Concert Review: Bryan Ferry at ACL Live: the suave master of glam and sophisto-pop wows at rare Texas show Opening with the pulsating and sensual 1982 Roxy Music track The Main Thing, Bryan Ferry came out guns blazing for his March 22nd performance at ACL Live. Backed by a 9 piece band and an inescapable […]
Leo Abrahams ‘Daylight’ Review (Lo Recordings): producer/guitarist fifth album is elegant and sleek electronica featuring contributions from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and ambient music icon Brian Eno. Leo Abrahams isn’t a household name, but fans of alternative, ambient and electronic music have surely heard his work. the producer/guitarist has lent his touch to artists as varied as Pulp, Brian […]
Bryan Ferry ‘Avonmore’ Review: former Roxy Music frontman’s assured suave sounds remain perfectly intact. Roxy Music may (once again) be no more, but frontman Bryan Ferry isn’t waiting around. Next week comes the release of Avonmore, his 14th studio album, and his first since 2010’s Olympia. And from opener Loop Di Li, it’s clear we’re in well-charted […]
Hear Five New Songs from Bryan Ferry Album ‘Avonmore’: singer debuts new songs in an NPR interview Bryan Ferry’s new album ‘Avonmore‘ is due for release on November 17th, and the British crooner (and former Roxy Music frontman) recently sat down with NPR’s Bob Bollen and Robin Hinton. He debuted five new tracks from the new […]
Bryan Ferry surprises fans with new album announcement; ‘Avonmore’ due for November 2014 release. Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry made a surprise announcement this week: he’s releasing a new album ‘Avonmore’ on November 17th. The album, his first studio album since 2010’s ‘Olympia’ (not counting his jazz-excursion ‘The Jazz Age’), will be a star-studded affair, featuring […]
Album Review: Bryan Ferry covers his own material on ‘The Jazz Age’ giving them a 1920’s jazz-makeover. Bryan Ferry has always embraced kitsch; early Roxy Music was full of wry humor and funky, overblown fashion. And he’s always enjoyed a good cover, putting his own stamp on material by such artists as John Lennon, Tim Buckley […]
Spice up your romantic evening with the SLIS Alternative Rock Valentine’s Day Playlist; featuring the sweet and sexiest Alt-rock tunes. Next week is Valentine’s Day, and music snob couples always face a dilemma; how to pick romantic and sensual songs that aren’t cheesy, or so sickeningly sweet/vulgar that it becomes unintentionally humorous and spoils the mood? Well SLIS […]
Album Release News: Muse, Roxy Music Muse will be releasing their long awaited follow up to 2009’s “The Resistance” when their new album, “The 2nd law”, arrives on Sept. 18th. They’ve come up with an interesting promo, which you can see on Pretty Much Amazing, by clicking here. It’s shot like a big blockbuster film […]
Tips For Making A Rocking Wedding Music Playlist *Tips on making a wedding playlist that avoids being generic or groan inducing. Here we’ll cover the process of how to get your selections pre-planned and timed. If you want to see the songs I selected for my own wedding (complete with iTunes links, so you […]
The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 3 Okay, here we are for the last installment of the 40 vocalists that deserve far more credit then they’ve been given by the music industry at large. If you missed part 1 & 2 , catch up here and here. I’ll have YouTube links to […]
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