A trio of collaborations top the New Music Monday offerings, including eruptive vocalist Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Bob James and David Sanborn and a pair of Genesis alumni - who offer a new take on one of the band's classic tracks. Guitarist Steve Hackett and vocalist Ray Wilson are from different eras, but their work on "Carpet Crawlers" - [...]
MUSIC NEWS - One of the summer’s most anticipated tours, “Legends of U.K. Classic Rock”, will feature progressive rock legends Nektar, beginning in June 2013. After an absence from USA concert stages, Nektar is sure to be a treat for...
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Roye Albrighton jump started Nektar in 2000, after recovering from a near fatal liver infection, but in some ways the band is just now coming into its own again. Founded in 1970, these often-overlooked prog-rockers reached their commercial zenith in the early part of that decade, and by 1980 found themselves on extended hiatus. Not until Albrighton was given just [...]
Let the good times roll... Delia Smith, a half-American Filipina from a poor family was presented to talent manager, Rey de la Cruz, shortly after she was discovered dancing at a strip club in Olongapo City, Philippines. He quickly launched her along with a bevy of other young starlets as part of the “softdrink beauties”. [...]
Miles Thompson, a 24-year-old chef who has worked in notable Los Angeles kitchens at Nobu, Animal, and most recently Son Of A Gun, served up my favorite meal of the year last night. Hell, I'd go so far as to say it was the best combination of plates I've had since visiting Blue Hill At [...]
A progressive rock extravaganza is contained on these retrospective collections.
German music producer and dj Robert Babicz released his first album, Colone Acid Science Trax in 1992. Since then he has gone on to be a world-renown dj; performing all over the world and founding several record labels. His most recent label (Babiczstyles) was founded in early 2010 and he released his first EP on the label, "Nektar" in April. His new EP is entitled "What a Day," and it is quite a departure from his recent albums. It features brushed snares and a warm comforting bassline working brilliantly with twinkling melody and sensitive piano stabs.His bubbling bass [...]
King Crimson: Red [ alt ] (compare to this !) + Nektar: Astronaut's Nightmare [ alt ] + Pink Floyd: Embryo (BBC Peel Sessions) [ alt ] =
Synergy's Cords marries Larry Fast's incredible compositional skill with the synthesizer to a driving pop format. This final touchstone in our brief review of important 1978 recordings is yet another key entry in the history of electronic music during its most experimental and free-thinking heyday.