Monthly Archives: January 2020

FRANK WYATT & FRIENDS – Zeitgeist

January 16, 2020

Crafty Hands Music 2019 Perhaps not happy, if still content, American art-rock maven embraces his mortality and unveils his magnum opus. From HAPPY THE MAN’s onward, Frank Wyatt has always been busy and always kept the company of his former … Continue reading

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Rory Gallagher’s 1977 Concert Tapes To Be Out

January 15, 2020

Quarter of a century down the line since his untimely passing, Rory Gallagher‘s popularity doesn’t seem to wane, and each new release from the late guitarist’s estate is lapped up by old fans and new converts alike, as illustrated by … Continue reading

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BILL BRUFORD’S EARTHWORKS – Heavenly Bodies: An Expanded Collection

January 14, 2020

Venture 1997 / Summerfold & Winterfold 2019 The beat master’s well-grounded, but often celestial, oeuvre gets an anthology treatment to tease the unitiated. Despite his soild prog credentials, Bill Bruford has never been a rock drummer per se, and that’s … Continue reading

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DISTRICT 97 – Screens

January 12, 2020

MindScan 2019 Hardening their sonic windshield, Chicagoan ensemble explore fractal reflections of our world’s microcosm. It took this band more than a few years to refine experimental edge they demonstrated from the outset, when an American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt … Continue reading

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THE DRIFTWOOD SIGN – Broken Times

January 10, 2020

The Driftwood Sign 2019 Capping off their first decade, Swedish foursome serve up debut album and pitch riffs into social relevance. When former members of popular local collectives threw in their lot with each other, a full-length recording might have … Continue reading

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