Thursday, March 31, 2022

New Album Coming in June from Marco Benevento

The chameleon like keyboard player Marco Benevento is releasing a self recorded, self produced, last name self titled album where he plays all of the instruments. 


The record, Benevento is coming in May:

He will be on tour to support the album and you can hear the newest single below "Marco & Mimo":

Album Review: The James Hunter Six - With Love

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of The James Hunter Six newest compilation release, With Love

This is a strange release. It isn't a greatest hit compilation, just a collection of 11 of his songs.  They are all solid, but you can just buy or stream any of his other albums to get a better all aroudn picture of the artist.  

RtBE's suggestions in our order of favorites are Whatever It TakesMinute By Minute and Nick of TimeGo from their and enjoy his retro soul sound

Support the artist, buy the album and peeps some video below:

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Live Streams: The Rumble from Tipitina's

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can check out our weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always, please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: The Rumble from Tipitina's

The new NOLA based funk outfit The Rumble live stream from the world famous Tipitina's tonight.


To get in the mood here, is an intro to the band and its members:

Album Review: FREAKONS - FREAKONS

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of FREAKONS debut, self titled release. 

This is a very cool record of new and old folk songs that are all still sadly relevant. Very reminiscent of Steve Earle's Ghosts of West Virginia. The album also has some killer art work from artist Jo Clauwaert that instantly draws you into the vibe of the songs.  

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

New Single "Brevity" from Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola

The Finnish ambient/jazz duo Tapani Rinne & Juha Mäki-Patola have released their newest single "Brevity".



You can listen to the soothing track below and check out their full length Open over on Hush Hush Records bandcamp page:

Album Review: Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of Soul Glo's newest release Diaspora Problems

The ideas of this album in a vacuum are right up RtBE's alley, but when it comes to the execution this one just didn't do it for us. 

Support the artist, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:


Monday, March 28, 2022

New Album From Craig Finn, A Legacy of Rentals, Coming in May

The Hold Steady's front man Craig Finn has a new solo record ready to go. A Legacy of Rentals is set to be released on May 20th. 

RtBE are huge fans of Finn and tHS. Having reviewed each of Finn's solo albums we would probably say that Faith In The Future is our favorite, but in reality the last three play just like one triple album in style and scope. 

We have also seen him solo a bunch and can't wait for this album and more shows from him either with or without tHS. 

Here is the new single "Messing With The Settings" and the trailer for the new album. 

Dylan Cover #523 The Bob Porter Project "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by The Bob Porter Project of the Dylan tune "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)"


Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we talked about this tune:
A layered and moving song, the real highlight on a mixed up Dylan album (Street Legal), "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)" is musically riveting and lyrically haunting.  Acoustic plucking, rolling drums and a forlorn trumpet color the tune musically while some straight ahead lyrics mix with the surreal and backup singers add "Oooh and Aaaah" behind the nasal delivery of the Bard.  Looking at the "Painted Wagon" and smelling the "Tail of the Dragon" are just two examples of bizarre lyrics that could pertain to nuclear war or something else entirely, making it all even more enchanting.  A gorgeous music background with perplexing lyrics and a strong vocal performance...yup, I dig this one a ton. 

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE is new to The Bob Port Project.

Thoughts on Cover:
The echoes and spooky keyboards add a mystical song to one that fits that vibe well. Strong vocals from Porter and the tune fits what the band was going for perfectly, nice cover.  

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Live Streams: Umphrey's McGee - Rockjavik

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can check out our weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always, please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Umphrey's McGee - Rockjavik

This is the last day of Umphrey's McGee Rockjavik run.  You can catch it live on Mandolin at 3pm EST:


To get in the mood here is a live tune from UM:


Friday, March 25, 2022

New Single From Digg$, "The Truth"

The rapper/singer Digg$ from Darby Township, PA has released his newest single "The Truth"


You can check out his laid back rhyme style below:

Full Show Friday: King Crimson - Live in Japan 2003

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...King Crimson!


Prog rock from King Crimson, still going strong in 2003 as the band perform from Japan.  

Pro Shot (but no the clearest video), pro sound, full set list below:


"Introductory Soundscape" (Robert Fripp) – 01:32 "The Power to Believe (Part I: A Cappella)" (Adrian Belew) – 06:51 (Appx) "Level Five" (Belew, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – 07:40 "ProzaKc Blues" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 15:03 "The ConstruKction of Ligh" (Fripp, Belew, Trey Gunn, Mastelotto) – 20:15 "Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 29:10 "Elektrik" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 32:49 "One Time" (Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Tony Levin, Mastelotto) – 41:34 "Facts of Life" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 48:20 "The Power to Believe (Part II: Power Circle)" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 53:40 "Dangerous Curves" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 01:02:30 "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV)" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 01:08:37 "Coda: I Have a Dream" – 01:17:20 "The Deception of the Thrush" 01:21:55 "The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 01:29:30
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Thursday, March 24, 2022

New Single From Nadia Angelini "I Found Myself"

Last month we showcased the first new single in years from LA based singer/songwriter Nadia Angelini titled "Don't Say Goodbye". 

Now her newest effort has been released,"I Found Myself"

Listen below and check out her site for more.

Album Review: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Cold As Weiss

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Cold As Weiss
*** out of *****

The newest release from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is a slice of retro smooth soul and funky bumping jazz as the band recall the mid seventies Jimmy Smith sound around Lamarr's B3. The album is the first with new drummer Dan Weiss who lends his name to the punny title, Cold as Weiss

The chicken scratchy guitar and slapping drums support Lamarr as his organ flourishes lead the way on opener "Pull Your Pants Up"; the funky beats spill out with ease. The groove takes center stage as Lamarr's organ substitutes for bass on "Don't Worry 'Bout What I Do" which contains a warbling guitar solo from Jimmy James while "I Wanna Be Where You Are" sounds like a theme song to a super hip 70's TV show with dynamite drumming from Weiss. 

The blues vamping of "Big TT's Blues" runs on too long, a reoccurring issue for a few of these instrumental outings, but better is the slick "Get Da Steppin'" which delivers cool interchanges from the trio. The band gets smooth for the ice cold "Uncertainty" and then amp up that vibe for the highlight outing on the album "Slip 'N' Slide" which filters down what the band does best into two and half minutes of goodness. 

The choppy "Apache" inspired funk of "Keep On Keepin' On" does what the title promises as the party rolls on while album closer "This Is Who I Is" stretches out and gets jammy with wah-wah and psychedelia as James channels a touch of Jimi HendrixCold As Weiss is a relaxed run through of easy flowing funk, jazz and soul as the DLO3 let loose with their retro vibe and expressive interplay. 
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Support the band, buy the album, peep some video below:


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

New Album From Delta Spirit in May, First Single Released

The indie pop rockers Delta Spirit have been reunited since 2020 and now they, semi-surprisingly, are releasing a new album titled One Is One

The announcement came over Instagram:

The band has been up and down to RtBE's ears over the years and we have followed them from the beginning, catching them live way back in the summer of 2008

We loved their debut and self titled release and disliked their second album and their recent reunion record. That said, we will obviously check this one out and hope they are the Brett Saberhagen of indie rock bands.  

The first single "What's Done Is Done" is out now. Watch the video below and catch the band on tour now:

Album Review: Spoon - Lucifer On The Sofa

Spoon
Lucifer On The Sofa
***and1/2 out of *****


The newest album from Austin based veterans Spoon was billed as their most rocking release yet. While the first single signaled that may be the case, in reality Lucifer On The Sofa, is more of the same stout indie rock Britt Daniel and company have been delivering for the past 29 years.

Things never go full-bore rock as the band plays with grooving beats, piano fills and bass bumps, keeping their dance ready peppiness intact. The opening of the album finds odd sounds before the growling groove of "Held" the bands cover of the Smog tune which they have been playing live for years. 

"The Hardest Cut" arrives next, the first single and the best track here as the band sounds as if they had been mainlining ZZ Top while writing and recording it. Along with the soaring "Satellite" this is where the band gets the meatiest, however they drop back into their patented Spoon sound for "The Devil & Mister Jones" producing short horn bursts, groovy dance ready bass and hand claps. 

The album is dominated by these type of solid yet been-there-before style tracks from the band. "My Babe" adds electro dance pop to the mix and "Wild" does the same, with a hint at becoming anthemic and going over the top, but it never quite gets there. "Feels Alright" stays in the same vein but amps the swagger while less successfully "Astral Jacket" slows it down with mixed results. The band goes full on yacht rock for the title track closer, complete with saxophone while "On The Radio" really feels derivative of past Spoon efforts with shaker and piano. 

Overall that is the feeling on Lucifer On the Sofa as a whole. A good/strong/almost-great record from one of the most consistent indie rock bands of all-time. Perhaps it was the misdirection with the marketing, but while the rock never fully arrives, the damn good tunes do in a style Spoon fans have become accustomed to. 

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Support the band, buy the album and peep some video below:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Album Review: Cypress Hill - Back In Black

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of Cypress Hill's newest release Back in Black.


The album tries to recapture their sound circa Black Sunday and does a good job of it. Fans of that album will definitely want to check this one out. 

Support the artists, buy the album and peep some video below:

Live Streams: Samantha Fish

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can check out our weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always, please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Samantha Fish

Today at 1pm from Relix Studios comes Samantha Fish and her band. RtBE loves Fish, caught her recently and rated her show from Brooklyn Bowl as our favorite from last year

Catch her this afternoon and to get in the mood, here is a live tune from Fish and company:


Monday, March 21, 2022

Dylan Cover: #522 Sarah Leuridan "Million Miles" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Sarah Leuridan playing "Million Miles"


Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
From the barren blues of Time Out Of Mind comes "Million Miles". While not a standout on that album, the song was prophetic, hinting at the fantastic twelve bar blues variations that would dominate his next two releases. When first heard though it doesn't jump out, just feels like yet ANOTHER solid track from the bard.

Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE has heard Sarah Leuridan who is a singer/songwriter from Belgium. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A good and slightly haunting take on the track. Leuridan does a unique job speeding it up a bit but still keeping the feeling flowing.  

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Live Streams: Superchunk - Special Acoustic Set

We are now heading into the new normal with live music during the Covid-19 era. Live shows will need to be flexible and live streaming is a great way to keep music going. Streams have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. Things are (hopefully) improving on the pandemic front but live streams will be an option for artists during the foreseeable future. We will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and as a way to help out the artists. You can check out our weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past and as always, please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Superchunk

The band, whose excellent new album we reviewed for Glide Magazine, is doing a special acoustic show today. Details here:


To get in the mood here is a song from the band: