Aug 15 2007

Neues Patti Scialfa Album

Patti Scialfa

Am 31. August 2007 erscheint ein neues Patti Scialfa Album namens “PLAY IT AS IT LAYS”.

!!! Das Album kann hier vorbestellt werden !!!

Tracklist:
Looking for Elvis
Like Any Woman Would
Town Called Heartbreak
Play Around
Rainy Day Man
The Word
Bad For You
Run, Run, Run
Play It As It Lays
Black Adder

Columbia Records Announces the Release of New Patti Scialfa Album, ‘Play It As It Lays’

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records is set to release “Play It As It Lays,” the eagerly-anticipated new album from American singer-songwriter-musician Patti Scialfa, on Tuesday, September 4.

Patti Scialfa will make a series of rare live TV appearances the week of her album launch including both NBC-TV’s “Today” and CBS-TV’s “Late Show with David Letterman” on Tuesday, September 4 as well as ABC-TV’s “The View” on Thursday, September 6. (Please check your local listings).

“Play It As It Lays” is the first album of new music from Patti Scialfa since the release of her critically acclaimed “23rd Street Lullaby” in 2004 and is the artist’s third solo album since the release of her debut, “Rumble Doll,” in 1993.

“Play It As It Lays” premieres 10 new songs, written and performed by Patti Scialfa, showcasing the artist’s soulful command of melody and language in a series of expressive and intimate musical narratives incorporating elements of roots rock, folk, country, street corner doo-wop, girl groups and more into a sound and sensibility uniquely her own.

Tracks on “Play It As It Lays” include: “Looking For Elvis,” “Like Any Woman Would,” “Town Called Heartbreak,” Play Around,” “Rainy Day Man,” “The Word,” “Bad For You,” “Run, Run, Run,” “Play It As It Lays,” and “Black Ladder.”

The album is produced by Patti Scialfa, Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies), and Steve Jordan (Patti’s co-producer on “23rd Street Lullaby,” Jordan served as musical director for the PBS series “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues” and has produced albums by Keith Richards, John Mayer, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and others).

“Play It As It Lays” features Patti (vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, Wurlitzer organ) backed by the ‘Whack Brothers’ Rhythm Section: Cliff Carter (keyboards), Steve Jordon (drums and percussion, acoustic guitar), Nils Lofgren (guitars, pedal steel guitar, dobro), Bruce Springsteen (Hammond B3 organ, acoustic guitars, electric guitar, harmonica) and Willie Weeks (bass). Additional players on the album include co-producer Ron Aniello (guitar, keyboards), Crusher Bennet (percussion), Jeremy Chatzky (bass), Mark Stewart (cello, guitar, banjo), Scott Tibbs (synthesized strings), and Soozie Tyrell (violin, background vocals), with whom Patti gigged back in her early musical busking days. Other background vocals are provided by Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King.

Each of Patti Scialfa’s previous solo albums — “Rumble Doll” (1993) and “23rd Street Lullaby” (2004) — received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone magazine who praised her ” … clear-eyed joyfulness and unpretentious appeal … (evoking) … a woman not haunted by her past but enriched by it.” Columbia Records
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Mai 19 2007

Jesse Malin – “Broken Radio” – das Video mit Bruce Springsteen

Zu Jesse Malins neuem Song “Broken Radio” gibts jetzt auch ein Video:

Presseinfo:

Jesse Malin – Glitter in the Gutter
Glitter in the Gutter is the new album from NYC’s Jesse Malin, an artist who has transcended tags like “singer/songwriter” for something different and largely indefinable.
Penned “a fearless storyteller”
(music critic Nigel Williamson), after releasing two critically acclaimed albums The Fine Art of Self Destruction and The Heat, Jesse has established himself as a career musician who writes songs that connect on so many levels that above all, he’s a healer. The songs on Glitter in the Gutter have kept the intimate slice of life and detail of his previous records but also work on a larger palate. Jesse writes locally but thinks globally and makes his songs identifiable so that they can connect with people in every part of the world.
On this new album, he writes about hope, struggles and smiles; about finding ways “to keep on keeping on.” Through his characters, like the woman who searches for salvation across the car radio dials in his song “Broken Radio”, or the kid hiding his face in the cereal box in “Modern World”, Malin points out “the little things that keep us laughing.” Malin is able to convey happiness and sadness in the same note. This happens throughout Glitter in the Gutter. He explains that Glitter in the Gutter is “just a record about people and the things we do to stay alive.”
The available time and iconography surrounding Glitter in the Gutter allowed Jesse to make the album he’s only hinted at with previous releases. “I’ve never made a record outside of New York my whole life—not even above 14th Street—so it was a different experience to be locked away in California,” he explains about the experience of recording the album in Los Angeles. “Right before we came out to [to California] I lost my apartment in New York, so I threw everything in storage in Queens and packed my life in a suitcase. So, yeah, this album had a lot of transient fugitive properties.”
Whether it was that type of personal impermanence or the uncertainty of our country’s future, Glitter in the Gutter is a wide musical spectrum. This album is an up-tempo, raw modern pop record that feels like a celebration of life as well as a rally to arms from the minute it begins with the anthemic opener “Don’t Let The Take You Down”. Glitter contains some work from guests of fellow musicians that Jesse has met on the road over the last 3 years, such as Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who plays his signature guitar riffs on “Tomorrow Tonight” and Chris Shifflet of the Foo Fighters, whose iron fisted rhythms appear on “Prisoners of Paradise”. Jakob Dylan adds sweet sad harmonies on “Black Haired Girl” and there is a piano fueled duet with Bruce Springsteen titled “Broken Radio” that includes the sonic jubilee of Ryan Adams on electric guitar. There are also some other very special moments with Ryan (producer of Malin’s debut The Fine Art of Self Destruction, old pal and sometimes partner in crime) like his Latina guitar and back-ups vocals on the album closer “Aftermath”, and his blistering rock on “Modern World” and “Little Star”. Jesse remarks, “to me it’s all about songs, whether written by Elton John or Wilco or The Bad Brains”.
Jesse finds comfort in the transient life of living out of a suitcase and being under the hot stage lights sweating with the crowd. A Queens born NY native who now resides downtown Manhattan, he grew up touring in punk bands (DGeneration and Heart Attack). He will spend most of the year touring with his new rock band The Heat. Jesse feels that “being in a rock band is like being in a gang. Music should make you want to run through the streets with your pals, or make you want to fall in love or raise a glass.”
Of the live experience, he believes “it is equally, if not more important to the connection, especially in these days of enhanced home entertainment computerized myspace.com addictions. How else can you get people out of their houses today?” he quips. When he performs, it’s about interaction through participation. He gives his fans something to celebrate. When he sits down on the floor among the crowd in mid-song, everyone follows.
“We were born in flames, maiden names, suburban homes, make your bones Bite your lip, take the fifth, know your rights, it’s your life now Don’t let them take you down….it’s a beautiful day.”

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Apr 6 2007

Update: “Springsteen Tribute” in New Yorker Carnegie Hall

Die Organisation “UJA-Federation of NY Initiative Program to Support Music” veranstaltete am 05. April 2007 ein Bruce Springsteen Tribute-Konzert in der New Yorker Carnegie Hall.

Mitwirkende Künstler:

  • Jesse Malin
  • Ronnie Spector
  • Jewel
  • Steve Earle
  • Pete Yorn
  • M. Ward
  • The Jersey Boys (featuring Eddie and David Brigati, and Bobby Valli)
  • Marah
  • The Holmes Brothers
  • The Hold Steady
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • The North Mississippi Allstars
  • Odetta
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • The Bacon Brothers (featuring Kevin Bacon)
  • Josh Ritter
  • … und andere

Selbstverständlich hat sich Bruce Springsteen die Gelegenheit nicht entgehen lassen und die Zuschauer mit einem kurzen Auftritt überrascht.

Das Setlist:

Nebraska – Steve Earle
Streets of Philadelphia – The Bacon Brothers
Streets of Fire – Elysian Fields
The River – Josh Ritter
Because the Night – Patti Smith
The Rising – Marah
My City of Ruins – Holmes Brothers & Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Brilliant Disguise – Robin Holcomb
Jersey Girl – Jersey Guys & Bobby Valli
Spirit in the Night – North Mississippi All-Stars
New York City Serenade – Uri Caine
Cover Me – Juliana Hatfield
One Step Up – Low Stars
Thunder Road – Badly Drawn Boy
Born in the U.S.A. – Joseph Arthur
Dancing in the Dark – Pete Yorn
Hungry Heart – Jesse Malin & Ronnie Spector
I’m Goin’ Down – M. Ward
57 Channels – Odetta
Atlantic City – The Hold Steady
The Promised Land – Bruce
Rosalita – Bruce
Rosalita – Bruce mit allen Künstlern

Mehr Infos gibts auf der offiziellen Homepage: www.musicforyouth.org

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Mrz 15 2007

Patti Smith in “Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame” aufgenommen

Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame

Am 12. März 2007 wurde Patti Smith offiziell in die “Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame” in Cleveland, Ohio aufgenommen. Die am 30. Dezember 1946 in Chicago geborene Rockmusikerin bedankte sich in ihrer Rede ausdrücklich bei Bruce Springsteen und dessen Song “Because the Night”.

The night’s biggest ovation may have been for the woman who swore she’d never make it in: Patti Smith. The bohemian poet straddled the hippie and punk eras, with her album “Horses” setting a standard for literate rock. At the induction ceremony, she performed her biggest hit, “Because the Night,” co-written with Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Gimme Shelter.” Ganzen Bericht lesen

Mehr Infos findet man auf der Homepage der Rock’n
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Feb 24 2007

UPDATE: “Glitter in the Gutter” von Jesse Malin

Jesse Malin - Glitter in the Gutter

Bruce Springsteen wird auf dem neuen Jesse Malin Album “Glitter in the Gutter” mit dem Song “Broken Radio” zu hören sein:

Jesse Malin
Glitter in the Gutter

NYC’s finest returns with guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Josh Homme, Ryan Adams and Jakob Dylan!

One Little Indian / RTD
VÖ: 02.03.2007

Glitter in the Gutter is the new album from NYC’s Jesse Malin, an artist who has transcended tags like “singer/songwriter” for something different and largely indefinable.

Penned “a fearless storyteller”

(music critic Nigel Williamson), after releasing two critically acclaimed albums The Fine Art of Self Destruction and The Heat, Jesse has established himself as a career musician who writes songs that connect on so many levels that above all, he’s a healer. The songs on Glitter in the Gutter have kept the intimate slice of life and detail of his previous records but also work on a larger palate. Jesse writes locally but thinks globally and makes his songs identifiable so that they can connect with people in every part of the world.

On this new album, he writes about hope, struggles and smiles; about finding ways “to keep on keeping on.” Through his characters, like the woman who searches for salvation across the car radio dials in his song “Broken Radio”, or the kid hiding his face in the cereal box in “Modern World”, Malin points out “the little things that keep us laughing.” Malin is able to convey happiness and sadness in the same note. This happens throughout Glitter in the Gutter. He explains that Glitter in the Gutter is “just a record about people and the things we do to stay alive.”

The available time and iconography surrounding Glitter in the Gutter allowed Jesse to make the album he’s only hinted at with previous releases. “I’ve never made a record outside of New York my whole life—not even above 14th Street—so it was a different experience to be locked away in California,” he explains about the experience of recording the album in Los Angeles. “Right before we came out to [to California] I lost my apartment in New York, so I threw everything in storage in Queens and packed my life in a suitcase. So, yeah, this album had a lot of transient fugitive properties.”

Whether it was that type of personal impermanence or the uncertainty of our country’s future, Glitter in the Gutter is a wide musical spectrum. This album is an up-tempo, raw modern pop record that feels like a celebration of life as well as a rally to arms from the minute it begins with the anthemic opener “Don’t Let The Take You Down”. Glitter contains some work from guests of fellow musicians that Jesse has met on the road over the last 3 years, such as Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who plays his signature guitar riffs on “Tomorrow Tonight” and Chris Shifflet of the Foo Fighters, whose iron fisted rhythms appear on “Prisoners of Paradise”. Jakob Dylan adds sweet sad harmonies on “Black Haired Girl” and there is a piano fueled duet with Bruce Springsteen titled “Broken Radio” that includes the sonic jubilee of Ryan Adams on electric guitar. There are also some other very special moments with Ryan (producer of Malin’s debut The Fine Art of Self Destruction, old pal and sometimes partner in crime) like his Latina guitar and back-ups vocals on the album closer “Aftermath”, and his blistering rock on “Modern World” and “Little Star”. Jesse remarks, “to me it’s all about songs, whether written by Elton John or Wilco or The Bad Brains”.

Jesse finds comfort in the transient life of living out of a suitcase and being under the hot stage lights sweating with the crowd. A Queens born NY native who now resides downtown Manhattan, he grew up touring in punk bands (DGeneration and Heart Attack). He will spend most of the year touring with his new rock band The Heat. Jesse feels that “being in a rock band is like being in a gang. Music should make you want to run through the streets with your pals, or make you want to fall in love or raise a glass.”

Of the live experience, he believes “it is equally, if not more important to the connection, especially in these days of enhanced home entertainment computerized myspace.com addictions. How else can you get people out of their houses today?” he quips. When he performs, it’s about interaction through participation. He gives his fans something to celebrate. When he sits down on the floor among the crowd in mid-song, everyone follows.

“We were born in flames, maiden names, suburban homes, make your bones Bite your lip, take the fifth, know your rights, it’s your life now Don’t let them take you down….it’s a beautiful day.”

Quelle:
ueberzahl
Bornholmer str.4
10439 berlin

Jesse Malin & Bruce Springsteen

Bisherige Jesse Malin Veröffentlichungen:
169 – EP – (2000)
The Fine Art of Self Destruction – (2002)
The Wendy EP – EP – (2003)
Messed Up Here Tonight – Live – (2003)
The Heat – (2004)

Ferner steuerte Jesse Malin “Hungry Heart” auf dem “Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” Album bei.

Homepage des Künstlers: http://www.jessemalin.com

Die CD kann schon jetzt bei Amazon.de vorbestellt werden. Mehr Infos hier.

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