Turn it up, turn it up (Blackberry Smoke “You Hear Georgia”)

Throughout their 20-year history, Blackberry Smoke have played a blend of sounds from southern rock to country and blues, largely inspired by other great southern rock bands like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Truckers. On 28 May, 2021 they released their seventh full-length studio album You Hear Georgia. The album, produced by producer … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Blackberry Smoke “You Hear Georgia”)

The Live Series: Songs Under Cover vol 2

[This blogpost is also available in German: The Live Series: Songs Under Cover vol 2 (auf Deutsch)] On March 5, 2021, a new live compilation of the Bruce Springsteen Archives was released via streaming services. It is the ninth in a series of themed live playlists from Springsteen ("the Live Series") and the second in … Continue reading The Live Series: Songs Under Cover vol 2

The Live Series: Songs Under Cover Vol 2 (auf Deutsch)

Am 5. März 2021 wurde eine neue Live-Kompilation des Bruce Springsteen-Archivs über Streaming-Dienste veröffentlicht. Es ist der neunte Teil einer Reihe thematischer Live-Playlists von Springsteen („the Live Series“) und die zweite Folge einer Sammlung von Covern, die Bruce Springsteen und die E Street Band im Laufe der Jahre gespielt haben. Die erste Folge (the Live-Series … Continue reading The Live Series: Songs Under Cover Vol 2 (auf Deutsch)

Turn it up, turn it up (Foo Fighters ”Medicine At Midnight”)

Medicine at Midnight is Foo Fighters’ tenth studio album. The album was originally scheduled for 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic delayed to February 5, 2021. Three singles have been released ahead of the album's release: Shame Shame in November 2020, No Son of Mine on New Year's Day 2021, and Waiting on a … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Foo Fighters ”Medicine At Midnight”)

Radio Nowhere (Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet)

One of my absolute favourite podcasts is Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet. It's a podcast where the hosts, Rob Carmack and JB Clark, explore every Bruce Springsteen song (officially released) alphabetically, from "30" to "Z", one song per episode (368 episodes). Well, that’s what they did the first season at least. The second season they … Continue reading Radio Nowhere (Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet)

57 Channels (and nothin’ on): #StandWithTeachers

Tonight I finally had the chance to see #standwithteachers, a virtual fundraiser for the benefit of the educational TeachRock program, that Steven Van Zandt hosted on December 21. The TeachRock program is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. The rich multimedia materials … Continue reading 57 Channels (and nothin’ on): #StandWithTeachers

Turn it up, turn it up (The War on Drugs “Live Drugs”)

Although a patchwork of moments, chosen from a number of live shows, The War on Drugs’ first live album Live Drugs (released on November 20, 2020) flows well. The songs are arranged to replicate the flow of a live set and it sure sounds like they were all from one show. My favourite song is … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (The War on Drugs “Live Drugs”)