May 13, 2013
The second installment of Brooklyn Headsets features the exciting and fun music of Chaos Chaos. If you missed the first one, this is a series of live performances filmed on a deck with a view in Greenpoint, Brooklyn recorded using headphones.
Read More… January 7, 2014
Hello Dig Nation! After a few months away, I’m back and ready for the next phase of the Dig. You’ve probably already noticed our new design. Thanks to Ivan for that – also thanks for the great series of recent posts to get us going again. Things will probably look different in the year ahead, but Dave, Ivan, and I are excited about keeping Those Who Dig going and growing. First, though, a quick look back on the year that was is in order. I have a series of 2013 recap posts planned for the next week or so and I’m starting today with The Year In Dig. Read more…
We missed a Weekly Roundup last week due to travel, so this week is a double dose. Let’s get to it.
Read More… March 14, 2014
The Internet is a strange and glorious place. A few weeks ago blew up with the transcription of music written on a man’s butt in the depiction of hell in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Well, at least in our circle of musician and history buff friends it did. It made it’s way around Tumblr, Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the music history student responsible for the original transcription, and the choral adaptation of the piece were featured on Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist. Within a few days of the news, our own Kent Heberling took it upon himself to create an orchestral metal version of the tune, because what else would you do with a sinner’s hymn written on a man’s butt in a renaissance depiction of hell?
How’s everyone doing? Ready for the latest Weekly Roundup? Hope so, because here it is.
Read More… April 5, 2012
On Monday night, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew W.K. and watching his spectacular performance at Webster Hall for the I Get Wet Ten-Year Anniversary tour. We had a nice conversation, and his show was an absolute party unlike any other I have ever seen. Read on for all the details.
Read More… February 23, 2012
Tonight we have a special new album to share with you. It’s called Lost In Translation by Indiana-based artist Soy La Vid (the recording alias of Mark Abdon). Lost In Translation is a concept album that draws inspiration from nine paintings, all of which can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago or in the attached collage. Read on for my thoughts on this very cool and creative approach to music-making.
Read More… December 21, 2011
Last year, I didn’t listen to enough albums to make anything more than a top five list. That was not the case this year. Here are my ten favorite albums of 2011. These are the ones that I spent the most time with because they sounded good and, more importantly, because they spoke to me.
Read More… November 28, 2011
In 1975 Charles Mingus and Company performed a concert in Montreux that knocks me flat every time I watch and rewatch it. The band mates are George Adams (tenor sax/vocals) Don Pullen (piano) Jack Walrath (trumpet) Dannie Richmond (drums). The piece of video I have attached is a portion of Sue’s Changes – which is a tune Mingus penned for his wife, Sue. We at TWD love us some Mingus and in particular I lose my cool a little bit every time I revisit this concert footage. George Adams is an absolute beast in this performance for his range, attack, velocity, guts, and imagination. It’s a staggering work of jazz and fit enough for today’s Episodes in Virtuosity.
Read More… August 18, 2011
Velvet Underground Month enters Week 2 with a look at White Light / White Heat, an album that finds the band pursuing the extremes of their sound.