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Laurence Pike: Holy Spring

Read "Holy Spring" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Most artists in any medium have a need of sunlight, or at least the promise of it. Percussionist Laurence Pike is one third of Szun Waves, a jazzy crossover act whose emergence has been widely acclaimed. On his second solo album Pike is in thrall to spring, the harbinger of summer, though it feels as much ...

Anthem Of The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Anthem Of The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

In an essay dense with historical detail and rich in provocative allusions, Steve Silberman accurately and vividly recounts the sequence of events involved in the original production of the Grateful Dead's second studio album Anthem of the Sun. The writer recounts a herculean task, the comparable likes of which has resulted in this 50th Anniversary Deluxe ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD Guilty of Innocence through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. Guilty of Innocence features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe). Guilty of Innocence highlights include a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ornette Coleman / Bachir Attar / The Master Musicians of Jajouka: The Road to Jajouka

Read "The Road to Jajouka" reviewed by Chris May

Jazz has been mixing it up with traditional Moroccan music for almost fifty years. Pianist Randy Weston was a pioneer in the late 1960s, followed by saxophonist Ornette Coleman in the early 1970s. A modern successor to those early adventurers is Boston's Club D'Elf, which describes itself as a “Moroccan-dosed psychedelic dub and jazz collective." Club ...

Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 24

Read "Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 24" reviewed by Skip Heller

The plethora of available live Grateful Dead material might be a completist's delight, but it can make for a nightmare for the consumer who just wants a few really good discs. This was a truly multifaceted band, with every facet documented to the point of exhaustion (or even tedium, depending who you ask). At their rootsy ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mickey Hart Band | Lake Tahoe | Review

Mickey Hart Band | Lake Tahoe | Review

By Brennan Lagasse Mickey Hart Band :: 01.21.12 :: Crystal Bay Club :: Lake Tahoe, NV This winter season has been an unusual one in Lake Tahoe. Below average snowfall has made for a few unhappy campers in a place usually overflowing with positive energy. As luck would have it Saturday, January 21st was the first day of ...

NEWS: RADIO

Mickey Hart and George Lucas: The Skywalker Sessions

Mickey Hart and George Lucas: The Skywalker Sessions

THE FIRST IN A NEW SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour, Mickey Hart fans can tune in to the first in a series of videos featuring Mickey with director/filmmaker George Lucas telling stories of their work together, the importance of sound in film, and the power of music. "Episode One" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76

Read "Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76" reviewed by Doug Collette

Set to be supplanted in 2012 by a new sequence of concert recordings dubbed Dave's Picks (overseen by chief archivist David Lemieux), The Grateful Dead's Road Trips archive series ends in stellar fashion with a complete show (plus), capturing the iconic band at one of the highest performing plateaus of its career in one of its ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Renewed Tradition: Paul Winter Returns to NYC in December for Special Holiday Concerts

Renewed Tradition: Paul Winter Returns to NYC in December for Special Holiday Concerts

The Paul Winter Consort Performs Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on December 15, 16 & 17 Paul Winter Makes Metropolitan Museum Debut in Seasonal Duo Acoustic Program on December 6 New York, NY: Renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter, long known for his pioneering fusion of jazz, world music, and natural ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mickey Hart: Nov-Dec Tour

Mickey Hart: Nov-Dec Tour

FAN CLUB PRE-SALE AND VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW The Mickey Hart Band has announced a 14-date tour to kick off in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre on November 30. In August, Hart's new band debuted to packed houses in New York and San Francisco. The line up for Hart's new band features vocalists Crystal Monee ...