Hey you! Yes I’m talking to you. It’s time to get off your ass and start doing your weekend chores. Those jeans won’t fold themselves you know. I know, it’s a drab and there are better things to do. Alright, first read this then and get ready for some ass kicking! Continue reading
Tag Archives: blues
Dr. Dog – Critical Equation
Amazing as it is to be nostalgic for all those great 60s and 70s pop classics, here we are. There’s a band, Dr. Dog, whose sound directly echoes out that era but never becomes boring. Continue reading
The Magpie Salute – The Magpie Salute
Crowes turning into magpies, can it be done? You better read on if you want an answer to that question.
Sounds from the Dark Side top albums of 2017 (until now)
Time flies when you’re having fun so let’s saw 2017 into half… Continue reading
Scott H. Biram – The Bad Testament
Scott H. Biram is the “Dirty Ol’ One Man Band” of blues punk who has been releasing albums since 2000. In the past years he’s been rampaging around like he’s being possessed by an (un)holy spirit and has no intentions of quitting. On The Bad Testament the Texan folk troubadour continuous to examine his own tortured soul. Continue reading
Blues Pills – Lady in Gold
Blues Pills return with the long-awaited follow-up to their excellent debut album. But does Lady in Gold live up to the hype? Continue reading
[Live review] PJ Harvey – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Hi there! If you have been following us around lately you might remember that PJ Harvey most recent record got a mixed review here. It’s not that we don’t like Polly Jean anymore, on the contrary, we still think she is one of the best singer-songwriters around and couldn’t be happier she touched down in Amsterdam yesterday.
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
The tree of life of jazz grew strong from blues, swing, bebop to cool and branched out into various directions like funk, fusion and free jazz. Today it still stands tall. Adding something fresh to this one-hundred-year-plus history isn’t quite an easy task. However what is fresh? Something truly new and innovating or finding your place within this history by means of your own creative terms? Kamasi Washington chose the latter path and released a three-hour sprawl called The Epic which takes you deep into the heart of jazz.
Mark Knopfler – Tracker
The voice and guitar of Dire Straits, the label on the record proudly states, and you have to wonder if Mark Knopfler will ever truly get out from under that gargantuan shadow he himself cast all those years ago. My guess is he won’t, although I applause the man for trying. Tracker is his eight solo album, and it’s not bad. Not bad at all.
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
He looks kind of scary, just sitting there in a white suit with a skull painted face holding a guitar, smoking a pipe. C.W. Stoneking, is the self proclaimed ‘King of Hokum’ and with that title comes a bit of myth making. There no harm in that of course, however, what if lines between fake and real fade? For in Stoneking’s music this was always the case and it gets a new chapter with the recently released Gon’ Boogaloo. Continue reading