Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Music News & Notes

Guided by Voices reveal 'classic line-up' for reunion show

Robert Pollard and co will play for old label Matador

Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard says he has enlisted the band's "classic line-up" for a reformation show in honour old record label Matador in October. The band, who last played together in 2004, will play Matador's 21st birthday at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The three-day event takes place on October 1-3.

Pollard has now revealed which line up of the band will be playing.

"We got the band back together. Not the original line-up - the classic line-up," he told Spinner. "It's better than the original line-up. Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell [guitars], Kevin Fennel [drums] and Greg Demos [bass]."

Pollard added that the band will be "performing songs from the albums 'Propeller', 'Bee Thousand', 'Alien Lanes' and 'Under The Bushes Under The Stars' as well as from singles and EPs from that era".


DEATH ANGEL - New Album Art Available

Album released on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have uploaded the album cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL) for their upcoming release entitled Relentless Retribution, to their official Myspace page www.myspace.com/DeathAngel

Relentless Retribution is a full return to the bands thrash roots and will be released on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America. The album was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).


Video: Bobby Vee Discusses Upcoming Rarities Album

Bobby Vee will release a two-disc, 60-song collection of rarities in October. At this point, Rare and Unreleased Gems from the EMI/Capitol Vaults will only hit the stores in Europe, however, the album should be available in the U.S. via Amazon.



Storm Thorgerson presents 50 works of art including rare originals at his August show

SAN FRANCISCO – Storm Thorgerson, album cover artist for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, is presenting 20 never before seen pieces of art at the San Francisco Art Exchange for his August show. The show will also feature Storm’s classic collection of surreal images and album covers. Storm himself is visiting San Francisco Art Exchange on Saturday, August 14 at the invite only reception celebrating the opening night of his show

Also attending the reception is Storm’s design partner, Aubrey Powell. The two visionaries created Hipgnosis, the design company that produced album covers for some of rocks biggest musicians and bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller Band, Alan Parsons, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Cranberries, The Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Phish, and many more.

San Francisco Art Exchange is the world’s leading dealer of Storm Thorgerson’s artwork. The gallery is honored to work with an artist of such legendary status, worthy of Pink Floyd’s praise.

“Storm’s images were created without any of the software that we take advantage of now,” said San Francisco Art Exchange co-owner Theron Kabrich. “The content of most of his amazing images were constructed scenes, assembled or built in real time as on a movie set. Long before programs like Adobe Photoshop were ever dreamt of, Storm was visualizing and developing images that boggled the mind and provoked the imagination. This leads me to believe those who invented such programs most likely would have been inspired by the imagery Storm created.”

San Francisco Art Exchange has been the world’s leading dealer of popular icon art and photography since 1983. It is the home of pin-up artist Alberto Vargas’ collection of drawings and paintings. SFAE has developed relationships with legendary artists, photographers and celebrities around the world and has represented the art of Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones guitarist since 1987. In addition to imagery of and by well-known personalities, SFAE has also enjoyed long relationships with famed album cover artists Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin), Roger Dean (Yes, Asia), and Stanley Mouse (Grateful Dead) and some of the most significant rock and celebrity photographers in the world. All unique artwork and rare photographs can be viewed in the gallery located in Union Square at 458 Geary Street between Mason and Taylor, and online at www.sfae.com. Gallery Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thu-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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