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All About That Drum and Horns

I am nothing if not a devoted fan. Back in 2007, I saw a fairly new 11-piece group called No BS Brass Band and fell in love with their ten horns and a drummer audio onslaught. A webcast producer at the time, I wasted no time in inviting them into the studio to play for a show. My rationale was purely selfish; I wanted to see them in what amounted to a private show for me and my staff. From there, it snowballed and I rarely missed an opportunity to catch them playing where ever that might be, including a street corner downtown during lunch hour....more

Blame Canada Series: Day 2

Day 2 of my Blame Canada series brings us: Alanis Morissette ...more

Blame Canada: Day 1

This week, I'll be showcasing artists and bands from Canada in a series I'm calling "Blame Canada". ...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 7

Day 7 is by special request from my good friend Pandora who is an Aussie living in the land of the Kiwis.  I almost combined this with yesterday's post, but felt he deserved his own post, as LRB was just a blip on his radar. ...more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 6

Little River Band (abbreviated as LRB) was originally an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1975. The band continues to tour and performs around 100 concerts in the U.S. each year.The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong, on the way to a performance. Little River Band enjoyed sustained commercial success, not only in Australia but also in the United States. They have sold more than 25 million records and achieved 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, besides many music awards gained in Australia....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 5

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll"....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 4

INXS (pronounced "in excess") is an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some of their own original music....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3 ...more