UK pop legends Squeeze have announced that they’ll be returning to the States in April for select dates, including their debut performances at Coachella. Kicking off in San Diego on April 10th, the tour brings them to Coachella on April 14th and 21st, along with other shows in select US markets. Squeeze will be releasing a limited-edition white vinyl package, Live at the Fillmore, on April 14th, available only at the band’s US tour dates and through their website.
Electronic music producers/DJ’s The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland) will appear with legendary singer Martha Reeves of The Vandellas tonight, Wednesday, March 14 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” They’ll perform “I’m Not Leaving,” one of the five songs created in Re:Generation Music Project, the music documentary feature produced by Hyundai in association with The Grammys®. The film and project examines the history of different music through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producer/DJ’s in music today.
Amy Winehouse’s life was tragically cut short when she was found dead in July of 2011. The talented singer had one of those distinct and evocative voices that conveys the pain, vulnerability, and sorrow that seems inherent to the best blues/jazz singers. In the capable and loving hands of producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, a posthumous album of Winehouse’s work has now been released entitled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. But it should be noted that there are only two original tracks and the other songs include alternate versions of singles and plenty of notable covers.
Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr.