May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind

One Step Behind is further proof that Garcia Peoples is one of the fastest evolving groups of our era, constantly expanding their sonic horizons quicker than they can be captured on record. This, their third full-length since August 2018, perhaps shows the furthest extremes of the band’s spectrum. The slamming cosmic jam that is theContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind”

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Tenebre Soundtrack Tour

If you’re a fan of Italian prog rock or cult horror films, then the legend that is Goblin needs no introduction. For the uninitiated, Goblin is responsible for some of the most striking and incredibly memorable horror soundtracks of all time. In many cases, like with Dario Argento’s Suspiria and Profondo Rosso, the cult popularity andContinue reading “Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Tenebre Soundtrack Tour”

WEEED – You Are The Sky

Not since the days of The Insect Trust and Mighty Baby has there been an album that bared as many different shades and facets of the psychedelic spectrum as WEEED’s You Are The Sky. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, WEEED is a crack team of pure virtuosos, with each member credited to multiple instruments and effects.Continue reading “WEEED – You Are The Sky”

Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show

Mandrake Paddle Steamer were one of the countless UK underground bands that crept about in undeserving obscurity during the heady transitional period between psychedelic rock and prog during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Over the last several decades, the group slowly developed a cult following, despite the fact that they only officially released aContinue reading “Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show”

RIP Holger Czukay

To say that Can was and still is an influential band would be a major understatement. Countless artists and musicians from very diverse backgrounds and styles can easily pinpoint some inspiration from the German kosmische band. So losing both Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit, each a founding member of the group, in one year hasContinue reading “RIP Holger Czukay”

Festival Friday: The Glastonbury Fayre 1971

While the Glastonbury Festival is certainly not an overlooked event by any means, its origins have become somewhat obscured over the years. After the success of the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival in 1970, promoters Andrew Kerr and Michael Eavis and their team decided to hold a free festival in 1971, then called theContinue reading “Festival Friday: The Glastonbury Fayre 1971”

Festival Friday: The Stones in Hyde Park 1969

Stones in The Park In what is definitely the shortest festival that we’ve covered here, The Stones in The Park was a one-day free event at Hyde Park on July 5th, 1969 that featured many progressive rock groups like King Crimson, Third Ear Band and Family as well as of course, The Rolling Stones. HydeContinue reading “Festival Friday: The Stones in Hyde Park 1969”

Festival Friday: Kralingen Music Festival 1970 (The Holland Pop Festival)

Europe had its fair share of phenomenal rock festivals during the late ’60s and ’70s, from the Isle of Wight to Rome and Rotterdam, Holland. From June 26th-28th, 1970, 100,000 people gathered to hear sounds as diverse as Santana, Soft Machine and Pentangle to name but a few. The Kralingen festival went so smoothly andContinue reading “Festival Friday: Kralingen Music Festival 1970 (The Holland Pop Festival)”