• Sep 15 2011

    The Rolling Stones Prepare To Re-Release ‘Some Girls’

    On November 21, 2011 the Rolling Stones will release re-mastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe, Deluxe and Digital editions of Some Girls, the groundbreaking album which introduced the music of the band to a whole new generation of fans.

    Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career. This new package will include some undiscovered gems that include tracks that have recently been unearthed from the Rolling Stones vaults by producer Don Was. Further details of the tracks will be unveiled at a later date.


    Sep 14 2011

    Winehouse-Bennett Duet ‘Body And Soul’ Released

    The track and video for the long awaited Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett duet “Body and Soul” premiered in its entirety today to commemorate what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday. “Body and Soul” was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and is the final recording she ever made before her passing on July 23rd. The recording session was filmed by Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs Of A Geisha”) as part of a large documentary film on Bennett that is in the works.


    Sep 12 2011

    Sankofa Music Series – Joni Mitchell

    The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika.”Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Sankofa Music Series will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music in the hope that we can carry them forward in the creation of something new. Today’s subject is Joni Mitchell.


    Sep 8 2011

    Glen Campbell Scores With ‘Ghost On The Canvas’

    Legendary musician Glen Campbell has made an impressive chart debut with his  new release, Ghost On The Canvas.  The album – which marks the iconic singer/guitarist/songwriter’s final studio recording – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #23.


    Aug 18 2011

    We’re Headed For Bumbershoot!

    Project Rhythm Seed is pleased to announce that we are headed for Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in downtown Seattle. While music festivals have proliferated in the past decade, the 41-year-old Bumbershoot remains unique in its approach, stressing discovery and variety in its music programming as well as a broad spectrum of comedy, theater, visual arts, dance and film offerings. This year’s festival takes place over three days, September 3rd, 4th and 5th.


    Aug 10 2011

    Flaming Lips At Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    Deep in the heart of Hollywood, sandwiched in between Santa Monica Boulevard and the back lot of Paramount Studios, is a plot of land, known as Hollywood Forever Cemetery, that has become the final resting place for many in film, television and music. Hollywood’s royalty are buried here. Iconic figures like Tyrone Power, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Sr., Fay Wray and Rudolph Valentino share this space with Get Smart’s Don Adams, The Golden GirlsEstelle Getty, gangster Bugsy Siegal and Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone. When you enter the grounds, there is an immediate feeling of restfulness and belonging. It’s weird because cemeteries usually give me the creeps. They are not spaces where I generally want to hang out. But this place does something completely different.


    Aug 2 2011

    Alice Cooper Returns with a New Album, New Nightmare

    Alice Cooper’s widely anticipated new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, will be released September 13, 2011, by Universal Music Enterprises. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.


    Jul 25 2011

    Sankofa Music Series – T. Rex

    Written, Compiled and Edited by Myles Crawley

    The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Africa. “Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Sankofa Music Series will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music, in the hope that we can carry it forward in the creation of something new.. Today’s subject is T. Rex.


    Jul 6 2011

    The Bangles Return With New Album and Tour

    On their forthcoming album, Sweetheart Of The Sun, The Bangles capture the two crucial elements that created the bond that formed the group:  their common love for rock’s golden age and the crystalline sound they quite naturally created.

    Sweetheart Of The Sun (Model Music Group), the group’s first album of new material in nearly eight years, is filled with a fresh batch of definitive Bangles songs.  Due out September 13, Sweetheart Of The Sun reveals The Bangles–guitarist/singer Susanna Hoffs, guitarist/singer Vicki Peterson and drummer/singer Debbi Peterson–at their equally beguiling extremes, as soaring folk-rock harmonies coexist with adrenalized rave-ups inspired by the band’s roots in Nuggets-era garage rock.


    Jun 27 2011

    Goodbye Gil: The Life and Death of Gil Scott-Heron

    By Lukas Clark-Memler

    “He who approaches the temple of the Muses without inspiration, in the belief that craftsmanship alone suffices, will remain a bungler and his presumptuous poetry will be obscured by the songs of the maniacs.”
    -Plato


    May 24 2011

    Album Review: Gregory Page “My True Love”

    By J. Brown

    The jazz of the 1930s and 1940s may be far away in time, but it is clearly close to the heart of singer/songwriter Gregory Page. My True Love is Page’s latest release, and he is an ideal artist to focus his newest album on the experience of falling head-over-heels in love. His voice and compositions are sweetly delivered, heartfelt, and entirely original. That being said, his lyrics still have a tinge of the bittersweet, suggesting the fragility and vulnerability that lies beneath the sway of romance and infatuation.


    May 16 2011

    Sankofa Music Series: Jimi Hendrix

    The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika. Sankofa is expressed in the Akan language as “se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki.” Literally translated it means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot”.”Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Sankofa Music Series will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music, in the hopes that we can find something that’s been lost or forgotten, and use it to move forward and create something new. Today’s subject is Jimi Hendrix.


    May 4 2011

    The London Souls – Recycled Or The Real Thing?

    By Myles Crawley

    Tash Neal, Kiyoshi, and Chris St. Hilaire, better known as The London Souls, are preparing for the release of their debut self-titled album, set for a July 12th release on Soul On 10 Records / DD172. The London Souls was produced by Ethan Johns at London’s renowned Abbey Road Studios. Ethan is the son of Glyn Johns, who produced and engineered albums for The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and many more, so if anyone knows how to produce a band like The London Souls, it would be Ethan.


    Apr 18 2011

    Paul McCartney Confirms First Up And Coming Tour Date For 2011

    Having played some three dozen shows to over 1,000,000 fans over the course of 2010, Paul McCartney‘s record-smashing Up and Coming Tour will make its first U.S. stop of 2011 on Friday, June 10 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.


    Apr 15 2011

    Free Music Friday: The Jolly Boys

    The Jolly Boys quickly rose to local prominence in the 1950s as the house band for the Rat Pack’s Jamaica chapter, chaired by the swashbuckling enfant terrible, Errol Flynn.

    Singing songs of double entendre and ribaldry to those in search of escape and excess, the group served as Port Antonio’s go-to band for thirty years. Being “discovered” by a new generation of world music aficionados in the late 1980s meant that the Jolly Boys could take their musical party on the road.  Several albums, dozens of countries and thirty years since, the Jolly Boys have become the most recognized mento band in the world.


    Apr 13 2011

    Third Man Announces White Stripes Vault Package

    Third Man Records is excited to announce  an upcoming Vault package documenting  three decidedly different eras of the White Stripes.

    First is Live in Mississippi, a recording of the White Stripes’ final live concert from July 31st, 2007 in Southaven, Mississippi. Presented in crystalline audio quality and spread across 2 LP’s pressed on 180-gram vinyl, this  recording is (arguably) the band at the top of their game. With the local geography looming large on their minds, the set list is decidedly heavy on the blues and features covers of songs by Robert Johnson, Son House and Leadbelly. The rest of the set includes songs from all six of the White Stripes’ studio albums and the show is offered in its entirety.


    Mar 31 2011

    Sankofa Music Series: David Bowie

    The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika. Sankofa is expressed in the Akan language as “se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki.” Literally translated it means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot”.”Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Project Rhythm Seed’s “Sankofa Music Series” will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music. Today’s subject is David Bowie.