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September 25, 2017

Goldmine Magazine Fabulous Flip Sides In Memoriam – Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

On August 1, we lost Steppenwolf’s original keyboardist Goldy McJohn, who was with the band through 1974. We remember him now with a ‘70s flip side and quotes from Mister Zero of the Kings and Marty Jourard of the Motels. …

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Goldmine Magazine George Thorogood badass to the bone

George Thorogood makes a quick break from the “Rock Party,” as he goes it alone for the first time.

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Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise A walk in Catherland

Cather People. The New Yorker, Oct. 2, 2017.

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Goldmine Magazine “Everybody’s Feeling Groovy” – The Jordan Oakes Interview

by John M. Borack If there was ever to be such a thing as a Power Pop Hall of Fame, longtime music journalist Jordan Oakes would be a shoo-in for induction. The co-founder and publisher of the much loved and …

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Goldmine Magazine Wanda Jackson pledges collectibles and memorabilia

Wanda Jackson is giving fans a chance to purchase personalized collectibles and memorabilia with pre-order of her autobiography via PledgeMusic campaign.

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Ionarts Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: America! From “Maryland, My Maryland” To John Cage

…Harmonia Mundi has re-packaged American (-themed) music into seven CD sets, revealingly titled “AMERICA!”, of which the first three with two discs each cover classical music. The volume dedicated entirely to Gerswhin (vol.2) is the most satisfying, musically, and never more fun than when Michael Sheppard dives headlong into Earl Wild’s rollicking Porgy & Bess Fantasy arrangement. Frank Braley

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Jazzwise News

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One of the distinguishing marks of the London Jazz Cafe’s décor back in the halcyon days of the late 1990s was the acronymic command on the pillar in the centre of the room that was in full view of one and all – S.T.F.U. This incitation to silence, whose emphatically profane code was cracked by anybody who has had ever had cause to raise their voice so that a noisy neighbour would lower theirs, is no longer in place.

Yet it is sorely missed in the first part of this performance. Drummer Tony Allen makes a slow and easy start with his band. The music is mostly down tempo, the ambiance mellow, the themes subtle. At times you can’t hear a damn thing for the small talk coming from all corners of the venue. The disconnect between the music and the attitude of the audience brings back unsavoury memories of artists either berating punters, as was the case with Ray Barretto, or, more dramatically, storming offstage, like Patricia Barber. Relaxed character that he is, Allen is not about to throw any kind of tantrum, and chances are the 77-year-old drummer probably lived through much more testing circumstances as a member of Fela Kuti’s band in the 1960s and 1970s, times when life on the road in their native Nigeria and beyond could entail great disruption.

Having said that, Allen is decidedly not here in his capacity as one of the central architects of Fela’s Afrobeat, and this launch gig for his Blue Note debut The Source is very much a tribute to the founding fathers of jazz drumming, above all the hard-bop legend Art Blakey, who inspired him as a fledgling musician. Using a sextet, with double bass, trumpet, tenor sax and piano, makes the reference clear enough, but the twist is that there is an electric guitar instead of the expected third horn, and Indy Dibongue largely opts for sharp finger-picked phrases rather than dense chords. Overall the music has levity, which suits the mild, leisurely swing and sauntering horns, yet compounds the problems for those who’ve come to listen.

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It is only when Jean-Philippe Dary burns into an organ solo on a very tasty reprise of Bobby Timmons’ ‘Moanin”, one of Blakey’s most enduring signature pieces, that the band ratchets up a notch in terms of volume and attack. Suddenly the energy on stage syncs up with the bustle off it. That’s when the performance begins in earnest. More bite can be heard in some of Yann Jankielewicz’s arrangements and the soloing from double-bassist Mathias Allamane in particular stirs meatier funk into the mix, which Allen matches with his effortlessly spring-loaded snare and hi-hat, their skipping patterns drawing a hearty response from those more than ready to loosen limbs. Therein lies the irony of the evening. The premise of the music is that Allen reveals another side of his musical character that requires as much a focused ear as it does a set of sidewinder hips, and, though the two are hardly incompatible, it is the latter that wills out on this occasion, which makes perfect sense, given the irresistibility of Allen’s groove. Hearing this music when sat at Ronnie Scott’s would be fascinating, for the change in ambience as well as, probably, the audience demographic. The evening ends with a chic cheer, in any case. Most members of the faithful have no hesitation in obeying Dary’s order to ‘make some noise’. Some crack a wry smile.

– Kevin Le Gendre

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Richer Unsigned Richer Unsigned Session – August

Our latest Richer Unsigned Sessiont went down on Sept. 7, 2017 with two more incredible acts gracing Cambridge Audio’s Melomania event space. As frequent readers of the blog will know, we choose our Unsigned Session acts from our monthly playlists, curated by guests the likes of Q Magazine and BBC 1’s Alice Levine. This time around, however, August’s bank holiday allowed us a unique chance to choose artists from not one but two playlists!

First up was FONX, the latest project from London-based musician Corey Fox-Fardell, who appeared on August’s ‘Best of’ playlist, curated by Reload Sessions. Having written and performed music in the past under a few different monikers, Corey is using FONX as a fresh start, with his first single “Hit Me Hard” landing on our August playlist. Coming from an artistic and musical family (dad is a professional singer, mum is a professional dancer), it’s no surprise that he’s got a knack for both melody and rhythm, describing his sound in his own words as “R&B pop, infused with jazz and soul, with some electronic elements”. In a live setting, FONX enlists friends to accompany him on stage, adding a collaborative element to the project. For our Unsigned Session, FONX was joined by his longtime friend; drummer and percussionist Elliot Agdomar.

The two met several years back while attending The BRIT school and remained close, both as friends and collaborators. Their chemistry was instantly apparent as they took the stage, and for just two performers, they really brought the house down! You can catch FONX at one his upcoming London gigs, and keep an ear out for his next single he tells us should be out in late October:

Next up was Bloom, a four-piece band from Brighton that appears on our ‘Best of September’ playlist, as chosen by Karousel Music. Singer and guitarist/keyboardist Emily moved from Scotland to go to college in Brighton where she met Megan, who also handles vocal duties on top of playing synthesizers in the band. Performing and writing for a number of years in various projects, it wasn’t until drummer Gruff and bassist Scottie joined the fold that Bloom was fully realized about two years ago, with the band releasing their first album What Is Life in October 2016. The band lovingly describes their sound as “cosmic pop” (Megan assures us that the next record will be “double cosmic”), and after hearing their ethereal harmonies entwined amidst bright synthesizers whirling around the Melomania space, we think that’s a perfect description! The band is finishing up their next single “The Ground” – which we got an exclusive sneak peek at – and then jumping feet first into the studio to start writing their next full-length album:

So what do the artists think of Richer Unsigned, and the platform we provide to both emerging and established artists?

“I think it’s amazing, especially being non-profit and at no cost for artists, because there’s not many opportunities out there for artists that are unsigned to get out there and play, so this is great”, said FONX, adding that he thought our Spotify playlists being on in all 53 of our stores nation-wide added massive benefit of exposure for new artists.

Bloom’s co-vocalist Meagan added, “It’s a lovely thing to do. We’ve been making DIY music for years, and it’s so nice to have a reputable ally who knows audio like Richer Sounds, to work with in the music industry.”

 

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Richer Unsigned Artist Of The Week – Thomas Brothers

Auckland, New Zealand’s Thomas Brothers are this week’s Artist Of The Week! This group of four brothers blend together rock and pop to weave catchy tracks you can’t help but groove to (the boys are no slouches when it come to writing ballads either). Fans of Coldplay, 21 Pilots, and Walk The Moon should definitely give Thomas Brothers a listen! Our choice track “I Need To Get Home” adds a dash of EDM flavour into the mix to take their sound to the dance floor:

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