Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The latest from Georg Wadenius

Swedish guitarist Georg Wadenius latest album is CLEO 2 released in October 2014. On the album you'll also hear Lars Danielsson, Per Lindvall and Jesper Nordenström. Here's two tracks:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Birthday to Walter Becker!

Walter Becker is 65 today.

Original photo by Danny Clinch
(While looking for some inspirational music on Spotify to combine the above two pictures to one to, we found that Circus Money seem to have been removed from the music service leaving 11 Tracks Of Whack as the only Walter Becker solo album available on Spotify.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celebrate Walter Becker's Birthday with Clam Radio this Thursday!

Clam Radio will do the annual Walter Becker Birthday Show Thursday February 19 between 9 and 11 AM EST. That's 3 o'clock in the afternoon CET (Europe) and 11 o'clock in the evening JST (Tokyo) time.

Clam Radio's John Tabacco wrote this on Facebook:

Last year everything lined up and we were able to celebrate Walter Becker's birthday on the actual day of his birth. This year - not so lucky. But none the less, this Thursday from 9-11am (EST) Clam Radio 
http://johntabacco1.wix.com/clam-radio  

will be playing a lot of Walter Becker and Steely Dan. So any requests are welcome.
To listen on line : www.wusb.fm


Get celebrating!




UPDATE FEBRUARY 19:

If you missed the show here's the playlist!
http://www.wusb.fm/node/31001

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Here are the July/August dates for the 2015 Steely Dan/Elvis Costello tour

JULY
6  Denver CO  Red Rocks        
9  Auburn WA  White River Amp.        
11 Mountain View CA  Shoreline Amp.        
13 Los Angeles CA  Hollywood Bowl        
15 Albuquerque NM  Isleta    
17 Austin TX  360        
18 Houston TX  Woodlands    
19 Dallas TX  Gexa        
22 Maryland Heights MO  Riverport        
24 Highland Park, IL  Ravinia Festival        
25 Highland Park, IL  Ravinia Festival    
27 Clarkston MI  Pine Knob        
28 Cuyahoga Falls OH  Blossom    
30 Boston MA  Blue Hills Bank        
31 Boston MA  Blue Hills Bank    

AUGUST
01 Holmdel NJ  PNC Arts Ctr    
03 Camden NJ  E Center   
05 Bristow VA  Jiffy Lube    
06 Raleigh NC  Walnut Creek            
08 Nashville TN  West Riverfront Park        
09 Atlanta GA  Chastain    
11 Tampa FL  Mid Florida    
12 West Palm Beach FL  Cruzan

For a complete list of dates and info on ticket sales go to steelydan.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elvis Costello joins Steely Dan for summer tour

Steely Dan will have a special guest for the summer part of the 2015 tour:
Elvis Costello & The Imposters comes along for 22  U.S. dates July 6 - August 12.

Steely Dan and Elvis Costello. A nice combination if you ask us!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Zappa Plays Zappa - US tour 2015

Dweezil Zappa announces the dates for the Zappa Plays Zappa North American tour 2015: 
"We're doing 'One Size Fits All' in its entirety!"
The tour starts in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 31. The last concert will take place at The Beacon Theatre in N.Y.C. on July 25.

All dates here: http://www.zappaplayszappa.com/tourdates.html

One more date added to Steely Dan 2015 tour

Tickets for a second show at Humphrey's in San Diego on April 19 go on sale today.
Links here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Streaming music profits: Record labels 45.6% - Artists 6.8%

The precentages above comes from a new report from Ernst & Young with the French record label trade group SNEP. So it's not that this is another anti-label, anti-record company biased look at things.

The report is quoted in Techdirt and shows how the rvenue from streaming services Spotify and Deezer is divided up:

Labels 45.6%
Spotify/Deezer 20%
Taxes 16.7%
Songwriters/Publishers 10%
Artists 6.8%

Looking at the figures you might wonder why the record labels take almost half of the revenue, but according to the report most of thise 45.6% goes towards covering the record labels expenses. Uploading files is a costly business. Apparently.

And this report is an interesting read after all the articles about artists being angry at the streaming services for paying too little for the music they sell.

Either way you look at it the artists are still getting screwed.




Radio Dupree Top 20 - February 2015

1. Was (Not Was) - Spy In The House Of Love
What up, Dog

2. Blond - There's a Man Standing in the Corner
Lilac Years

3. King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
Three of a Perfect Pair

4. King Crimson - Happy Family
Lizard

5. Deep Purple - Loosen My Strings
Purpendicular

6. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part III
Three of a Perfect Pair

7. Chicago - Mongonucleosis
Chicago VII

8. King Crimson - Easy Money
Larks' Tongues in Aspic

9. Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur
What up, Dog

10. Deep Purple - Mary Long
Who Do We Think We Are

11. The Beatles - Please Mister Postman - With The Beatles (Mono Vinyl)
12. King Crimson - Cat Food (single version) - In the Wake of Poseidon
13. The Tubes - Telecide - Remote Control
14. Robbie Williams - Sweet Gene Vincent - Brand New Boots & Panties-Tribute
15. David Bowie - Suffragette City - David Live 
16. Steve Hackett - Man Overboard - Darktown
17. Earth, Wind & Fire - Runnin' - Now, Then & Forever
18. Santana - Jingo - Santana
19. King Crimson - Moonchild (edit) - In the Court of the Crimson King
20. King Crimson - Frame By Frame - B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live In Argentina 1994
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Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

It may be our Album of the Month for January delivering the number one song on the chart, and Was (Not Was) manage to place a second track in th Top 10, but we have to declare King Crimson the real winners.

Four in the Top 10 and an additional three when we look at the Top 20. That's seven out of 20!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Crimson's Jakko Jakszyk on the radio

Check out The Prog Magazine's radio broadcast where King Crimson vocalist Jakko Jakszyk talks about the new KC album, life on the road and even some Zappa too.
The interview starts at around 79 minutes.

http://www.teamrock.com/radio/on-demand/the-prog-magazine-show/2015-02-01

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

King Crimson touring Europe this year

Following their acclaimed tour of America in 2014, King Crimson returns to active service in 2015 for a series of performances across the UK and in Europe. 
Beginning in Aylesbury on 31st August the band then appear in several cities in the UK and Europe throughout September, making this is most extensive list of UK dates played by King Crimson since the 1980s.

Mon 31st Aug, Friars, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tues 1st Sept, Friars, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Wed 3rd Sept, St.David’s Hall, Cardiff
Sat 5th Sept, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Mon 7th Sept, Hackney Empire, London
Tues 8th Sept, Hackney Empire, London
Fri 11th Sept, Lowry, Manchester,
Mon 14th Sept, Symphony Hall,Birmingham
Thurs 17th Sept, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Mon 21st Sept, Olympia, Paris
Tue 22nd Sept, Olympia, Paris
Thurs 24th Sept, Tivoliredenburg, Utrecht
Fri 25th Sept, Tivoliredenburg, Utrecht

Source: King Crimson - Robert Fripp on Facebook.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Elton and T-Bone team up for a third album

T-Bone Burnett produced Elton's two latest albums (The Union from 2010 and The Diving Board in 2013) and will be the producer for the next one as well. According to guitarist Davey Johnstone it will be a rock 'n roll record.

Here's a photo from Elton's Instagram feed posted less than a day ago:

And if Elton's record sales have been on the low side of the spectrum for some time now, he still manages to pull the big crowds on the road. And make a healthy income from it as well. For 60 shows played in 2014 he reportedly made 59 million US Dollars.

The Wayne Krantz Group (including Almond, Jackson & Carlock) touring in February

Wayne Krantz, Anthony Jackson, Keith Carlock and Cliff Almond will play eight dates in February supporting Wayne's new album Good Piranha/Bad Piranha.
More info on http://www.waynekrantz.com