February 23, 2017

Shane Henry: Save Me

LA based guitars and singer Shane Henry knows the blues inside out. He honed his chops as touring musician and opened for bigger names like Etta James, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.

His new album Light in the Dark will be released on April 28th. Lead single Save Me is a harp driven 12-bar excursion, with slightly distorted guitar and husky vocals. Henry's love for the melodicism of the Beatles pops up every now and then as well.

February 22, 2017

The return of Ride: Charm Assault & Home Is A Feeling

photo: Andrew Ogilvy

British shoegaze pioneers Ride return with two new songs, their first fresh material in 20 years. Charm Assault shows their more upbeat and angry side and Home Is Feeling is more vulnerable - the two signature elements of their music. A new album is pencilled in for release in the Summer.

Jacco Gardner: music for F. W. Murnau's "Faust"

Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner has been invited to supply live music at a screening in Paris of the classic silent movie Faust. From his Facebook:

I am very excited to announce that on the 5th of March I'll be doing an improvised performance to soundtrack the incredible masterpiece of "Faust", the movie made in 1926 by F. W. Murnau.

February 21, 2017

Midnight Oil: The Great Circle World Tour, Collection Box sets

Australian rock band Midnight Oil is gearing up for what looks like their big last hurrah. They have announced Te Great Circle World Tour, playing shows in Brasil, North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Their back catalog and a huge pile of rarities - 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare stuff - will be released on vinyl and CD in three limited edition box sets, housed in tanks (a familiar stage prop at their shows).

  • 04/25 Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre
  • 04/27 Live, Curtiba
  • 04/29 Espaço das Americas, São Paolo
  • 04/30 Vivo Rio, Rio De Janeiro
  • 05/02 NET Live, Brasilia

HCTF's Guilty Pleasures: George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Watch perform George Michael & Elton John perform Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, recorded live @ Wembley Arena in London on 25 March 1991. It was released as a single and reached No. 1 in both the UK and US.