Rest in Peace, Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane: 1942-2018

Rest in Peace, Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane: 1942-2018

Sad news to report this Friday: Marty Balin, co-founder of the influential San Francisco psychedelic rock band The Jefferson Airplane, passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday. Marty is survived by his wife Susan Joy Balin, daughters Jennifer Edwards and Delaney Balin, and stepdaughters Rebekah Geier and Moriah Geier. A statement from Balin’s widow, Susan Joy […]

Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Within the initial few seconds of “Y Bluen Eira,” the dynamic opening track on the Joy Formidable‘s new album Aaarth (pick up a copy here), you know something’s up. The ominous, spoken word delivered by the group (in their native Welsh) matches with some jagged guitar riffs and thunderous drums in a way that grabs […]

Stream the Expansive and Reverent Tom Petty Box Set ‘An American Treasure’ — New Music Friday

Stream the Expansive and Reverent Tom Petty Box Set ‘An American Treasure’ — New Music Friday

For the past few weeks, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers camp has been previewing An American Treasure, an incredibly detailed and expansive new box set celebrating the late rock and roll icon’s impeccable career. Pick up your copy of An American Treasure now at this link. That elaborate collection filled with rare recordings, outtakes […]

‘The Music of Cream’ (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) U.S. Tour Kicking Off 9/28

‘The Music of Cream’ (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) U.S. Tour Kicking Off 9/28

As promised back in May, the Music of Cream tour — featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Malcom Bruce (the late Jack Bruce‘s son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton‘s nephew) will begin a North American tour shortly. This will mark the group’s first stateside tour, after previously performing in Australia and New Zealand in 2017. […]

22-Track Marianne Faithfull Collection ‘Come and Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-1969’ Coming 10/26

22-Track Marianne Faithfull Collection ‘Come and Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-1969’ Coming 10/26

On October 26, ABKCO Records will release Come and Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-1969, a collection of 22 songs from Marianne Faithfull‘s career that showcases all of the singer’s singles, compiled in chronological order to tell her musical story in appropriate fashion. The release date is a week before her new studio album, Negative Capability, […]

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