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Geddy Lee talks Grammys

USA Today has a feature on the prospects of Rush ever getting a Grammy, or entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marco R. della Cava’s lead says it all: “Let’s be honest. When you write 20-minute songs that spin futuristic tales of cruel priests ruling from the mythical Temples of Syrinx — cue up Rush’s seminal 1976 album...

New Albums

Jazz Life: the Very Best of Chris Minh Doky

File this one under an album we missed when it released, but wish we didn’t. Chris Minh Doky released a double album “A Jazz Life” in November 2008. As Chris describes the release, “This is my compilation album, which actually is a double album. One CD contains my favorite vocal tracks (and a brand new one!) and the other CD...

New Albums

Billy Sheehan releasing third solo album

Billy Sheehan is releasing “Holy Cow!”, his third solo album in March in the U.S. The album is already available in Japan. The album was recorded in Sheehan’s home studio and features guest performances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big & Racer X, and Tony MacAlpine (on classical piano). Here’s...

Concerts & Tours

Ron Carter performing in NYC with Helen Sung

Rubin Museum of Art in New York City is hosting a performance with bass legend Ron Carter and pianist Helen Sung on February 6th, 2009 at 7pm. The performance is part of the museum’s 2009 Winter/Spring Harlem in the Himalayas Series. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Events

Aguilar Continues Master Class Series with Gerald Veasley

Gerald Veasley is leading the next in Aguilar Amplification’s ongoing Artist Series Master Classes series. Veasley’s clinic, “Improvisation for Everybody”, will cover the concepts of soloing. The event is free to the public at Aguilar’s showroom in New York. Aguilar will also provide a factory tour and offer the chance to try out their products. Event details: Saturday, March 7,...

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Concerts & Tours

Michael Manring updates tour dates

Michael Manring‘s tour continues. Check out his latest schedule: Manring/Kassin/Darter Sat. Jan. 31 at 8:15pm Noe Valley Music Series in San Francisco, CA (415-454-5238) Project M Mon. Feb. 16 at 10pm Elysium Arts Folk Club in Rollinsford, NH Project M Tue. Feb. 17 at 1pm Cafe 939 New Brew (lunch time series) Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA Project...

Concerts & Tours

Tal Wilkenfeld tour update (Australia)

Tal Wilkenfeld is currently on tour with Jeff Beck, with upcoming dates in Australia. Jan 26th & 27th, 2009 at 8pm: the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria Jan 29th, 2009 at 8pm: Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland Jan 30th, 2009 & 31st at 8pm: Enmore Theatre in Sydney, New South Wales Jan 31st & Feb 1st, 2009 at 8pm:...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour dates

Les Claypool is gearing up for a new tour with percussionist Mike Dillon, drummer Paulo Baldi and cellist Sam Bass. 3/04/09: San Diego, CA at House Of Blues (with Yard Dogs Road Show) 3/06/09: Las Vegas, NV at House Of Blues (with Yard Dogs Road Show) 3/07/09: Los Angeles, CA at Palladium (with Mutaytor, Saul Williams, Yard Dogs Road Show)...

Concerts & Tours, New Albums

Bryan Beller record release gig announced

Bryan Beller is celebrating his Thanks In Advance release with a gig at The Baked Potato on January 22nd. In his email announcement, Bryan said “This kind of gig doesn’t happen very often… last one was four years ago. So, you know, don’t miss it! Rehearsals are rocking. It will be epic. Hope to see you there.” Details: Thursday, January...

News

Krist Novoselic needs some Rock Band practice

On a recent trip to the mall, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spotted a Rock Band demo and decided to give it a whirl. He chose the Nirvana tune “In Bloom”, a song he’s played hundreds of times in the studio and on stage. But Rock Band’s controller and format stumped the bassist. As Novoselic put it, “I knew the bass...