Brit music critic raises blood pressures Down Under, says Australia’s press is too soft when critiquing country’s bands and artists – The Sydney Morning Herald
Just how hard can it be to wave a baton? Eight contestants are about to find out in reality TV show “Maestro.” – The Times Online U.K.
John Fogerty at Bethlehem’s Musikfest – ” … an almost two-hour concert that sizzled from start to finish, despite unseasonable temperatures in the 60s and, according to the veteran musician, ‘the biggest bugs I have ever seen.”’ – The Morning Call
Diana Krall in the U.K. – “Krall has such great vocal range and a true jazz voice that she could give Burt Bacharach’s standard ‘The Look Of Love’ and other slower numbers a sultry delivery, while having the power to project the more lively songs.” – Hampstead and Highgate Express U.K.
Boredoms, plus 88 drummers, in Los Angeles – ” … moved with surprising synchronicity through passages reminiscent of everything from Led Zeppelin to Indian ragas, ’90s drum-and-bass and Neu!-esque krautrock.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
KT Tunstall in Grand Rapids, Mich. – ” … reveled in the spotlight as an unabashed rocker, comfortably and blissfully banging on her guitar while leading a polished band through her surprisingly loud, jaunty and infectious material for a sold-out crowd of 1,750-plus on a flawless summer evening in Grand Rapids.’ – The Grand Rapids Press / MiLive.com
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Mark Knopfler is 59
Kid Creole is 58
Pat Metheny is 54
Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) is 52
Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 47
Sir Mix-A-Lot is 45