To celebrate the birthday of the Queen of Soul, The Spindale Cycle is proud to play Aretha Franklin`s Young, Gifted and Black. A top 10 gold-certified album released in 1972, it takes its title from the Nina Simone song. With an All Star band which included Dr.
If you're a music fan you've likely been part of one of those debates that take place in Nick Hornby's novel "High Fidelity" (or the 2000 John Cusack film version). "That was the idea behind all of this - give the bar talk a stage," says Joe Kendrick, host of "What It Is," a live streaming web series on Asheville's iamavl.com.
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most revered rock albums of all time. Brilliantly engineered by Alan Parsons, and featuring songs that would become staples of Pink Floyd's shows, it is without a doubt a cult classic and masterpiece. What other albums have been covered in their entirety in electronica, dub reggae, a capella, string quartet, bluegrass, and other styles? Turn it up Monday at 8. Starting The Wizard of Oz on mute at the same time is your choice...
After basically establishing the subgenre of alt-country in 1990 with the Uncle Tupelo release of No Depression, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar went their separate ways, Tweedy bringing his more rock-oriented influence to Wilco, and Farrar keeping the twangy side for his new band Son Volt. This country influence has culminated in Honky Tonk, a strong homage to the Bakersfield sound (think Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.) Tune in as Friday's Cosmic American Music Show comes 24 hours early this week!