Friday, September 21, 2007

Review: Desert Sessions Vol 1-2

As I’m listening to the first couple of songs on this compilation of vol 1 and 2 of the now famous josh homme’s desert sessions, the first thing that comes to my mind is prog-rock, especially because there’s a lot of experimentation and jamming here, since that is exactly the concept behind these sessions, that doesn’t come as a surprise, although towards the end of the album, the songs turn from progressive and instrumental to real hard rock tunes, so this isn’t definitely a prog-rock album, instead is a recorded jam session that turns out to be real nice to hear.

What’s surprising these days though, it’s the desire of the these musicians to play music just for the fun of it, and that is exactly what can be heard in this album. Besides having fun these guys also know what they’re doing, we’re not talking of any newbies here, they’ve also wrote some very good hard rock songs that with the proper care could become the next radio hit

Monday, June 18, 2007


Grindhouse is the new movie directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. It's actually a double feature, meaning it's two movies for the price of one, and it's due to premiere in Portugal next month. Being a fan of the movies of Quentin Tarantino and Sin City, and after watching a couple of trailers, I can only say that I'm really anxious to watch this nonstop retro-inspired action movie!

Mic to Mic: "The Mix-Up" review track-by-track

One of the best Beastie Boys information source and fan community is the blog Mic to Mic. Last month one of the editors of the blog that had a previous listening of the new album, posted a track-by-track review: "I think music heads are gonna go ga-ga for this album. Musicians will be inspired by this album. This album has the power to draw new fans and make current fans renew their vow of fandom". Here it is the full review.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Live)

Best live version of this song I've ever seen!

The Simpsons Movie trailer #3

Found this on youtube, it's the latest trailer from The Simpsons Movie. It premieres in July, until then... enjoy the trailers!

Foo Fighters upcoming record

The release date of the new Foo Fighters records according to HardDriveRadio:
"Foo Fighter's new album will drop sometime in late Sept, tentatively 9/25. No title, single selection or tour itinerary has been revealed"

Blasted Mechanism new album

Since I'm from Portugal I have access to bands that aren't well known outside our country, so this is for the people that never heard of this band: Blasted Mechanism's fourth album was released in March and it's called Sound In Light! They're a very "strange" band with a focus not just on music but also on the image and message. This new album is very eastern-oriented but still has the usual mix of rock, electronica and world music.
For more information check out their Website and MySpace.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Here it is the first video clips from the next Beastie Boys album coming out in the 26th. The album is called The Mix Up and it's an all instrumental album that features different genres such as funk, jazz and rock.