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The Black Keys are back for their ninth album, Let’s Rock. It’s released today on Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch, and this one’s a rocker. Let’s Rock is a collection of what’s being called “straightforward rock,” the kind that singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney played in their early days as a band. “When we’re together, […]Continue reading
Ambient musician Brian Eno recently advanced the track “Capsule” that is taken from the bonus disc “album” included as the second disc of his upcoming July 19 release, a remastered and “extended” version of his classic Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. “Capsule” reunites Eno with Apollo‘s original musical cast, his brother Roger and famed producer Daniel […]Continue reading
One of the label Sony Classical’s more recent signings, cellist Hee-Youg Lim already has quite a storied and impressive musical history. Hee-Young is one of the first female Asian cellists ever to lead a section in a major European orchestra, her education including graduating the New England Conservatory, and studying with Muller at the Conservatoire […]Continue reading
Mike Ragogna: Franke, rumor has it you have a box set that has all of your Franke & The Knockouts material and beyond. What made up the package and how did the box come together? Franke Previte: It really came together for a multitude of reasons. Joe Reagoso from Friday Music gave me a call […]Continue reading
Mike Ragogna: Okay, before we talk about your new album Don’t Be Afraid, did you ever find your f**king cell phone? Chris Stills: [laughs] Yes. I found it. I’ve found it many times, in many situations, sometimes where it was returned, sometimes I took it back, sometimes it was found broken, sometimes intact. The Uber guy, the bartender […]Continue reading
Trafficbeatsters! For any regular visitors to the Trafficbeat website, you might have noticed that it’s been a bit inconsistent with posts. The reason for this is that there have been many function challenges that accompanied its initial construction involving the database, then its “skinning,” making it a somewhat torturous process to post without technical problems virtually […]Continue reading
By the summer of 1965, Beatlemania had gripped the world, with fandom reaching the highest pinnacles of society. The Beatles had played for presidents, heads of state, and accepted a command performance from Queen Elizabeth II. So great was the Fab Four’s rising fame that, in June of 1965, they were named Members of the British Empire–a high honor for four kids from Liverpool. Now, on the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of their MBE induction, one person close to them is looking back at Beatlemania.Continue reading