Jay Brannan / Rob Me Blind Mar27

Jay Brannan / Rob Me...

Nettwerk In shops now This Thursday, singer/songwriter, Jay Brannan will celebrate his birthday and the release of his newest album “Rob Me Blind” at Los Angeles’ Hotel Café.  I first saw him perform a couple years ago after hearing his music via homemade YouTube videos...

Once: Original Cast Recording Mar14

Once: Original Cast ...

Masterworks Broadway In shops now The song ‘Falling Slowly’ still haunts me from the Academy Award®-winning performance a few years back.  Stupidly, I’ve still never seen the film, but that’s another matter… Now this extraordinary musical love story has come to...

Loreena McKennitt / Troubadours on the Rhine Mar13

Loreena McKennitt / ...

Quinlan Road In shops now I fully acknowledge that the Celtic tunes of Loreena McKennitt are not for everyone.  These tracks with their strings and melancholy melodies showcase the astounding voice of Ms. McKennitt.  If Galadriel from “Lord of the Rings” burst into song, this is...

RE:GENERATION Feb24

RE:GENERATION

A music documentary in association with The Grammys, “RE:GENERATION” is a project that takes five of the world’s hottest DJs and challenges them to dive into a whole genre of music they don’t typically work in or may know very little about. DJ Premier, Mark Ronson,...

Family of the Year / “St. Croix” Feb23

Family of the Year /...

At long last the days are stretching a little farther into the evening and it’s already time to start buying summer concert tickets.  And, of course, there is new music making a slow trickle onto our respective listening devices.  Family of the Year has been around for a few years,...

The Music of “Smash” Feb21

The Music of “...

I thought this might happen. NBC’s “Smash” is being rather clever when it comes to musical numbers.  The episodes feature not only tracks from the Broadway show they are working on, but also current pop tracks as well, cleverly nestled into karaoke bars and other theatrical...

“I Won’t Give Up” / Jason Mraz Feb16

“I Won’t...

Music Video VH1 premiered Jason Mraz’s new video today. It’s a good tune about not giving up on love, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next when the new album, “Love is a Four Letter Word” hits the digital marketplace on 17...

Firehorse “Our Hearts” Video Feb14

Firehorse “Our...

Just so we’re clear, you should know that I do know this very talented and lovely lady.  I am not, however, posting this at her urging.  If she was not as talented we would still be chums.  If she were not as lovely…well then perhaps we would not be.  Nevertheless, the musical...

The Artist: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Jan09

The Artist: Original...

At a certain point you get tired of friends telling you how wonderful “The Artist” is, and how you have to see it and how you’ll just love it and no, really, why haven’t you seen it yet? So the other night I ventured to the cinema to see the silent film that people...

Shame: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Dec02

Shame: Original Moti...

Sony Masterworks In shops on 6 December “Shame” is being released in less than a dozen cinemas today, so it will be tough to find it on a screen near you but you should. You really should. Michael Fassbender delivers a raw and astounding performance as a sex addict living in...

Music from the Transformers Trilogy Performed by London Music Works Oct05

Music from the Trans...

Silva Screen Records People have quite a lot of opinions about the Transformers movies.  You cannot deny, however, that they are big, brassy, summer popcorn fun, and that requires a bombastic score for the franchise.  Steve Jablonsky, who has composed scores for many a Michael Bay picture...

Plan B / “Welcome to Hell” Aug22

Plan B / “Welc...

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t watch reality shows unless the snacks are more prominent than the people.  However, upon watching (and becoming subsequently obsessed with) VH1’s Mob Wives, I have discovered some great music, such as Plan B’s “Welcome to...