Entries tagged with: Roxy Music
Bryan Ferry @ Beacon Theatre, 10/1/2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
As mentioned, Bryan Ferry's new album, Avonmore, will be out November 17. It features album-wide contributions from iconic guitarists Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers. Marr can be heard on "Soldier Of Fortune" and Rodgers' distinctive Chic-funk riffing is prevalent on "Loop De Li," both of which can be heard below. The latter now has a striking video, directed by Aoife McArdle (who made Jon Hopkins' "Open Eye Signal"), which definitely throws back to the '80s Excess days of Jay McInerney and Bret Easton Ellis. Watch that (slightly NSFW) clip below.
In other news, Ferry's old band Roxy Music reformed in 2001 but have been completely inactive for nearly four years. If you were wondering what was the story, well they broke up again but forgot to tell anybody till now, informs guitarist Phil Manzera to Rolling Stone. There are plans for new Roxy boxsets next year. And more Bryan Ferry touring (hopefully in better health) to come.
Bryan Ferry is currently in the midst up a European tour and will be on the road in the UK this coming spring. All dates are listed, plus video and song stream, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
astronaut / Kate Nash / Replacements / Haim / Girl Talk
At 68, Bryan Ferry is one of the oldest performers at this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and one of the most debonair. But the former Roxy Music singer and veteran solo artist was one of at least two artists who wore a tuxedo for their performance at the annual festival in Indio Friday night.We already posted Outkast and Dum Dum Girls. Here are the rest of the pictures from the first dusty day of the first weekend of Coachella 2014 (which is also streaming online). The photos continue, Replacements and Bryan Ferry included, below...
The other, a bit surprisingly considering his raucous musical legacy, was Paul Westerberg, 54, the perpetually tousled leader of The Replacments, who reunited last year after a 22-year hiatus to perform three shows (Coachella was the fourth). Yet, while Westerberg was quick to doff his tuxedo jacket, Ferry kept his on, although he undid his tie. Their sartorial style notwithstanding, Ferry and Westerberg have little in common, but both delivered winning performances that represented two very different -- and influential -- chapters in rock history. [UTSanDiego]
Gaz of Supergrass
What happens when you mix Roxy Music, The Smiths, Supergrass, and Suede? You get Chaz Chance And The Prophets, a supergroup made up of, respectively, Phil Manzanera, Mike Joyce, Mat Osman and Gaz Coombes who collectively explore '70s glam as part of a UK drama TV series called The Records, which delves into the world of the music industry. The band has recorded a trio of songs for the show, including the very T.Rex-y/early Bowie track "She's A Queen" available in video form in this post. Judging by the track, let's hope that this band becomes a reality -- and that someone will air this groovy-sounding show in America.
Ever wish you could hear Roxy Music songs as Prohibition-era jazz instrumentals? Jazz Age, the new album from The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, does just that, making Roxy classics like "Do the Strand" and "Love is the Drug" sound like they were recorded on '78s. Colin Good, a film composer who also fronts a '30s-ish jazz band Vile Bodies, worked with Ferry to get that appropriately tinny sound. You can stream a few tracks below and listen to the whole record at NPR.
Welcome to the first in a series of holiday gift guides here on BrooklynVegan. For this one we've partnered with American Express as part of their Points For Presents program. That means I'll run through a whole bunch of my own gift ideas, like I would normally, but then I'll show how you can pay with Membership Rewards points which you might be earning if you happen to have an eligible American Express card. Let's get right into it...
1) Hurricane Sandy Relief
Don't forget about those affected by Hurricane Sandy this holiday season. There are lots of avenues to help. I told my parents not to buy me any clothes this year, but that if they insist on shopping, to buy stuff for hurricane victims instead.
Another way to donate is with Membership Rewards points.
Gift Guide continued below....
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
"This was Ferry's first D.C. area visit since his latest release, 2010's "Olympia," but he barely acknowledged that album. Instead, the singer presented two sets of greatest cult hits, featuring such Roxy Music standards as "Avalon" but heavy on other people's tunes he's claimed as his own. Ferry wore a black suit and tie -- white shirt for the first hour, black for the second -- and performed R & B stompers (Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Stick Together") and craggy rockers (Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane") as if they were cut from the same Savile Row cloth as his urbane originals." [Washington Post]You can see Ferry's 2-set NJ setlist with more pictures from the show, which included an opening set by The Phenomenal Handclap Band, below...
The velvety voice of Roxy Music and solo artist Bryan Ferry CBE (I think dude deserves a "Sir") recently released his thirteenth solo album Olympia. Featuring Kate Moss on the cover, the LP spans twelve tracks including "You Can Dance" which was given a video treatment and was performed on Letterman earlier this year (videos are below).
Ferry will tour the world to celebrate. His upcoming live dates include Israel, Russia, Europe, and the United States for the first time since 2002! Some might remember when Ferry played Beacon Theatre back in 2002. Some might remember his shows at the NYC venue in 1994. Bryan will return to NYC's Beacon Theatre on October 6th as part of a TBA fall tour that also includes Wellmont Theater in NJ on October 4th.
Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Friday. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale at 10AM on Thursday (6/16) with a presale code of "HEAVALON".
All currently announced tour dates (more TBA?) and videos below...