. Both nights featured two sets: first playing new solo album Ogilala as well as a cover of “If I Were a Carpenter”; and then returning for a second, career-spanning set heavy on Smashing Pumpkins songs (including deep cuts and rarities), plus a few Zwan songs as well as some more covers…

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Revisiting a Macabre Psychedelic Masterpiece by the Black Lesbian Fishermen

Source: New York Music Daily

Today’s album for Halloween Month is the creepy, strangely titled 2015 art-rock suite Ectopic Apiary, by the Black Lesbian Fishermen. This masterpiece of slowly crescendoing, crepsucular psychedelic rock – and spinoff of the similarly eerie Gray Field Recordings – is streaming at the Cryptanthus Bandcamp page.

Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Alan Trench joins forces with fellow multi-instrumentalist R. Loftiss, guitarists Nikos Fokas and Stratis Sgourelis here. Two of the tracks are live; both are epic. The first, Lignite Light is a gentle, pastoral psych-folk nocturne, guitars wafting and gently jangling in a dusky milieu lowlit by quietly resonant wood flute. As ...

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interview with Gavin Elder, director of ‘David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii’ (in theaters this week)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

‘David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii’ screens in 2000 theaters worldwide on September 13, and will be on home video later this month.

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Roger Waters addressed 9/11 anniversary @ 1st Barclays show (pics, setlist, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In other news My Morning Jacket’s Ben Koster has temporarily joined Roger’s band on keyboards. Roger Waters plays Barclays Center again tonight as part of his “Us + Them” tour.

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80s Psychedelic Guitar Legend Russ Tolman Makes a Rare Stop in Brooklyn

Source: New York Music Daily

Russ Tolman was the leader of one of the 80s’ most legendary guitar bands, True West. Though never as famous as their pals the Dream Syndicate – Tolman and Steve Wynn were in the equally legendary Suspects, and Wynn contributed some gloriously savage lead guitar to True West’s cover of Pink Floyd’s Lucifer Sam – Tolman’s songwriting was no less brilliant. And True West were every bit as incendiary live, fellow Telecaster player Richard McGrath dueling it out onstage with Tolman night after night. The band’s first two albums, Hollywood Holiday and Drifters are iconic: with its brooding layers ...

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Staring at the Sun: a Solar Eclipse playlist

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From Bonnie Tyler to The Knife, from Iron Maiden to TV on the Radio, we offer a soundtrack to today’s very rare celestial event.

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Algiers’ Enigmatic New Album Looks at Current Day Perils Through a Glass, Darkly

Source: New York Music Daily

Algiers are one of the world’s most individualistic, relevant bands. Their 2014 debut album was a grim, confrontational mashup of oldschool soul, new wave and postrock, with a fiery populist, anti-racist sensibility. Their latest release, The Underside of Power – streaming at Spotify – is more Sandinista than London Calling . It’s a jaggedly interconnected suits that owes as much to the 80s film scores of Brad Fiedel and RZA’s lavish 90s Wu-Tang Clan sample collages than it does to rock or soul music. Informed by the Black Lives Matter movement, hip-hop, oldschool gospel and Albert Camus, it demands repeated ...

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new Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side’ era memoir on the way

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Packed with rare and unseen pics and unbelievably intimate commentary on the state of Floyd at such a pivotal time in their career, the book follows journeys with Roger and Pink Floyd in 1974 and 1975, first with Roger in Greece, and then on the band’s Dark Side of the Moon tour.

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Michael Stipe “stands with” Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn’t)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The R.E.M. frontman says: “I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let’s hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution.”

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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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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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Roger Waters began two-night stand at LA’s Staples Center (pics, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Roger Waters is currently on his “Us+Them” Tour in support of his new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want. Last night’s LA show included songs from that album, Pink Floyd classics, and tons of anti-Trump imagery…

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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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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?Roger Waters
Is This the Life We Really Want?
(Columbia Records)

Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

It has taken nearly a quarter of a century for Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters to give us Is This the Life We Really Want? Was it worth the wait?

“When We Were Young,” a layered spoken piece opens into the sardonic “Déjà Vu” revealing an acoustic/piano/orchestra mix reminiscent of Waters’ last Floyd album, The Final Cut.

“Picture That,” is the first real rocker, trading strings for swirling synth leads, with flumping bass and drummer, Joey Waronker’s laid back beat. The title track begins with a Trump “I ...

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album
1959 – Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe.”
1964 – The Zombies record “She’s Not There.”
1965 – The Supremes become the first group to score a fifth consecutive US #1 single when “Back In My Arms Again” goes to the top of the charts.
1966 – Pink Floyd’s future co-manager Peter Jenner sees the band perform for the first time at The Marquee Club in London.The band goes on to sign a contract with Jenner and Andrew King on October ...

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Roger Waters’ new LP ‘Is This the Life We Really Want’: a review by Pink Floyd’s biggest fan

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“If this were to end up the final Roger Waters album, it would not only serve as a blazing final word, but with its nods to his past musical exploits, it’d wrap up his recorded career perfectly.”

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Roger Waters’ “US+Them” tour underway (pics ++ setlists from Kansas City & Louisville)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Roger Waters’ new tour is a spectacle of sight and sound (and nearly 20 Pink Floyd songs), with a band includes Jess & Holly of Lucius, Jonathan Wilson, and Beck drummer Joey Waronker. The tour hits the East Coast this fall.

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