August 31, 2016

John Cale: performing @ Beyeler Museum in Basel

John Cale will perform at the Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland on Oktober 22.

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Gov't Mule: "Just Got Paid" video

Watch the new animated Gov't Mule for their cover of ZZ Top's Just Got Paid. It's a track from their archvial release The Tel-Star Sessions. The album contains ten early demos recorded by the original lineup (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts and Allen Woody) of the blues rock trio in 1994.


Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys: stream "'Izabella" from "Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69"

Stream Izabella from the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix album Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69.

The tapes of all four Fillmore shows have been making the rounds among collectors for decades, but Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 is supposed to have superior sound and the original running order of the set is restored. Hendrix engineer Eddy Kramer restored his original tapes. At long last an official document of that memorable night.

Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 will be released on CD, two-LP 180 gram vinyl, high resolution SACD and digitally on September 30.


August 30, 2016

Ike Willis & ZAPPATiKA featuring Jeff Hollie & Craig Twister Steward: Welcome to the Starlight Lounge

The Ike Willis & ZAPPATiKA European tour was a special one. They were joined by two Frank Zappa alumni: Jeff Hollie (sax) and Craig Twister Steward (harp). The new live album Welcome to the Starlight Lounge, recorded during shows in the UK and Germany, is a consolation for those who could not attend in person and a nice souvenir for those who did. The songs are served as one huge single continuous file, just like an actual concert. With the presence of Willis, Hollie and Steward three of the musicians of Joe's Garage were on hand, so it made sense that a sizeable slice of the show consisted of songs taken from one of Frank Zappa's finest albums.

Willis' voice is fine form and Steward's bluesy harp and Hollie's sax are spot on. Anglo-Dutch tribute band ZAPPATiKA are one of the top acts on the circuit, with guitar player Zap Mcinnes comes close to FZ's tone. Percussionist/synth player Hieronymus Bongo also takes care of the background vocals notes, drummer Diego Mocci is a master of any time signature that is put in from of him, Fred Händl's keyboards are playful and bass player Joep Oosterbaan is obviously an avid student of Scott Tunes.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium: full pro-shot set @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Watch pro-shot footage of The Claypool Lennon Delirium perform @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA - 2016/08/05.

  1. Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
  2. Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
  3. Breath of a Salesman
  4. Up on the Roof
  5. Boomerang Baby
  6. Mr. Wright
  7. In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson cover)
  8. Bubbles Burst
  9. Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)