Monthly Archives: March 2011

John Zorn’s Masada Marathon 2011

March 30, 2011 8:00PM City Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC When I saw this event listed I figured there was no way I was going to be able to go.  I happened across a ticket giveaway contest from Relix magazine … Continue reading

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Now Playing

TsuShiMaMiRe – Giving Blood: Saw this all girl Japanese band live at SxSW a few years ago.  They’ve had some trouble getting records released in the US, but it looks like this one will be available stateside. Agalloch – Live … Continue reading

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Bryan Beller – Wednesday Night Live (2011, Onion Boy)

Have you ever watched Antiques Roadshow on PBS, it’s ok I won’t tell anyone I’m just using it to illustrate a point.  They appraise items that people find in their garages or attics based on the current market and demand … Continue reading

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Ten Iron Maiden Covers

Several years ago I was interviewing Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson and MeteorCity Records had given me a copy of their Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power to pass along to him.  Bruce scoffed at first saying … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Of Musical Nations Pt. 4

And now without further ado the final installment in my series attempting to provide Music for each Nation listed in They Might Be Giants’ seminal work, ‘The Alphabet Of Nations.’ Turkey: Uruguay: Viet Nam: West Xylophone: Yemen: Zimbabwe: Special thanks … Continue reading

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Frank Macchia – Son Of Folk Songs For Jazzers (2010, Cacophony, Inc.)

Quick, name your top five Jazz artists.  Easy enough right?  Now name your top five Jazz composers…ok so maybe that’s a little harder because maybe you don’t pay attention to who wrote what.  Now name your top five arrangers…I said … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Of Musical Nations Pt. 3

Norway: Oman: Pakistan: Qatar: Russia: Surinam:

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