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Brian Woodbury To Release “Rhapsody & Filigree” the 4th and Final Volume of the “Anthems & Antithets” Series

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Brian Woodbury To Release Rhapsody & Filigree, the 4th and Final Volume of the Anthems & Antithets Series

Not since… the wondrous works of young Brian Wilson… have I heard sound of this romantic design. Indispensable.” – Van Dyke Parks

Brian Woodbury will be releasing Rhapsody & Filigree, the 4th and Final Volume of the Anthems & Antithets series on July 25th. Brian Woodbury is a songwriter who straddles the avant/pop/theater/comedy divide. His eclecticism ranges from writing Disney cartoon themes and children’s TV songs, to experimental jazz big band, to arranging 1960s Bollywood covers, to a country anthem about marriage equality and Tom Lehrer-esque comedy songs. He has released eleven albums, including the current 4-volume Anthems & Antithets. He creates music videos for his songs, most recently “Gimme Some of That Old Time Prog,” a spot-on sendup of prog rock. His songs have been sung by Nathan Lane, Lisa Loeb, Terre Roche & David Yazbek.

Van Dyke Parks has said of Brian’s music, “Not since… the wondrous works of young Brian Wilson… have I heard sound of this romantic design. Indispensable.” Brian Woodbury has been described as “… a multi-talented musician, bordering on genius. …He should be up there with Zappa and Beefheart,” BBC Radio 3, Mixing It, and as “a consummate writer of instantly memorable pop tunes,” All Music Guide

Says Brian, “Anthems & Antithets is a series of 4 double albums I’ve made during the pandemic, each one in its own musical mood: comic, confessional, political and arty. Rhapsody & Filigree is the 4th Volume in the series, and the culmination of the project.

Rhapsody & Filigree is expansive, fancy and fanciful – with a wide variety of arty, experimental kinds of pop songwriting, both musically and in subject matter. An emphasis on melody and beauty. The assumption is we’re all educated adults here. I always try to write songs about the things nobody writes songs about. For this album, even more so.

“On this album, I condense large forms into smaller ones. For instance, the rock opera ‘Theseus Rex’ where Theseus is the bastard son of Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. Inspired by early Genesis and prog rock concept albums, this rock opera lasts just over 9 minutes, but it has a sweeping cinematic scope and it tells a tragic story. Another example is the ‘Brief Mass,’ a full setting of the Latin Mass in just over 7 minutes.

“I also love miniatures, like ‘When Byron Swam,’ a song about the elusive nature of artistic achievement. (“Did Lord Byron swim the Dardanelles or was it the Bosphorus?”) Or ‘The Honorable Mention’ where a Hollywood award show nominee rehearses his acceptance speech.”

Here’s what the press has said about the music of Brian Woodbury:

Now it’s official – Brian Woodbury is a multi-talented musician, bordering on genius. …he should be up there with Zappa and Beefheart.” – BBC Radio 3 Mixing It

“…An extraordinary confection. Surprise your dinner guests; flummox the music anoraks; and enjoy.” – John Bungey, The Times (London)

A cleverly lyrical, deviously funny kitchen-sink songwriter.” – New York Daily News

An authentic pop gem that lovers of XTC and the like should absolutely not miss.” – Ondarock (Italy)

Brian Woodbury is a particularly beautiful example of a maverick in the mainstream and double agent in the pop industry.” – Bad Alchemy (Germany)

“…alluring…. there is no way to classify what Woodbury and his Orchestra do…. There are other artists who blend styles, but none quite so seamlessly and with complete abandon as Woodbury. …Full of captivating melodies and rhythms…. Clever without being coy, this album is remarkable….” – All About Jazz

It’s one thing to have that exceptional ability to fuse humor and witty lyrics to great music – Zappa, 10cc, Ray Stevens, Weird Al come to mind – but it’s altogether something else to be able to do it while genre hopping all over the musical map with highly original material. Quirky, witty, artful and sometimes poignant, covering the pop and country spectrum.” – Expose

Says Brian, “I had the great opportunity of collaborating with dozens of unique artists on this album. One song ‘How Soon We Forget, How Long We Remember,’ a song about the evolution of culture, was constructed using a game of musical telephone, where a half-remembered musical theme was recreated and passed on to the next musician in the chain.

“Another collaboration came about when I found my music confused with the music of a different Brian Woodbury on all the streaming platforms. A situation apparently beyond the ability of the tech giants to solve. So I reached out to this other Brian Woodbury – a jazz trombonist – and we wrote a song about it. Called ‘The Other Brian Woodbury.’”

Brian concludes, “The overriding theme of the new CD is the future. Whereas Volume 2 is a wistful look at the past, and Volume 3 is an indictment of the injustices of the present, on the new album I tried to glimpse the future. To see what positive or at least non-dystopian outcomes we have to look forward to. Dystopia is an easy pose, but it shows an utter lack of imagination. In the face of climate change and authoritarianism, it’s a copout. There are solutions, and hints of better things to come. There will be a future.”

In support of the new releases, Brian is making music videos for the 18 songs on the new album, as well as continuing to make videos for songs from the other volumes of “Anthems & Antithets”. There are 20 music videos so far from the other volumes. And in a unique kind of tour, Brian will be doing a series of attentive listening parties at select music listening rooms in the US, UK & Europe.

Release date July 25th for both the new CD (Rhapsody & Filigree) and box set of all four volumes of the “Anthems & Antithets” project.

To purchase:
US & North America: https://brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com/album/rhapsody-filigree
UK & Europe: http://www.rermegacorp.com/

For more information:
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Female Rockabilly Pioneer LINDA GAIL LEWIS, Sister Of Rock Legend JERRY LEE LEWIS, Shares New Collection Of Early Recordings From The ‘60s & ‘70s!

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Female Rockabilly Pioneer LINDA GAIL LEWIS, Sister Of Rock Legend JERRY LEE LEWIS, Shares New Collection Of Early Recordings From The ‘60s & ‘70s!

Los Angeles, CA – At a time when most female artists were content with crooning sappy love songs for mainstream audiences, vocalist and pianist Linda Gail Lewis was following her own muse, singing rowdy and rousing versions of early rock classics like “C.C. Rider,” “Jim Dandy” and “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes).” The latter track might hint at what drove Lewis to blaze her own musical path as it is a duet with Lewis’s brother, well-known raconteur and rabble rouser Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis would go on to record several times with her brother but also branched out to record several solo albums throughout the years as well as a 2000 album with Van Morrison and, more recently, has appeared on albums by Robert Gordon and Ann-Margret!

But it’s Gail’s early tracks that truly showcase her historic importance as a pioneer of rockabilly music, and these tracks have now been collected on a brand-new compilation, entitled Early Sides 1963-1973, giving fans of vintage rock and rockabilly a chance to discover her unique talents. The audio has been completely remastered by guitar icon Danny B. Harvey who had this to say about the collection “It’s a well-known fact that from 1961 until the late ‘70s, Linda Gail Lewis sang and stood beside her big brother Jerry Lee Lewis, both onstage and in the studio. Not as well-known is during that time she also managed to record her own amazing solo singles in Memphis, Nashville and LA with legendary musicians & producers like Scotty Moore, Jerry Reed, Harold Bradley, Reggie Young & of course her brother backing her.”

Check out the collection’s lead-off track, a fantastic version of “C.C. Rider!”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/linda_gail_lewis_cc_rider

Early Sides 1963-1973 will be released worldwide July 15 on CD, vinyl and digital!

Pre-order the CD/vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=CLO2922&post_type=product

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TRACK LIST:
1. C.C. Rider
2. Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves)
3. Sittin’ And Thinkin’
4. Break Up The Party
5. Small Red Diary
6. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) feat. Jerry Lee Lewis
7. Jim Dandy
8. Who Will Be The Next One
9. My Heart Was The Last One To Know
10. Louisiana
11. Gather ‘Round Children
12. What Is Love
13. Before The Snow Flies feat. Jerry Lee Lewis
14. Working Girl
15. Smile, Somebody Loves You
16. Ivory Tower
17. I Wanna Be A Sensuous Woman
18. I Should Have Not Fallen In Love With You

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Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith Launches New Official Website!

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Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith Launches New Official Website!

June 2022 is the Official launch of Legendary Alice Cooper Group Drummer & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Neal Smith’s new Official Neal Smith website!

CHECK THE NEW WEBSITE OUT!!! www.nealsmithrocks.com

His site has an all new look, with all new features including Neal’s Classick Drummer Collection Store selling signed items from CD’s, over 25 photos, to his custom drumsticks.

CHECK THE STORE OUT!!! https://nealsmithrocks.com/store/

This launch also coincides with the June 2022 worldwide celebration of “School’s Out,” 50th “’GOLDEN” anniversary. “Thanks A Billion” to all of our families, friends and rockin’ Alice Cooper (group) fans around the world! You are all “Killer” and Neal “Love You All To Death”!!!

COMING SOON NEAL’S NEWEST ALBUM!!! “KILLSMITH GOES WEST”

For more information:
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An Evening Of Conversation with Robert Fripp and David Singleton North American Fall Tour 2022

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An Evening Of Conversation with Robert Fripp and David Singleton North American Fall Tour 2022

Robert Fripp is a founding member of King Crimson, contributor and collaborator with Brian Eno, David Bowie, Daryl Hall, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Posh Poppers Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, and a lot of other totally excellent people. Originating director of the Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle program. Since Covid and lockdown he has been kicking received opinion via social media with Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch.

David Singleton established DGM with Robert Fripp in 1993 and has reluctantly managed King Crimson since 2018. David is King Crimson’s producer and author of The Vicar Chronicles.

An endless stream of people ask Fripp burning questions, many of which are actually not even quite smoldering. In most cases they would be better answered by David Singleton. This is an opportunity to ask both Fripp and Singleton the questions that get them out of bed in the morning.

Where does Music come from? What does it take to survive the music business? When does the impossible become possible? Can Music change the world? Why did Fripp put on a tutu and dance to Swan Lake at the end of his garden?  Who is The Vicar?

Tour Dates:
September 16 – Toronto, ON – Royal (tickets)
September 17 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda (tickets)
September 18 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell (tickets)
September 19 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Theater (tickets)
September 21 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse (tickets)
September 22 – Boston, MA – City Winery (tickets)
September 23 – New York, NY – City Winery (tickets)
September 24 – Albany, NY – Swyer Room (tickets)
September 27 – Red Bank, NJ – The Vogel (tickets)
September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery (tickets)
September 30 – Washington, DC – City Winery (tickets)
October 1 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Live (tickets)
October 2 – Oakmont, PA – Oaks Theater (tickets)
October 5 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club (tickets)
October 8 – Milwaukee – Wilson Theater-Marcus Center (tickets)
October 9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery (tickets)

For more information: www.dgmlive.com

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Singer/Songwriter Mary Fahl Interprets Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Moody Blues, ELO and Others On New Solo Album “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head”

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Singer/Songwriter Mary Fahl Interprets Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Moody Blues, ELO and Others On New Solo Album “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head”

Released July 22, 2022!

In an effort to find some light and comfort during these challenging times, singer/songwriter Mary Fahl looks back to some of the essential music that has brought her sustenance and clarity by reinterpreting songs from her greatest inspirations … Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Moody Blues, ELO, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. For Mary, this is a tribute to the music that defined her as an artist.

With “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms” (Boston Globe), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project, a band known for their lush harmonies, sweeping melodies and Fahl’s unique and powerful vocals. After two records on Epic, the band disbanded, but Fahl had more freedom to pursue her own muse, whether that meant writing and recording songs for movies (including the theme for the Civil War epic “Gods and Generals”), singing arias and medieval Spanish songs for Sony Classical or releasing a unique album-length take on “Dark Side of the Moon.”

Fahl’s music has a timeless quality that she conveys with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that bridges the generational gap between Fairport Convention’s Sandy Denny and London Grammar’s Hannah Reid. Her elegant, cinematic songs have a hauntingly gothic romanticism that inspired renowned writer Anne Rice to portray Mary’s voice emanating from a dead woman’s room in her 2013 novel “The Wolves of Midwinter.”

Over the past few years, she’s been touring and recording on her own label, Rimar Records, and her recent releases have garnered awards including an Indie Acoustic Award for Best Live Album for “Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House” (filmed for PBS) and a 2020 Independent Music Award for her recent holiday album, “Winter Songs and Carols”. Her latest release, a Blu-ray 5.1 surround DVD, “From the Dark Side of the Moon,” brilliantly mixed by Bob Clearmountain, won the 2021 Immersive Album Audio Listener’s Choice award and was named “Immersive Album of the Year” by Life in Surround.

Now she returns with “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” a collection of songs that she calls “essential” to her development as an artist … “On top of all the madness that was happening in the world, I was grappling with the devastating loss of my mother and sister this past year and was feeling completely rootless. In an effort to find an anchor, a link to the past, a sense of home, I began to immerse myself in the comfort of music from my youth. These were such essential songs for me… like old friends… my musical home in many ways. I fell in love with each of them at the quintessential coming-of-age moment when music goes straight into your heart with no filter and these songs became part of my musical DNA… I learned to play guitar with several of them – especially the early Neil Young songs. Most of these covers come from the first albums I ever bought using one of those Columbia House ‘get 12 free albums for a $1’ mail order programs. I played these records endlessly… and the lyrics on many of these songs still have a powerful resonance for me.”

The challenge for me and my producer Mark Doyle was to make each of these songs our own while paying tribute to their original greatness…,” says Fahl, “Along with a standard hi-res audio version, we wanted to bring these classics into a new light by utilizing the latest audio technologies to reinterpret my favorite Pink Floyd, Neil Young, George Harrison, Richard Thompson, Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, ELO, Nick Drake, Judy Collins, and the Mamas and Papas songs in the brilliant, full immersive, high-resolution clarity of 5.1 surround.”

Mary further comments on her collaborator on this latest release, “Producer Mark Doyle and I first met around 2005 when he was the co-producer of ‘From the Dark Side of the Moon’ and he’s been my Music Director since 2013. Aside from the strings and drums, he played every instrument on this album. We recorded most of it at his home studio and a majority of the vocals are taken from the first time I auditioned these songs with Mark for the album… something I never would have done in my youth… but there’s something fresh, unstudied and unselfconscious about working that way. Mark has been essential to the process of helping me make these great songs my own without sacrificing the essence first captured by their original creators.”

Track List:

1) Can’t Get It Out of My Head (Electric Light Orchestra)
2) Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones)
3) Tuesday Afternoon (Moody Blues)
4) River Man (Nick Drake)
5) Got A Feelin’ (The Mama and the Papas)
6) Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Neil Young)
7) Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
8) Since You’ve Asked (Judy Collins)
9) Beware of Darkness (George Harrison)
10) The Great Valerio (Richard & Linda Thompson)

Here’s what the press has said about Mary Fahl:

With her unmatched contralto voice, a heartfelt piece of herself firmly attached to every song, and her bravery in tackling revered favorites (Dark Side of The Moon, where she brilliantly re-imagined the entirety of the 1973 holy classic), Mary Fahl gives everything to fans.” – MUSIC TAP

Mary Fahl’s striking voice with its wide range, rich, full-bodied amplitude and stately, formal tone, marks her as a first-rate smart-pop diva in the making. Fahl also has the artistic temperament and emotional radar to avoid the showy excesses of divadom.” – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Mary Fahl has a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms.” – BOSTON GLOBE

Fahl’s voice has a transcendent and beautiful tone” – THE CELEBRITY CAFE

One of the most distinctive voices in modern music has been singer Mary Fahl.  While we love the ‘ethereal girls’ on Echoes, Mary Fahl is a powerhouse singer whose roots are more Grace Slick and Sandy Denny than Elizabeth Fraser and Suzanne Vega.” – JOHN DILIBERTO-ECHOES

Mary Fahl is a diva in the best sense of the word. The former lead singer of October Project is a powerful, emotive vocalist who employs her wide range and dramatic flair in a way that never seems hammy or contrived.” – BILLBOARD

It is hard not to fall for this Mary and her soul-permeating pipes…” – THE PORTLAND PRESS

To listen: www.maryfahl.com/oomh/

To purchase:
http://www.maryfahl.com/store/
ITunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1625285028?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1625285028

MARY FAHL UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2022

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022 @8PM
SOILED DOVE (Solo)
Denver, CO
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022 @7:30PM
CITY WINERY NYC (full band) ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
New York, NY
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022 @8PM
CITY WINERY BOSTON
Boston, MA
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 @8PM
SELLERSVILLE THEATER (full band)
Sellersville, PA
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 @8PM
THE SCHOOLHOUSE/PARKER ARTS (solo)
Parker, CO
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 @8PM
FORT HILLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (full band)
Canandaigua, NY (Finger Lakes Region)
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022 @8PM
SPIRE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (full band)
Plymouth, MA
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022 @8PM
AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER (full band)
Auburn, NY
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022 @7:30 PM
THE CUTTING ROOM (CHRISTMAS SHOW) (full band)
New York, NY
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 @8PM
THE KATE (CHRISTMAS SHOW) (full band)
Old Saybrook, CT
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 @8PM
SELLERSVILLE THEATER (full band)
Sellersville, PA
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For more information:
https://www.maryfahl.com
https://twitter.com/MaryFahlMusic
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044794981066
https://www.instagram.com/maryfahlmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV6tdHcWfmXRRFIcPR3IK1w

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Celebrate WILLIAM SHATNER’s Historic Space Trip With A Commemorative 7” Vinyl!

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Celebrate WILLIAM SHATNER’s Historic Space Trip With A Commemorative 7” Vinyl!

Los Angeles, CA – Not many real life events can elicit chills from sci-fi fans but when William Shatner, who portrayed space captain James T. Kirk on the long-running sci-fi series Star Trek, was actually flown into space aboard the Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket, well, even the most cynical among us couldn’t help but feel a certain amount of astonished delight!

Now, fans of Mr. Shatner can celebrate that historic, out-of-this-world trip with a fun commemorative single! Shatner’s brilliant rendition of Elton John’s classic “Rocket Man” was originally released as a part of his 2011 solo album Seeking Major Tom. The track featured guitar work from influential Gong axeman Steve Hillage and recently has been newly mixed by producer Jürgen Engler. This new version is being released on both digital platforms as well as a limited edition 7” vinyl backed with Shatner’s version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity featuring Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night! Get your copy now before the Klingons destroy them all!

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/william_shatner_rocket_man

Order the 7”: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/william-shatner-rocket-man-limited-edition-silver-7-vinyl/

Track List:
SIDE A
Rocket Man feat. Steve Hillage

SIDE B
Space Oddity feat. Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night

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New Book “Pink Floyd – The Animals Tour – A Visual History” By Glenn Povey Now Available For Pre-order!

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New Book “Pink Floyd – The Animals Tour – A Visual History” By Glenn Povey Now Available For Pre-order!

Pink Floyd’s 10th studio album “Animals” was released almost 10 years on from their psychedelic debut that launched the band on to the world stage. But this release couldn’t be farther from “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” if you tried: It was a hard-hitting politically charged heavy rock album. Its three central pieces, “Pigs (Three Different Ones)”, “Dogs” and “Sheep” each extending to over 10 minutes each drew parallels with George Orwell’s dystopian nightmare “Animal Farm”. Its lyrics continued to project Roger Waters’ eternal themes of life’s struggles where the subservient masses are sheep controlled by tyrannical pigs and authoritarian dogs.

Recorded over the summer of 1976, in the space of time it took punk to both explode and promptly fizzle out, at their own Britannia Row studios in north London, it also marked a shift from their traditional base of EMI at Abbey Road. Arguably one of Pink Floyd’s least well recorded works it does however hold a fond place in many fans hearts and Animals has enjoyed a legacy – Roger Waters in particular reviving those tracks to shoehorn into his own politically charged live solo shows in recent years.

The corresponding tour through the first half of 1977 was also not without compromise and built on the stadium spectacular that had been successfully developed over the previous two years of touring. Creatively, there was no limit to their ambition as large-scale inflatable structures, screen films, special effects and state of the art sound reinforcement were utilized that enveloped the audience in an ever-increasing immersive experience. But, despite all this, as their fan base increased exponentially so too did the rowdy nature of the stadium environment which, coupled with band members personal issues, ultimately led to inter-band rifts and Roger Waters’ increasing intolerance of and disdain towards the adulation of the fans.

This all finally came to a spectacular head during their final show of the “Animals” tour in Montreal in July and the events that unfolded became the lynchpin of Waters’ vision of isolation and madness that eventually led to the creation of “The Wall” two years later.

“Pink Floyd – The Animals Tour – A Visual History” By Glenn Povey documents both the history of the recording of the album and the supporting tours which remains one of the most fascinating periods in Pink Floyd’s history.

To pre-order: https://www.musicglue.com/pink-floyd-glenn-povey-a-visual-tour/

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THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE ONE NIGHT ONLY! JULY 25 at OCEAN CITY MUSIC PIER, NJ

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THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE ONE NIGHT ONLY! JULY 25 at OCEAN CITY MUSIC PIER, NJ

Keeping All The Moody Blues Music Alive’

John Lodge – legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues is to bring his electrifying ‘Performs Classic Moody Blues’ show to the Ocean City Music Pier on July 25 as part of their Summer Concert Series.

Tickets on sale now at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/an-evening-with-the-moody-blues-ocean-city-new-jersey-07-25-2022/event/02005CB49C2E6AA2. Limited Edition VIP ‘add on’ merchandise packages also available https://tickets.onelivemedia.com/events/27501

Check out the tour promo video here! (https://youtu.be/X6Lr2SvoTkk)

Writer and vocalist of such mega Moody Blues hits “Ride My See-Saw”, “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)”, “Isn’t Life Strange”, “Gemini Dream”, “Steppin in a Slide Zone” and many many more. Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums, and also enjoys a successful solo career.

With the Moody Blues no longer touring, it’s John’s deeply held desire to continue to bring this music, the music he calls ‘the soundtrack of his life’ – as it is to so many – to the fans who have been on this journey with him for so many years. John and his band perform these classic songs with a new energy, whilst always remaining true to the Moody’s roots and the original iconic sound. They are unique in managing to bring a feeling of nostalgia to the room and the audience to their feet, with songs that are as relevant today as they were when first written and experienced.

As one critic wrote, ‘a brilliant night of classics from start to finish from this living Rock Legend!’, and as John says to the fans at the end of every show, ‘Thank you for Keeping the Faith’… and you can see he means it.  John’s show weaves his own Moodies hits together with special tributes to his bandmates from The Moody Blues, including a very special recording by the late Graeme Edge of his poem ‘Late Lament’.  Jon Davison of YES will be joining him on stage for ‘Nights in White Satin’.

The show is in support of his latest live album ‘The Royal Affair and After’ released in January this year to critical acclaim. The album was recorded live in Las Vegas on ‘The Royal Affair Tour’, in the Summer of 2019.

John’s mission statement is, after all, “I want to keep all the Moody Blues music alive!”

Joining John are his ‘10,000 Light Years Band’; Alan Hewitt (Music Director and Keyboards), Billy Ashbaugh (Drums), Duffy King (Guitars) and Jason Charboneau (Cello).

I’m delighted to be bringing my Moody Blues show to the Ocean City Music Pier as part of their Summer Concert Series!  I had a fabulous time on our March tour and on the Flower Power Cruise, and although we are working on dates for later in the year and next year, I was really happy to be asked to be part of this series.  I’ll be bringing my band, and we’ll be doing our full ‘Classic Moody Blues’ show with all my hits and tributes to all my bandmates. These songs really are the soundtrack of my life and I look forward to sharing them with fans, and perhaps even some not so familiar with the Moody Blues.” – John Lodge June 2022.

photo by Dana Grubb

John and his band will also be appearing on ‘The 70s Rock and Romance Cruise’ March 16 – 23, 2023, https://rockandromancecruise.com/lodgefan, and other dates are in the works for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. His live album, ‘The Royal Affair and After’ is available now everywhere.

The Royal Affair and After”
Track Listing (CD and Digital)
1. Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
2. Saved by the Music
3. Legend of a Mind
4. Sunset
5. Late Lament (with Graeme Edge)
6. Nights in White Satin (with Jon Davison)
7. Gemini Dream
8. Isn’t Life Strange
9. I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
10. Ride My See-Saw (with Jon Davison)

For further information:
https://www.johnlodge.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnlodgemusic/
https://twitter.com/johnlodgemusic
https://www.instagram.com/johnlodgemusic/
https://www.youtube.com/c/johnlodgemusic

Top photo by Frank Piercy

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Connecticut Cult Favorite Rock Ensemble The Neybas Release Fifth Album “Sunshine Hotel”

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Connecticut Cult Favorite Rock Ensemble The Neybas Release Fifth Album “Sunshine Hotel”

Connecticut rock band The Neybas (pronounced “nay-bahz”), a cult favorite in the northeast United States for decades, has just released their fifth album, “Sunshine Hotel.” The album’s collection of hook-laden songs spans multiple genres – from traditional and punkafunkadelic rock, to ska and reggae, seasoned with a dash of Caribbean, New Orleans and jam grooves. The lyrics provide snapshots of the people who work, meet, love – and stay – at the Sunshine Hotel.

The Neybas’ music is organic, energetic, and danceable, with good-vibes and echoes of the late 60s and early 70s. They have won multiple readers’ polls including “Best Original Music,” and “Best Live Performance,” among others. Over the years, the Neybas have played live with the Georgia Satellites, Joan Osborne, Great White, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Ratt, Everything, Poison, Universal Honey, and Rick Derringer, to name a few.

Featuring original members Kevin “English” Bornstein (bass/vocals), Nicholas “Toad” Eckert (guitar/vocals), Russ “Skull” Waesche (guitar/vocals), and long-time drummer Emmet Hale, they added keyboardist and hometown “neybahood” friend Greg Marshall in 2019 to complete the outfit.

Partying, dancing, and rock n roll. That’s precisely what the Neybas provide.”  – MTV Online

During the pandemic, guitarist/singer/songwriter Russ Waesche wanted to hear new music that hearkened back to the good vibes of the hooky, upbeat rock and roll coming from radios in the early 70s. He wasn’t hearing any that fit that description, so decided to write his own.

The origins of the concept for “Sunshine Hotel” trace back to 2019, as the band was working on their previous album, “Flow.” Russ Waesche was looking for album cover images and came across a photo taken by a friend of the Sunshine Hotel, a flophouse in the Bowery section of NYC. While the photo wouldn’t work for “Flow’s” water theme, it gave Waesche the idea of a follow-up album that would have bright, upbeat grooves and themes. Two years of pandemic darkness later, it seemed increasingly timely.

Waesche and Richard Serviss, the photographer of the album’s cover photo, had bonded years earlier over Beat authors and poets, 1970’s NYC punk culture, photography, and a shared love of Lou Reed, among other things. One of the first songs penned for the album, the lead-off track “At the Sunshine Hotel,” gives a nod to Lou Reed by naming the characters Jack and Jane (remember Sweet Jane?).

During the lockdown, Waesche and fellow singer/guitarist Toad Eckert were both sidelined by injuries which made it too painful and difficult for either to play guitar. Waesche, who lost significant use of his right hand, found that not having a guitar in hand made writing songs nearly impossible. After a full year of medical adventure and physical therapy, the use of Waesche’s hand came back, and so did the songs. Eckert also recovered, and the band began playing again.

Starting in June 2021, Waesche demoed songs for producer John Bolduc, who liked what he heard, and the work began on honing and arranging the songs.  Recording commenced at Bolduc’s Massiphonic Studios in Connecticut at the beginning of 2022, after being postponed by the death of Waesche’s father, followed by a COVID variant surge in which multiple band members had to quarantine. The band recorded all the tracks between January and March, with guest percussionist Alex Giosa, (currently one of the drummers for the Broadway version of “Hamilton”) adding the final touches during the first week of April 2022.

The band is currently storyboarding videos for select songs from “Sunshine Hotel,” and playing select gigs in the northeast.

To purchase: https://neybas.com/store

For more information:
https://neybas.com
https://www.facebook.com/people/Neybas/100045482685721/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


The Guitar Circle With Robert Fripp August 22-26, 2022 at The Mansion at Glen Cove, NY

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The Guitar Circle With Robert Fripp August 22-26, 2022 at The Mansion at Glen Cove, NY

Four Immersive Days of Work in the Guitar Circle. Guitar & Audience Craft Techniques and Exercises for Audients and Guitarists.

An Introduction to the Guitar Circle with Robert Fripp will begin at 3pm on August 22nd, 2022, and ends at 12pm on August 26th, 2022.

Each day’s schedule is intense, beginning in the early morning and running through to the night with activities in small and large groups. The exact detailed schedule will be decided at the course itself, responding to the needs of the group.

House of Guitars: everyone welcome to join, with or without guitars (led by RF)

During Robert Fripp’s Introduction to the Guitar Circle, nothing is compulsory but some things are necessary. Robert feels strongly that alcohol and drug use are incompatible with this work and are strongly discouraged. Hey, the anticipated polyrhythms* alone are enough to deter anyone from even thinking about drinking! So, any participant who partakes in drugs or alcohol during the event may be asked to forego participating in our activities. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Polyrhythms: The simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in a musical composition. Rhythmic conflicts, or cross-rhythms, may occur within a single metre (e.g., two eighth notes against triplet eighths or worse!) and may even be reinforced by simultaneous combinations of conflicting metres. You will happily experience some of these during Robert’s event!

The Guitar Circle welcomes players and audients of all ages and levels of experience, from absolute beginners to professionals.

The art of craft is universal. The artful craft of Guitar Craft is also specific.

Guitar Craft is a way of developing a relationship with guitar, music, and with ourselves. Guitar and Audience Craft techniques and exercises provide a foundation for taking the performance event to a higher level.

The Guitar Circle is a way of working which strengthens community. We also rock out!

If performing music is to enter our world, the role of the audience is as necessary as the role of the musician.

So, for the first time in the life of Guitar Craft and the Guitar Circle, we are inviting audients to this Intro, to learn the performance techniques and approaches available to Crafty Guitarists.

Performing music has its own intelligence, but can music change the world? If so, how? How does a musician become present in the place within them where music lives, or visits for a while? How is an audient present within themself when music visits? How does music come into our lives? What is involved in the process of musical performance?

For those interested in guitar playing, work will be on acoustic guitars in the New Standard Tuning – CGDAEG. Guitar meetings / workshops will be in groups of all sizes, including individual meetings with the Guitar Buddies.

This Introduction to the work of the Guitar Circle will also include classes in Alexander Technique, Orchestral Maneuvers, T’ai Chi, Zen meditation, The Process Of Performance, and Doing Nothing – As Much As You Can!

There is nothing solemn about any of this, and I’m intending to have a good time. This is an approach to perform, performing, serious performing and performing seriously.

I recommend that everyone come with an aim.

You are invited.

Robert Fripp

STAFF

ROBERT FRIPP – Guitarists and More
DEV RAY – Guitarists and More
JACQUELINE BINDER – Guitarists and More
CURT GOLDEN – Guitar Buddies
TOM REDMOND – Guitarists and More
TONY GEBALLE – Guitar Buddies
SANDRA BAIN CUSHMAN – Orchestral Maneuvers
KIM CARY – Orchestral Maneuvers
ERIN WIGGER – Alexander Technique
CHRIS DOERING – The Process of Performance
CHRISTINA FLEMING – Orchestral Maneuvers

PRICING AND REGISTRATION
Robert Fripp, Guitar Circle, and Dreamcatcher Events all respectfully ask that everyone attending be fully vaccinated and/or tested for Covid.

Musicians and music fans of all styles and levels are welcome to attend Introduction To The Guitar Circle – but we do recommend that everyone who plans on playing bring a steel-stringed acoustic guitar!

For more information: https://robertfrippsguitarcircle.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com