Sometimes I hear a group that I am so instantly intrigued by that I immediately try to find out when they are playing near me. Then, as is equally often the case, I discover that not only are they playing near me very soon, but also at a venue that I love. Oh, and alsoContinue reading “#860 – NOT TiGHT by DOMi & JD BECK”
Monthly Archives: September 2022
#859 – RELAXER by alt-J
This is yet another artist that has been recommended to me by many people over the years that I just never really got around to listening to until pretty recently. And, like so many other artists on my newfound fandom list, I first started listening to them after seeing their set at Coachella. Funny howContinue reading “#859 – RELAXER by alt-J”
#858 – Cheers by The Wild Reeds
Since every band now has its own genre, I always enjoy it when one preemptively names their own genre. This group describes themselves as a “black metal sparkle folk” band, and I must say it’s worth a listen to find out what that means.
#857 – Dose Your Dreams by Fucked Up
Here’s another one whose album art, name and album title really threw me off the scent. So much more eclectic and interesting than expected.
#856 – Mezzanine by Massive Attack
I don’t know what I was expecting from these guys, but I guess with their name I thought it would be a lot heavier and angrier than it is. I never tire of being proven wrong, especially when it comes to music.
#855 – Eat the Light by Lotus
I wouldn’t call myself a newcomer to the jam scene necessarily, but my knowledge in that area has until recently been limited to a handful of prominent bands. It’s been fun discovering some of the up-and-comers and the new potential torch bearers of the next generation.
#854 – Views by Haruhisa Tanaka
As some of you might already know, I like to find new music through the curated playlists on Spotify. Today’s selection came from a playlist called Ambient Tokyo, which I highly recommend.
#853 – Ululu by Jesse Ed Davis
The Taj Mahal album from a few days ago featured some fantastic guitar work by this man, who was a prolific session player in Los Angeles from the 70s through his tragic death in the 80s.
#852 – Life by KNOWER
Here’s a really interesting LA-based duo that was recently recommended to me by some musician friends whose opinions I generally respect. And I suppose this supports that view of them.
#851 – self-titled by Taj Mahal
I read a great article about this album and how it inspired Duane Allman to focus on playing slide. You can definitely hear the influence when you compare The Allman Brothers version of “Statesboro Blues” with the Taj Mahal version. The guitarist featured on this album is Jesse Ed Davis, a legendary session player whoseContinue reading “#851 – self-titled by Taj Mahal”