Saturday, May 26, 2018

CHANTAL ACDA & BILL FRISELL

To be released next month :
the Jazz Middelheim concert by Chantal Acda and Bill Frisell :



FROM THE LATEST RESIDENTS NEWSLETTER


... Anyway, there’ll be no rest for the wicked as our heroes head straight back into the studio to add some finishing touches to the forthcoming ‘Intruders’ album, which is already sounding wonderful. Tyrone and Erkie will be busying themselves with that whilst Cha-Cha and Eekie oversee the completion of the ‘I AM A RESIDENT!’ project – news of that should be hitting your mailboxes any moment…

... The next two ‘pREServed’ releases are well underway too – everything The Residents can find related to ‘Eskimo’ and ‘The Commercial Album’ has now been excavated and worked into something digestible, and those releases are anticipated sometime around November – just in time to ruin your mother’s Christmas!

... There’ll also be a ‘Mole Trilogy’ box set, an ‘American Composers Series’ thing, ‘God In 3 Persons’, ‘Cube-E’ and, rumour has it, a ‘Pre-Residents 1971-1972’ pREServed set all heading your way in 2019 too.

... Oh, and on the subject of hearing shit, there’s the W***** B*** Album Record Store Day release to talk about too….. While The Residents hope you liked it (although THEY insist THEY never heard of it and have no idea where it came from), THEY are extremely grateful to anyone dumb enough to buy it. They also hope the artwork didn’t spoil anybody’s lunch. And not to worry, those of you without a turntable, a CD version of the album will be along as part of that Pre-Residents pREServed package before you know it, along with something called ‘B*** S**’ (which THEY also never heard of and we must never name) and a bunch of live and rehearsal recordings from that period in time. Word of warning, there are a lot of takes on ‘Kamikaze Lady’. A LOT. Like, dozens. ‘Kamikaze Lady’ this, ‘Kamikaze Lady’ that… If The Residents had their way, there’d be an entire ‘Kamikaze Lady pREServed’ set, but it just feels like too much. For now, anyway.

... The coming months will also see news of the ‘Double Trouble’ movie, which you may or may not be aware of – you can watch the trailer if you need to catch up. There are, of course, a handful of legal issues to figure out with Randy, as ever, but nothing a few bucks or a hot meal won’t put to bed. That guy is a mess right now, so he won’t be a problem.



NEW ALBUM BY ALAN JENKINS

Alan Jenkins, the man behind Cordelia Records and responsible for releasing Andrew's / The Idiot Bastard's Zappa Tribute albums,  has a new album out.
You might also know Alan from his Deep Freeze Mice and his Thurston Lava Tube projects. Or from his recent collaboration with R.Stevie Moore.


http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk


TRAVELIN JACK - COMMENCING COUNTDOWN

"Commencing Countdown" is the second album by Berlin-based hard rock band Travelin Jack.
I bought it because the liner notes mention a Frank Zappa quote : 'The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.'
I don't really know if this is a Zappa quote. I've seen it linked to Albert Einstein and even to the Dalaï Lama...
Stevie's website (Parachute Mind) even goes a bit further back :
'Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open'. Sir Thomas Dewar (1864 - 1930)

Anyway, despite mentioning Frank Zappa in the liner notes, there's not really a musical link. "Commencing Countdown" isn't a bad album. Not at all. It's just that I had expected a musical reference as well...



Friday, May 25, 2018

KEYBOARD LEGEND RICK WAKEMAN LAUNCHES OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL


Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel!
The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”



JOHN SCOFIELD PERFORMS "QUIT AND LOUD JAZZ" (WITH JOE LOVANO)




MOLTEN PENGUIN


Molten Penguin performed at the Ham Sessions festival last weekend.
Here's a little video from last January.

Features Pieter Claus and Jan Ghesquière, who both used to be a part of Sinister Sister.


TWO ED PALERMO BIG BAND CONCERTS IN JUNE


Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out with The Ed Palermo Big Band!
We'll take you on a trip back to 1967 The Summer of Love.
Don't Miss It! TWO Groovy Nights of Musical Bliss!!

June 16 at the Falcon
https://www.liveatthefalcon.com/180616

June 18 at The Iridium
http://theiridium.com/events/6835/ed-palermo-big-band-25/




THE RESIDENTS - DOUBLE TROUBLE


Trailer for The Residents' Double Trouble film that updates and expands Vileness Fats, their unfinished 1970's masterpiece. Coming soon to a theater or drive-in near you.



OTPMD


The OTPMD, short for Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, has a new album out.

The band performed at Zappanale in 2017 and made a fine impression.

The new disc is entitled "Sauvage Formes" and is made available on CD, LP and as digital download.



Upcoming concerts

Jun 13 - Rouen, France
Jun 15 - B Sides Festival - Luzern, Switzerland
Jun 16 - Le Port Franc - Sion, Switzerland
Jun 17 - Festi'Neuch - Neuchatel, Switzerland
Jun 30 - Fusion Festival - Lärz, Germany
Jul 01 - Halfway Festival (trio) - Białystok, Poland
Jul 04 - arkaoda - Berlin, Germany
Jul 06 - La Ferme Electrique - Tournan-En-Brie, France
Jul 07 - Oh2 Festival - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France