Behind Foxx’s control and high gloss there are snatches of the searing, ecstatic anarchy of the blues. The ironic twist is that she’s absolutely red hot in declaring herself stone cold.
In the early 2000s, if you could play, write or produce, you had a pretty good shot at doing something with the city and getting paid for it.
Bird’s irreducible star power is sufficient, in its self-effacing way, to make even the spectacular palette of the setting sun seem to be no more than a chromatic comment on what he’s singing.
Williams and his band present a mash-up of holiday melodies with avant-garde jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler’s squonky works, finding both commonality and tonality.
Outstanding new album and EP releases by stellar Chicago artists.
By the mid-nineties, industrial had reached its peak. The success of Nine Inch Nails caused a frenzy among labels desperate to find their own Trent Reznor.
The bastardization of EBM, house and synthpop infiltrated suburban homes and Billboard charts. Bands like Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly were unexpected MTV stars and the scene spread worldwide
You can best hear Iguana’s dexterous piano runs on the instrumentals he composed, and his sense of humor is obvious from titles like “Hammer and Tickle” and “Land Of Precisely Three Dances.”
After COVID-19, Coleman asked, “What could we do with the clubs closed? What could we do to bring music to people?”
Smashing Pumpkin’s eleventh album is a twenty-track, double-album bonanza. If the title single is any indication, expect some defiantly old-school synth-pop.