solo album – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:36:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://f-bod.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/fbod-150x150.png solo album – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ 32 32 Dave Navarro, life and legacy of the guitarist of the “Red Hot Chili Peppers” https://f-bod.com/dave-navarro-life-and-legacy-of-the-guitarist-of-the-red-hot-chili-peppers/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 09:05:58 +0000 https://f-bod.com/dave-navarro-life-and-legacy-of-the-guitarist-of-the-red-hot-chili-peppers/ David Navaro is an American guitarist and singer who is popular for playing with a rock band Jane’s Addiction and the Hot red peppers. Navarro, considered the most creative guitarist, released a solo album “Trust No One” in 2001. He also owns an entertainment company and hosts a weekly radio show. Here’s everything you need […]]]>

David Navaro is an American guitarist and singer who is popular for playing with a rock band Jane’s Addiction and the Hot red peppers.

Navarro, considered the most creative guitarist, released a solo album “Trust No One” in 2001. He also owns an entertainment company and hosts a weekly radio show.

Here’s everything you need to know about the famous guitarist David Navaro including his youth, career, personal life, etc. Keep scrolling!

Dave Navarro – Youth

David Michael Navarro was born in 1967 in Santa Monica, California. Navarro was the only child of his parents. Gabriel Navarro, Dave’s grandfather immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles.

Dave’s parents separated when he was only seven years old. He moved with his mother to reside in Bel Air. Per the custody arrangement, Dave had designated days in the year to spend time with his father.

Dave Navarro – Jane’s Addiction

In 1986, Navarro joined rock band Jane’s Addiction as lead guitarist. Stephen Perkins, drummer for Jane’s Addiction, is a childhood friend of Navarro. The group enjoyed success in the early days, but it was short-lived.

They used to perform at small local venues and released a demo tape which was re-recorded with Dave’s guitar. The band then signed with Triple X Records and released a self-titled live album in 1987. As the band became popular, they signed with Warner Bros and their album “Nothing’s Shocking” was released in 1988.

The band Jane’s Addiction had a fan following limited to the Los Angeles area while in other cities there isn’t much hype around the band. Due to issues such as internal turmoil, drug use began to create problems among the band members.

They managed to release another album, Ritual de lo Habitual in 1990, but the band began to disintegrate. The singer of the group Perry Farrell had the amazing idea to create a music festival that would occur in different cities of the United States, nicknaming it Lollapalooza.

Dave Navarro – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Navarro was first invited by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to tour with them in 1992, which he turned down. He felt exhausted and also turned down many offers like that of metal band Guns ‘N’ Roses. He wanted to focus primarily on creation.

In 1993, Navarro officially joined the rock group “Red Hot Chili Peppers”. The band traveled to Hawaii for 30 days so they could spend time together and work on songwriting simultaneously in 1994. Chad Smith and Navarro became great friends.

In 1994, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took part in the second Woodstock and then released their album “One Hot Minute” in 1995. Even though the band had assured that everything was fine and all band members got along well, but The fact of the matter was that cracks began to appear and the band members were increasingly involved in drug addiction. In 1998 Dave decided to leave the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Stream Entertainment

Dave and Chad Smith planned to create Stream Entertainment in 1997. They worked on a few songs and released an album called “Unicorns & Rainbows: The Pelican”.

But things didn’t go as planned as Warner Bros rejected the album. Chad decided to move forward with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Dave started his own portal 6767.com and he used to interact with fans via Q&A sessions. Dave opted for an image of a unicorn head with a capital S as the logo for Spread Entertainment.

Drug and alcohol addiction

Dave didn’t shy away from talking about his addiction issues. He was very depressed and filled with grief after the death of his mother and other problems he had during his student years.

He started taking drugs and alcohol to get relief from the pain. During the early years of Jane’s Addiction, the band used to discuss their addictions in public forums.

Dave checked himself into rehab in 1991 in an attempt to get sober. He also changed his diet to vegan and used to exercise regularly.

During the “Relapse” tour, Dave started doing drugs again and he was in terrible shape. Family and supporters were very concerned about his condition and really wanted him to return to rehab.

Dave Navarro Signature Symbols and Numbers

Dave is known for his iconic symbols and numbers. He has tattoos all over his body.

His portal concept 6767.com coincided with his date of birth, June 7, 1967. Also, the sum of 13 (6+7) is the birthday of his grandfather and father.

When he created Spread Entertainment, the logo consisted of a unicorn head surrounded by a capital “S”. He collected unicorns in the form of figurines and plush versions.

Dave Navarro – Personal Life

Navarro and Tania Goddard performed a ritual fasting ceremony in 1990, but it was not recognized as a legal marriage. As part of the ceremony, Tania and Dave made cuts in their palms and brought them together. The couple separated after a few years.

Dave married Rhian Gittins in Las Vegas in 1994, but the marriage was called off in just five days. It was a big setback for Dave and he expressed his pain in a self-pressed EP, titled “Rhimorse”.

The album was never released but many of his songs were reworked on his 2001 solo album “Trust No One”.

Later, Dave started dating singer/actress Carmen Electra and married her in a lavish ceremony in 2003. Even that marriage didn’t last long and he filed for divorce in 2007.

The 54-year-old Jane’s Addiction guitarist also made headlines a few years ago for dating political analyst and Fox commentator Andrea Tantaros.

Going by one of the posts shared by Dave on his Instagram account, he is currently in a relationship with actress Vanessa DuBasso.

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Alchemist, adult mom, war, your old Droog, more https://f-bod.com/alchemist-adult-mom-war-your-old-droog-more/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 22:41:04 +0000 https://f-bod.com/alchemist-adult-mom-war-your-old-droog-more/ So many artists, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (from all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie” and talk about what’s coming out of metal. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We update a weekly playlist of some of our […]]]>

So many artists, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (from all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie” and talk about what’s coming out of metal. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We update a weekly playlist of some of our current favorite tracks. Here is a daily summary with a bunch of interesting and recently released songs in one place.

THE ALCHEMIST – “DISEL” (ft. KOOL G RAP)

The hugely prolific and still excellent producer The Alchemist has just released a new single featuring legendary New York rapper Kool G Rap, and it’s no surprise these two sound great together.

NILÜFER YANYA – “THE DEALER”

Nilüfer Yanya’s new album PAINLESS releases this Friday and here’s another sneak peek before it all drops. “The Dealer” plays with breakbeats and shoegazy guitars but Nilüfer makes it his own.

WAR – “LEGENDS NEVER DIE” (ft. CHRIS ULSH OF POWER TRIP)

Hardcore supergroup Warfare (led by Triple B Records owner Sam Yarmuth and also featuring current and former members of Trapped Under Ice/Angel Du$t, Kommand, Fury, Hoax, Trash Talk, and more) have shared the third single from their next album judgment Day. Sam calls it an ode “to all our fallen friends”, and it features a heartbreaking guitar solo from Power Trip’s Chris Ulsh, whose frontman Riley Gale tragically passed away in 2020 at age 34.

YOUR OLD DROOG – “PURPLE RAIN FREESTYLE”

The incredibly prolific Your Old Droog is already gearing up for his second project of 2022, YOD wave, due this Friday (3/4). The first single is this Prince-inspired freestyle.

ADULT MOM – “91”

Adult Mom released their first album for Epitaph, Driver, last year, and now they’ve shared a B-side of the album, “91.” “’91’ was one of the first songs I intentionally wrote for Driver“, says Stevie Knipe. “It’s a song whose details escape the most literal sense. The feeling of getting in the car, speeding down the highway at 2 a.m. and feeling the weight of what you’re leaving behind. For me, it’s one of our most cathartic songs, and I’m glad to finally have it released to the world.”

NATION OF LANGUAGE – STARS AND SONS (BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE COVER)

Under The Radar Magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary by publishing blankets of blankets, which features artists covering songs by musicians who have graced the magazine’s cover. Today they released Nation of Language synthpop on Broken Social Scene’s “Stars and Sons.” “Once we settled on Broken Social Scene and this song, we realized that we loved ‘Stars and Sons’ so much that if we didn’t fundamentally transform it, we’d end up directly copying it,” says Nation. of Richard Devaney of language. “Not wanting to do that, we decided to change the rhythm to turn it into a shuffle, which made it easier to detach from the structure and have fun with it. We worked with Nick Millhiser from Holy Ghost!, who worked on parts of A Way Forward. On the album we have a song called “Former Self” which is also a shuffle, but in a much more reserved way, so we wanted to go all out here and make it a weird dance song.”

CULTS – “BOURGEOIS” (PHOENIX COVER)

Also from the blankets of blankets comp is Cult’s version of Phoenix’s “Borgeois” from 2013 Bankruptcy! “Under The Radar was perhaps the first time our music was published in a magazine,” notes Cults. “When we saw the list of bands that had been on the cover over the years, our first thought was ‘Wow.’ Our second thought was, ‘Let’s do that Phoenix song.’ We have ‘Bourgeois’ on our playlist. touring for two album cycles now, and it still stands out among all the other tracks. We like its lyrics as a critique of the social structures that the French do better than anyone. We tried different ways to approach the cover before to give up and dive in, playing the song like we would if it was a Cults song.”

PAPER CUTOUTS – “HOST”

Jason Quever will be back with the new Papercuts album Past life regression April 1st and here’s a new single with Amy Marco on backing vocals. Jason says it “had a slight 60s pop inspiration, and I wanted to see if I could pull off a panic in the middle that felt like an epiphany. Lyrically, it’s inspired by a memory of feeling like an adventure is just in sort of go through your life, and wonder if that’s all you are to them.

MARCY CHIN – “GIVE ME MORE”

Jamaican rapper/singer Marcy Chin blurs the lines between hip hop and dancehall on this catchy new single.

ABBATH – “THE BOOK OF BREATH”

Black metal veteran Abbath (of Immortal) has shared a new single from his upcoming album Dread Reaver: the majestically diabolical “The Book of Breath”.

ANNIE JUMP CANON – “STRAW FIONA”

Arizona emo band Annie Jump Cannon release new album, flourishing apart, this Friday (3/4) via No Sleep. Ahead of the release comes the new single “Strawberry Fiona”.

WET LEG – “ANGÉLIQUE”

Wet Leg is finally releasing their debut album in about a month (pre-order on yellow vinyl) and here’s another song from it. “Angelica” is another winner, a sparkling, shoegazy indie rock number with a big chorus and lots of loud guitars. “It’s mixed with disenchantment,” says singer/guitarist Rhian Teasdale. “Even though the refrain is ‘good times, all the time’. It’s just impossible, isn’t it?”

GWENNO – “AN STEVEL NOWYDH”

Former Pipettes member Gwenno Saunders announced treasure, his third solo album, which will be released on July 1 via Heavenly. How fantastic is 2018 The Kov, this one is almost entirely sung in Cornish. Here is the first single.

RISE AGAINST – “TALKING TO OURSELVES (IDLES INNER MONOLOGUE REMIX)”

Rise Against released their song “Talking To Ourselves”, from last year Generation Nowhere (get it on vinyl) at IDLES, who turned it into a dark, minimal, glitchy beast.

POLIÇA – “ROT”

Poliça de Minneapolis is back with their first new music since the 2020s When we stay alive. Produced by the band’s Ryan Olson and Berlin techno producer Dustin Zahna, ‘Rotting’ is dark and dystopian – vocalist Channy Leaneagh describes it as “Crass’s 1981 ‘Berketex Bride’ but with rage!”

HOMESCHOOL – “SLEEP ON THE FLOOR” & “THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY” (KATY PERRY COVER ft. ANNIE BLACKMAN)

Homeschool, Tom D’Agustino’s solo project from the defunct Active Bird community, has announced a new EP and you can read more about the first two singles here.

Looking for even more new songs? Browse the archive of new songs.

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On third album “Nightroamer,” Sarah Shook’s raw, observant songwriting shines through Cosmic Country. https://f-bod.com/on-third-album-nightroamer-sarah-shooks-raw-observant-songwriting-shines-through-cosmic-country/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 14:20:34 +0000 https://f-bod.com/on-third-album-nightroamer-sarah-shooks-raw-observant-songwriting-shines-through-cosmic-country/ Sarah Shook & The Disarmers: Nightroamer | Thirty Tigers; Friday February 18 At the age of 17, tThe artist who leads the Chapel Hill-based neo-country band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers has been banned from listening to any music except for worship music and classical composition. After graduating from homeschooling – a few years before […]]]>

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers: Nightroamer | Thirty Tigers; Friday February 18


At the age of 17, tThe artist who leads the Chapel Hill-based neo-country band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers has been banned from listening to any music except for worship music and classical composition.

After graduating from homeschooling – a few years before moving to Garner with their family at the age of 19 – Sarah Shook took her first job as a cashier in a small town in western New York. Shook’s co-workers all went to school together, making Shook the “new kid on the block”. Between shifts, they discussed new artists and exchanged musical recommendations. Naive, but extremely curious, Shook began to free himself from the clutches of fundamentalism.

“When they found out I wasn’t allowed to listen to music, they were rightly horrified,” Shook laughs. “So they kind of took me under their collective musical wing, and they started sneaking CDs from me to smuggle them into my own house.”

Back home, Shook would wait for the light under their parents’ bedroom door to go out across the hall to remove the contraband. Under the covers, Shook entered a new dimension thanks to headphones. From Belle and Sébastien to Gorillaz, they got entangled in the maze of secular tales and synth-pop sounds.

“I can’t describe to you the emotional roller coaster that has been,” Shook says. “I had never heard music that sounded like this before.”

In the two decades since, this wonder-struck teen has channeled his infatuation into a genre-defining career as an outlaw artist who celebrates being an outlier, with unapologetic songs about mental health issues that many would keep close to their chests. Shook doesn’t claim to have the answers, but they feel a certain responsibility to share their notes in case they contain something others might have missed.

Today, despite its late bloomer, the 36-year-old artist is taking the release of Disarmers’ third album in stride. Due February 18 via Thirty Tigers, night owl sees the quintet dig deep into their country roots while branching outward into an extension of honky-tonk rock with budding pop-punk production. Eric Peterson (lead guitar), Aaron Oliva (bass), Jack Foster (drums) and Adam Kurtz (pedal) stand proud and poised behind Shook’s commanding vocals and guitar guidance.

With the veteran hand of Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, kd lang), night owl challenges all previous notions of the group’s gender labels. Pushing back the foundational elements found in Oblique (2015) and Year (2018) that defined the band’s undeniably country sound, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers prove limitless.

Seasoned dynamics introduce new pop sensibilities while maintaining a melody-centric structure to showcase Shook’s songwriting.

“When I write a song, I think about the song. I don’t think about gender or its place in our sound,” says Shook. “Writing songs, for me, is a very singular activity. And that’s partly because sometimes I write songs that end up not being for The Disarmers. And sometimes I write songs that are like, “Nobody but The Disarmers can play this song.” Learning to make these distinctions was part of the process.

Shook’s songwriting is best defined by a raw lyricism that matches their outspoken approach to mental health. Fueled by their own struggles with depression and social anxiety from an early age, Shook’s songwriting became something of a superpower. Conveying deeply personal experiences and emotions, says Shook, “comes naturally.”

As a child, Shook remembers the difficulty of talking about his feelings. They started writing songs when they were eight or nine years old, and as a teenager Shook realized the practice was a “magical way to somehow connect with my emotions”.

“I’ve never had any hesitation or negative emotion in sharing the songs I write,” Shook continues. “I feel like it’s a safe thing for me to do, to use the song format to talk about my experiences, thoughts, ideas and opinions on things.”

Shook – who came out as bisexual at 19 and has since also come out as non-binary – recognizes this superpower as a rarity. Observant, but not self-critical, their lyrics empower anyone struggling with love, loss, recovery, addiction, or mental health. At night owlunrestrained expressions of their own experiences of abusive relationships (“Somebody Else”) and personal growth (“No Mistakes”) cut the stigma and build bridges to their most isolated listeners.

Beyond their experience, Shook recognizes that everyone’s struggle is individual and everyone’s pain is valid. “It Changes Nothing” is Shook’s intimate offering to those who feel most alone. Using empathy, the guitar-led tune is a simple acknowledgment of the burden of battling addiction and depression. The high, lonely sound of the most country track on the record serves as a tender “I see you” moment.

“It’s really, really hard to deal with depression and anxiety,” says Shook. “And when you add the fact that people are also ashamed of it, it doesn’t make it any easier. I feel like having candid conversations about mental health is something that doesn’t take a lot of effort. Just saying a few simple things can help someone feel like they’re not a monster of depression. It can help people feel less alone and give them a little more space to do things. face the real problem instead of the shame that surrounds it. And help them know that depression is actually really normal; unfortunately, it is a very common experience.

The band derived all 10 tracks on night owl from a stock of songs that Shook wrote on the heels of Year and began rehearsing in late 2019. Two of the songs that made the final list weren’t what Shook originally envisioned for The Disarmers. At the end of the last rehearsal before heading to Los Angeles to record in February 2020, the band were looking to let off steam and asked Shook what else he had going for him. Shook introduced them to “I Got This” and “Been Lovin’ You Too Long”.

“So we played them, and they were like, ‘Yeah, that should go on the record,'” Shook recalled. “It’s great to play music with people who don’t care – like I don’t – about meeting some kind of criteria or being typecast as a country band.”

“Been Lovin’ You Too Long” takes Sheryl Crow’s country-gone-angst approach to the next level with punk-rock drumming. Backing drums on “I Got This” infuse cosmic pop into the self-inflating song for a pleasant change of pace.

“We have a lot more elements in our sound than just country,” Shook continues. “Obviously we love country; we wouldn’t be playing it otherwise. But that’s just part of us; that’s not all we have to offer.

Exploration is at the heart of Shook’s creative process. Arriving late to the listening game, Shook admits, “I feel like I’m always catching up.”

But catching up is also doing it your way. While a typical way of consuming music for most people might be to meet an artist and browse their discography, Shook’s approach is biased: With the exception of Elliott Smith, they say, they often find a song they love and “obsess over it for like a month and then move on.”

Shook is not influenced by any particular artist, they say. Instead, their lyrics are born out of emotion, and it’s that emotion that shapes the sound of the final product.

“I can’t speak for my bandmates, but I have no desire to imitate a sound or seek a style,” says Shook. “The songs that I write come from personal experience, and the music that comes out of them is a very singular thing with its own sound. And I love that about it – I don’t think I would have it any other way.

The band has finished recording night owl just days before the world shut down in March 2020. Shook and the band agreed that given their level of performance there was no point releasing an album without a supporting tour, so they sat down. And waited. By mid-2021, it became apparent that touring was still not sustainable. They waited again.

This pattern of waiting was infuriating for Shook, who had become accustomed to spending 150 days of the year on the road to support the 2018s. Year. But the calm of family life proved fruitful as they evolved from the person who wrote night owl.

“In a way, I feel quite removed from those songs, in terms of the personal growth that I’ve accomplished over the past two years,” Shook said. “Once I realized we weren’t going to tour, I got into engineering better mental and physical health for myself. And that was a really cool thing.

In the two years since wrapping, Shook settled into sobriety and searched for more effective coping mechanisms. One of them, of course, is songwriting. Shooks says four album plans are in the works with The Disarmers, and a separate set of songs from that era will soon serve as their new “indie-rock-pop” solo album, titled Nightmare.

“I think a lot of the songs on night owl were written at a time when I was starting to become more introspective,” they say. “There was, like, self-awareness that was sort of in seedling form – in its early stages. And then being able to be home for a few years gave me the opportunity to really build on that.

After two years of letting the album rest, night owl became a milestone in Shook’s evolution as a person, partner, bandmate, and storyteller.

“When you can look back and feel like that version of yourself is unrecognizable, it shows growth and that you’ve come a really long way – and that’s great.”


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Ali Harper Covers Carole King Songs https://f-bod.com/ali-harper-covers-carole-king-songs/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/ali-harper-covers-carole-king-songs/ Thursday January 27, 2022, 8:00 p.m.Article: Howard Davis Ali Harper Covers Carole King Songs Sequel hard on the heels of his previous hit show The gaze of lovewhich focused on the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Christchurch singer Ali Harper embarked on another nostalgic musical jaunt, this time covering the songs of Carole […]]]>

Ali Harper Covers Carole King Songs

Sequel hard on the heels of his previous hit show The gaze of lovewhich focused on the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Christchurch singer Ali Harper embarked on another nostalgic musical jaunt, this time covering the songs of Carole King, who produced dozens of Top Twenty songs with her writing partner and first husband Gerry Goffin, including Will you still love me tomorrow and (You make me feel like) A natural woman.

College sweethearts who married in 1959 when he was twenty and she was seventeen, they went on to write hits such as Take good care of my baby, Locomotion, go away little girl, A beautiful day for Cloths and Pleasant Valley Sunday for The Monkeys. They were one of the Brill Building’s most prolific and successful songwriting teams, churning out hit after hit for artists like The Drifters, The Shirelles, Little Eva, Herman’s Hermits, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor and Celine. Dion, among many others.

John Lennon was quoted in 1963 as saying he wanted himself and Paul McCartney to become “King Goffin of England”, but they divorced in 1969. In a Vanity Fair interview, Goffin said he “wanted to be a hippie – my hair grew long – and Carole did it modestly… Then I started taking LSD and mesculine and Carole and I started breaking up because she felt that “She had to say things herself. She had to be her own lyricist. According to King’s memoir, Goffin suffered from mental illness from ingesting LSD, eventually undergoing treatment with lithium and electroconvulsive therapy, and was diagnosed with manic depression.

As the center of the recording industry shifted from New York to Los Angeles in the 1960s, King moved to California. She hung out in Laurel Canyon with James Taylor and Joni Mitchell and produced her first solo album Writer in 1970 for Lou Adler’s Ode label. Taylor played acoustic guitar and provided backing vocals, but he peaked at 84 on the Billboard Top 200. The following year, King released Tapestry which held the top album spot on the charts for fifteen consecutive weeks, won four Grammies and appeared on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time at number 36.

A graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School, Harper has starred in numerous musicals and plays across New Zealand, including such staples as Blood brothers, Mom Mia, Revenge of a Blonde, my lovely lady, Mary Poppins, The sound of music, guys and dolls, South Pacific, A shortcut to happiness, Side by side near Sondheim, Girls Calendar, Jerry’s Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and tell me a sunday.

Tours through Aotearoa also include roles in musicals
Chess, Avoided, Pirates of Penzance,
Oklahoma and one woman’s game Bombsfor which Harper received the “Best Actress” award in New York in 2014 and “Best Actress Chapman Tripp” in Wellington in 2008. She presented her cabaret show A diva from below at Don’t Tell Mama in New York, as well as at the Metropolitan Room in 2013 and 2014, while the Court Theater production of her show songs for no one won the “Best One Woman Show” award at the United Solo Festival in New York in 2018.

Before Covid, Harper was a regular guest performer on cruise ships and after the Christchurch mosque shootings in 2019 she wrote the single
Free our love, with proceeds going to Victim Supports’ GiveaLittle page. His six albums are The gaze of love, A special day Doris, legendary divas, naughty and nice, songs for everyone and something so right. Harper is also a Hansa-qualified yoga teacher who both teaches privately and leads yoga-focused wellness retreats.

With notable tracks like I feel the earth move, It’s too late, So farand You have a friend, Tapestry still stands the test of time. Cleverly accompanied by her understated but more than capable backing band (Nick Granville on guitar, Francis Meria on piano and Scott Maynard on bass), Harper’s show really comes to life when she’s joined by guest vocalist Frankie Leota, who provides some welcome harmonies and can even perform his own song King, accompanied by Harper on the piano.

But it’s Harper’s warm and intimate delivery, interspersed with some fascinating biographical detail, that sends nostalgic and evocative tingles down your spine. His final show runs until 2/19 at the Circa Theater in Wellington and at the Piano Center for Music and The Arts in Christchurch from 25-27/2. The number of spectators is limited, so reserve your tickets now. They sell out fast…

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KING’S X guitarist Ty Tabor will be releasing solo album “Shades” in March! https://f-bod.com/kings-x-guitarist-ty-tabor-will-be-releasing-solo-album-shades-in-march/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:12:38 +0000 https://f-bod.com/kings-x-guitarist-ty-tabor-will-be-releasing-solo-album-shades-in-march/ Acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter and co-vocalist Ty Tabor today announced his latest solo album, shades, on March 4 via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming 11th solo album features 10 new songs with 3 bonus tracks and follows the successful release of Alien Beans in 2018. Shades is available for pre-order in various configurations including […]]]>

Acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter and co-vocalist Ty Tabor today announced his latest solo album, shades, on March 4 via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming 11th solo album features 10 new songs with 3 bonus tracks and follows the successful release of Alien Beans in 2018. Shades is available for pre-order in various configurations including CD, vinyl and digital download at the link here: https://smarturl.it/TyTabor.

“When it comes to what I write for solo material, I don’t really think about bands or anything like that. These new songs explore different facets of life and death,” says Ty. “I was dealing with the recent loss of my father when some of this was written. There are lighter moments mixed in to keep him from being too focused on the loss or the sadness. I also resurrected a few old ideas that weren’t ready until now. I just write music that makes me happy, and I ended up with an album that I really like!

From the opening chords of “Come Home”, it’s clear that Ty Tabor’s signature guitar sound lays the foundation for his latest solo album Shades. Ty tackles a wide range of emotions and topics with layered harmonies, catchy pop sensibilities and the all-out riffage that remains a crucial ingredient of the King’s X sound. Songs like “What You’re Thinking”, “One Drop of Water and “Doesn’t Linger” show Ty’s penchant for crafting tunes with terrific melodies, while songs like “Shallow” and “Your Fantasy” tend to be heavy and illustrate why Ty is one of the guitarists. most influential of the last three decades.

List of tracks ‘Shades’

  • Come to the house
  • Shallow
  • your fantasy
  • What you think
  • Sister Genocide
  • Best day in a while
  • Foolish
  • A drop of water
  • Don’t linger
  • leaves falling
  • Ashes – (Bonus track) [CD & Digital Download only]
  • Political Absurdity – (Bonus Track) [CD & Digital Download only]
  • Ashes (Acoustic) – (Bonus track) [CD & Digital Download only]

About Ty Tabor

Ty Tabor is an acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and singer, best known as one-third of the hard rock band King’s X. The legendary trio continue to release albums and have influenced Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Dream Theater, Pantera and many more. others. . Throughout his career, Ty has collaborated with a plethora of rock notables such as John Myung, Carmine Appice, Geoff Tate, Greg Bissonette, and more. To this day, Ty’s guitar sound remains one of the most sought after sounds by guitarists young and old. Ty’s latest solo offering, shades, will be available March 4 via Rat Pak Records.

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The tireless collaborator Reno Cruz releases his first solo album https://f-bod.com/the-tireless-collaborator-reno-cruz-releases-his-first-solo-album/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 23:20:26 +0000 https://f-bod.com/the-tireless-collaborator-reno-cruz-releases-his-first-solo-album/ [ad_1] Since moving to Chicago from his native California in 2017, singer-songwriter Reno Cruz has left an indelible mark on the city’s indie-rock and soul scenes, spending the last few years playing guitar. in the live band Lala Lala and to collaborate with Gossip Wolf’s favorites such as Wyatt Waddell, Sen Morimoto and Shawnee Dez […]]]>


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Since moving to Chicago from his native California in 2017, singer-songwriter Reno Cruz has left an indelible mark on the city’s indie-rock and soul scenes, spending the last few years playing guitar. in the live band Lala Lala and to collaborate with Gossip Wolf’s favorites such as Wyatt Waddell, Sen Morimoto and Shawnee Dez (who also works for the Reader). After the pandemic hit in March 2020, Cruz began to occasionally let go of lush, lovingly orchestrated solo tracks that display an easy candor about feelings of isolation and loneliness. Two of these songs, “Your Love” and “FILINTH” reappear on Cruz’s first solo album, Falling in love is not that difficult, which arrives in digital on Friday, January 21, via its Bandcamp. That night he will celebrate with a set at Lincoln Park’s Golden Dagger venue, which has just been rehabilitated after a fire; Ohmme’s Macie Stewart is making headlines.

Boo Williams is a legendary Chicago house figure, and as a DJ and producer he started releasing music in the 90s on ballet labels such as Relief, Farris Wheel Limited and Cajual. (According to reports from chefs brave enough to keep partying during the pandemic, his DJ set at the Podlasie Club in Avondale last month proved his skills on the decks remain absolutely incendiary.) On his Bandcamp page last week , Williams posted The best of Boo Williams, which brings together ten of the master’s crisp and exuberant productions, many of which have become hard to find. For this wolf, it seems impossible that the relentless “Feeling Good” groove fell over 20 years ago!

Chicagoland heavy-prog band Mechina celebrated New Years Day by dropping hyperclean symphonic metal album Venator, which continues the story of a vast intergalactic war that the group has been telling for over 15 years. Whether you called or not, the opening blockbuster push “Suffer” should get you in the record.


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First video: Simon Jones – Royal Mail https://f-bod.com/first-video-simon-jones-royal-mail/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:28:43 +0000 https://f-bod.com/first-video-simon-jones-royal-mail/ [ad_1] Five hundred years ago few could read and the few letters sent were delivered by the King’s Messenger – dressed in royal red with a hat and feathers trimmed. It’s not your standard theme material for a song, but award-winning multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Simon Jones doesn’t take inspiration from your standard inspirations. Best […]]]>


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Five hundred years ago few could read and the few letters sent were delivered by the King’s Messenger – dressed in royal red with a hat and feathers trimmed.

It’s not your standard theme material for a song, but award-winning multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Simon Jones doesn’t take inspiration from your standard inspirations.

Best known for his musical work as the third in the famous trio of experimental folk songs and storytelling Harp and a monkey, Jones has now completed the recording of his first solo album (“How Things Work”).

The album was born out of the artist’s love for vintage Ladybird Books – a classic publishing imprint with a distinctive visual aesthetic, and one that has been loved by many generations of families.

Thus, listeners can look forward to a journey of discovery that covers themes as diverse as the aforementioned birth of the Postal Service as well as the characteristics of the seasons and the achievements of key historical figures.

A harp, guitar, viola and harmonium player, Jones ‘songs are hypnotic, quirky, and understated delights that are musically inspired by his love for thematic tunes from old’ 70s children’s TV shows and 80 and more fragile offerings like Vashti Bunyon. , Peter Bellamy and Nick Drake.

Harp & a Monkey enthusiasts may recognize some of the sonic benches, but will be intrigued to hear Jones’ distinctive tones as he embarks on lead singer duties.

Jones said: “It was a labor of love that drew on every element of the books, from the words to the pictures. I was determined to capture a certain dark, introspective feel that connected all the songs, regardless of their very different themes.

Jones has created a series of short animations to accompany a number of songs and we are delighted to have an exclusive preview of the premiere – ‘Royal Mail’.

Jones explained, “It’s been really nice to marry all aspects of my creative work into one project – musical and visual – and people who pre-order the album will also receive a collection of art cards that I’ve put together. and which provide more creative backgrounds for the songs.

This song and animation is inspired by the vintage Ladybird book ‘The Postman And The Postal Service’.

Simon J Jones’ “How Things Work” to be released on March 7the and can be pre-ordered now via https://simonjohnjones.bandcamp.com/.

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Tipperary songwriter Brendan signs Christmas collaboration to help educate Syrian children https://f-bod.com/tipperary-songwriter-brendan-signs-christmas-collaboration-to-help-educate-syrian-children/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 11:15:29 +0000 https://f-bod.com/tipperary-songwriter-brendan-signs-christmas-collaboration-to-help-educate-syrian-children/ [ad_1] Internationally renowned Tipperary songwriter and songwriter Brendan Graham has teamed up with Cavan singer Róisín O’Reilly to release a charity single for Christmas. The song Hush Be Still, written by the duo, will raise funds to help educate Syrian children. Having recorded and toured with the choral group Anúna for many years, releasing their […]]]>


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Internationally renowned Tipperary songwriter and songwriter Brendan Graham has teamed up with Cavan singer Róisín O’Reilly to release a charity single for Christmas.

The song Hush Be Still, written by the duo, will raise funds to help educate Syrian children.

Having recorded and toured with the choral group Anúna for many years, releasing their first solo album – Love So Kindly (2003, Universal London) – spending considerable time working with Liam Lawton, and even performing as a soloist in New York’s famous Carnegie Hall, Róisín has now returned to the limelight. And this time, once again in its own right.

She hopes the release of Hush Be Still turns out to be a Christmas wish come true for Syrian refugee children.

Songwriter and composer Nenagh Brendan Graham

Recalling the first time he heard Róisín sing, Brendan said: “At the time, I attended a concert in London, where Róisín sang Winter, Fire and Snow to an audience including Maggie Thatcher, George Martin, Paco Pena, Hayley Westenra. Róisín completely stole the show and I never forgot the effect it had on an audience. So when the opportunity to work with her again came after hearing her sing at a funeral, well, that wasn’t even a decision to be made.

Hush Be Still’s goal is to follow up on the success of Róisín’s Christmas release last year, with his O Holy Night raising € 49,500 to date for Syrian refugee children.

“My wish for this year,” said Róisin, “is that Hush Be Still continues to raise much needed funds and that we reach our goal of € 60,000.”

These funds will be used to support the school for “street children” in southern Lebanon, established by the Irish priest, Father William Stuart.

The school provides education to children displaced from their homeland by war and now living in the region of Tire, in southern Lebanon. The song was inspired by an experience Róisín had at midnight mass last Christmas Eve.

“At Mass, instead of a homily, the priest asked the congregation to follow a meditation. We were asked to close our eyes and we were promptly shown to the stable. I remember the pure calm in the church. After being locked up for most of the year, the words of American poet Madeleine L’Engle in Into The Darkness came to mind, “… without a place on earth, the stable is our heart “. It was a moment of intimate grace and I was lost in it. The memory of that night stayed with me and I knew I wanted to honor it with a song, ”she said.

Róisín was working on a project with Brendan Graham – the pen behind hits like Eurovision winners Rock & ‘n’ Roll Kids and The Voice, and, of course, You Raise Me Up – when she was preparing Hush Be Still.
“Brendan is a gifted writer. He captures the essence of a story beautifully, so I knew he was the person to write this song with me, ”she said.

When the opportunity arose, Róisín asked Brendan to work with her on the song. He liked the idea behind and agreed to collaborate.

“What intrigued me about Róisín’s idea was the possibility of writing what could be a simple lullaby to the baby Jesus – a Christmas carol – but a Christmas carol with a touch, a mystical touch. We all move, to some extent, between worlds, the weather changes in mysterious and magical ways and the song seeks to explore that possibility – to actually be there, in the stable in Bethlehem on that first Christmas. and yet to be in the ‘now’ of this Christmas, ”Brendan said.

Hush Be Still by Brendan Graham and Róisín O’Reilly is available for download at www.roisinoreilly.com

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Gift box for the music lover | Sound stories and interviews | Fold | The Weekly Source https://f-bod.com/gift-box-for-the-music-lover-sound-stories-and-interviews-fold-the-weekly-source/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 21:30:54 +0000 https://f-bod.com/gift-box-for-the-music-lover-sound-stories-and-interviews-fold-the-weekly-source/ [ad_1] TThe 2021 deluxe album packages had a heavy focus on extensive re-releases of notable individual albums. They make lovely Christmas gifts, so here are the sets that would top my shopping list. Luxury album reissues George Harrison: “All Things Must Pass” Super Deluxe Edition / John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band: “John Lennon / […]]]>


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TThe 2021 deluxe album packages had a heavy focus on extensive re-releases of notable individual albums. They make lovely Christmas gifts, so here are the sets that would top my shopping list.

Luxury album reissues

George Harrison: “All Things Must Pass” Super Deluxe Edition / John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band: “John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band” – These early solo albums by the old Beatles received lavish reissues this year that bring new appreciation and overview of the two projects. “All Things Must Pass” is a five-disc set highlighted by 42 unreleased tracks that include two discs of Harrison’s solo and stripped band demos. Several of the songs didn’t make the album, but are worth hearing (“Nowhere To Go”, written by Harrison and Bob Dylan, is particularly interesting). This gives a complete overview of “All Things Must Pass”, the best solo album of all The Beatles. While “All Things Must Pass” found Harrison sharing a measure of inner and spiritual peace, Lennon’s debut solo, “John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band,” was a catharsis with its share of anger and disillusionment to the music. This six-CD set features nearly 160 tracks, including a trio of remixes of the album, first demos, samples, rehearsals and even covers played for fun during sessions. It might be too much for the casual fan, but this set is a deep and enlightening dive into one of the bravest and most unfiltered albums in rock history.

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  • The reissue of John Lennon’s debut solo album features three remixes of the original album.

The Beatles: “Let It Be” – Speaking of The Beatles, fans know that there are a ton of clips from the “Let It Be” sessions. Overall, the compilers of this five-CD set have chosen the crème de la crème of this unreleased music. The alternate takes often differ markedly from the versions of the songs on “Let It Be”. There are also early versions of songs that would appear on “Abbey Road” and early solo albums by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

The Rolling Stones: “Tattoo You” – The solid 1981 album is supplemented by a full 1982 concert and nine unreleased studio tracks. I would say that the unreleased swaggering rockers “Trouble’s A Comin ‘” and “It’s A Lie” and the soulful ballad “Fast Walking, Slow Talking” should have supplanted three or four tracks that were on “Tattoo You”.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Deja Vu” 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – This debut album by David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash (and occasionally fourth member Neil Young) remains the highlight of this supergroup’s career. The 38 additional demos, clips and alternate versions of this 50th anniversary edition include gems such as “Everyday We Live”, three rockers sung by Stills: “Same Old Song”, “Ivory Tower” and “I’ll Be There” , and an extended version of “Almost Cut My Hair” with an epic two-guitar jam.

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Career anthologies

Aretha Franklin: “Aretha” – The “Queen of Soul” has already been the subject of several boxes and anthologies, so the people who put together this new four-CD box to accompany “Respect”, the biographical film on Franklin, did the smart thing, generously choosing demos, alternate versions, and live performances of most of the songs on “Aretha”. The result is a set that nicely complements the anthologies that preceded this one.

Joni Mitchell: “Archives – Volume 2 The Reprise Years (1968-1971)” – The second of what promises to be a career-spanning series of box sets, “Volume 2” features five unreleased concert records (including one in London during which Mitchell is joined by James Taylor for half of the show) and many interesting shots, home demos and radio sessions from this first creative peak of his career. Needless to say, Joni Mitchell is a treasure trove of singular talent.

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Other worthy reissues

Here are a few other notable deluxe reissues that I can recommend that feature the original albums as well as some bonus material.

Cat Stevens: “Teaser and the Firecat” (four records with demos, live cuts and a concert from 1971); The Replacements: “Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash” (four records include a multitude of outtakes and a surprisingly tight concert from 1981); Pretenders: “Pretenders” and “Pretenders II” (three-disc editions of Pretenders’ first two albums; each includes full demos and concerts, including a hot-boiled show in 1980 on the debut album); The Tragically Hip: “Road Apples” (three discs contain strong unreleased songs); The Who: “The Who Sell Out” (five records with numerous studio releases, demos); The Band: “Stage Fright” (two records add a full 1971 Royal Albert Hall concert); The Black Keys: “El Camino” (four discs loaded with unreleased live performances); REM: “New Adventures In Hi-Fi” (two discs add 13 bonus tracks to what is arguably REM’s most underrated album); The Black Crowes: “Shake Your Money Maker” (three records with studio takes and a 1990 concert); Violent Femmes: “Why Do Birds Sing” – (two records with half a dozen bonus tracks and a 12 song concert in 1991); Jethro Tull: “Benefit” (four records with some extracts, B sides, two concerts from 1970); Death Cab For Cutie: “The Photo Album” (two records with B sides and demos); The Alarm: “History Repeating 1981-2021” (two-disc anthology with 44 songs spanning the career.); The Pretty Things: “Live At The BBC” (Six CDs of live performances capture the raw energy and stylistic changes of this longtime band.)

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Blues Guitarist Brandon Teskey to Release Second Solo Album “Screaming Into The Void” on November 25, 2021 https://f-bod.com/blues-guitarist-brandon-teskey-to-release-second-solo-album-screaming-into-the-void-on-november-25-2021/ Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:48:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/blues-guitarist-brandon-teskey-to-release-second-solo-album-screaming-into-the-void-on-november-25-2021/ [ad_1] Brandon Teskey – Screaming into the Void Brandon Teskey ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, United States, December 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Brandon Teskey is a blues guitarist, best known as the guitarist and songwriter for the blues rock band, Until the Sun. His music often includes and fuses elements of blues, fusion, alternative rock, psychedelia and […]]]>


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Brandon Teskey

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, United States, December 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Brandon Teskey is a blues guitarist, best known as the guitarist and songwriter for the blues rock band, Until the Sun. His music often includes and fuses elements of blues, fusion, alternative rock, psychedelia and jazz.

Brandon’s upcoming second solo album titled “Screaming Into The Void” is an eclectic array of blues, rock, fusion, jazz, psychedelic and alternative music that spans an entire album with surprising twists. Dissatisfied with tired formulas, or confined to one genre, Brandon Teskey finds creative freedom in an album that breaks all the rules and lets the truth of the music speak for itself. Although the album features two songs with vocals from Brandon and two songs with vocals by Alyssa Swartz (Until the Sun), the predominantly instrumental guitar album explores a variety of styles exploring the breadth of musicality and of the virtuosity that players have to offer.

Brandon says, “I have strived to create true musical works of art that speak for themselves. It encompassed many of my favorite musical genres, while staying true to my blues rock roots.

The album was recorded at Mind’s Eye Studio in Glendale, Arizona. It was produced by Brandon Teskey and designed by Larry Elyea. There are twelve tracks on the album. Most of the songs are original, however, it features a few covers including “Side Tracked” by Freddy King, “Equinox” by John Coltrane and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert.

Brandon assembled a group of world-class musicians to perform on the project. Staff include: Brandon Teskey, on guitar and vocals, Chris Tex (Until the Sun), on drums, Jon Nadel (Marbin) on bass, Will Kyriazis on keyboard, Danny Markovitch (Marbin) on saxophone and Alyssa Swartz singing.

Brandon Teskey was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of 11 he started playing guitar and was exposed to Blues music soon after and became passionate about playing Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, BB King, Albert King, Robert Johnson, Albert Collins and T-Bone Walker, as well as rock artists like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Eric Johnson. Along with his obsession with playing guitar also came the obsession with writing songs and almost as soon as he picked up the instrument he started offering chord progressions and writing lyrics.

By the time Brandon was 15, he had joined an established blues group with members forty years his senior and by 16 he had performed in San Juan Capistrano’s famous venue, The Coach House, where he had seen many performances. many of his idols play like a child. Brandon continued to develop his playing, becoming intrigued by the technical and harmonic sophistication of players like Scott Henderson, Robben Ford and John Scofield and began to study the works of jazz musicians like Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt and Joe Pass. .

Brandon moved to Arizona to study at Arizona State University in the summer of 2003, studying music and philosophy. While attending ASU, he met Bruce Jensen where they formed their first rock band, playing concerts all over the Phoenix Valley. In 2011, Brandon and Bruce formed the blues hard rock band ‘Corium’. The group released an EP and opened for many national artists across Arizona.

In 2017, Brandon released “The Chime,” an instrumental rock solo album that combined influences from rock, delta blues, electronic rock and jazz. That same year, Brandon, along with other members of the band, formed “Until the Sun,” which brought Brandon back to his Blues-Rock roots and opened new doors of creativity in writing and performing. playing his songs. In 2019, Until the Sun released their debut album, “Blackheart”, followed by their 2021 album, “Drowning in Blue”. Throughout 2021, Until the Sun played numerous shows and did a few small tours, despite the Covid lockdown.

In June 2021, Brandon began recording his second solo album, “Screaming Into The Void”. Throughout the recording process, he pushed himself to the limits of his playing ability and the limits of his creativity to create true musical art. The predominantly instrumental album defies genre boundaries and includes rock, blues, fusion, psychedelic and jazz songs. Brandon says, “I pushed myself beyond the limits of my acting and writing skills. “

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