WRECKING CREW FEATURE for MUSIC CONNECTION

October 3rd, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, FRAME FETISH (at the movies, on tv, or dvd, or old vhs), IN PRINT (my work in print and online), PORTFOLIO, Sonic Smack (retro music review), VIEWS & REVIEWS

Call them The Wrecking Crew, call them the Clique, but just make sure you call them if you need a posse of top-notch musicians to play on your hit records. Denny Tedesco, the son of the late-great Tommy Tedesco (the most recorded guitarist in history), has made a documentary called The Wrecking Crew, a […]

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NITE-LIFE NUDGE: CUT COPY @ THE ECHO

May 19th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Brand Neu Stax, GOING OUT, In Town (Nite-Life Nudge), Neu Music Review, VIEWS & REVIEWS

When I first listened to Melbourne, Australia’s Cut Copy, I was interested but not that impressed. I mean, I didn’t trash Bright Like Neon Love, but it didn’t exactly make me glow either, nor did I write a glowing review for XLR8S (click this for the whole article: xlr8r-electropop1.jpg). Part of a larger review of […]

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MUSIC CONNECTION’S KEYBOARD CONFAB 2008

May 12th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, IN PRINT (my work in print and online), NEU-TUBE, VIEWS & REVIEWS

I put together a fun line-up for this year’s Keyboard issue! First, a guy who deserves his own cover story, Daryl Hall. Next, we’ve got newcomer Frank Sacramone from that crazy instrumental prog band, Bushwhack. Electronica pioneer Paul Humphreys from OMD. Then we’ve got Fred Mandel, the guy who not only played for Elton John, […]

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MATMOS FLYS AWAY!: New Album From Björk’s Even Weirder Friends.

May 6th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Brand Neu Stax, Neu Music Review, VIEWS & REVIEWS

One of the craziest sets I ever saw was Bjork at Coachella, 2002. Aside from some of her “hits” she got to venture into the more challenging, but also more astounding aspect of her sound. The computorized blips and ticks represented the threshold of modern music, but with an unbelievable cover of the Beatles,’ “Blue […]

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NITE-LIFE NUDGE: ATMOSPHERE @ THE HENRY FONDA

May 6th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, IN PRINT (my work in print and online), NEU-TUBE, PORTFOLIO, VIEWS & REVIEWS

Slug and Ant have a great new album out called, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, and they’re coming back to town for two nights at the Henry Fonda Music Box. Here’s my LA Weekly Pick of the Week, and check out their new video too.   

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MUSIC CONNECTION “GUITAR” and STANLEY JORDAN FEATURES

April 15th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, IN PRINT (my work in print and online), NEU-TUBE, PORTFOLIO, VIEWS & REVIEWS

Every year Music Connection does a Guitar and Bass Issue. I happen to end up doing them most of the time. I dig talking to the new up and coming players, but I LOVE talking to the old cats. I did double duty for this issue, as in addition to the 2008 GUITAR/BASS JAM (ALLAN […]

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CHEB i SABBAH PROFILE FOR MUSIC CONNECTION

February 10th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, IN PRINT (my work in print and online), PORTFOLIO

I did this article back in 2000. I had an incredible conversation with Cheb, who was really gentle and funny. In a field that tends to get filled up with some corny stuff, I remain a big fan of his music.

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disco not disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986

January 20th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Sonic Smack (retro music review)

Various ArtistsStrutRating: 7/10 

Waay Back when the decade just started, before “electroclash” became the catch-phrase to describe anything danceable, electronic, and a little fucked-up, DJs and artists didn’t exactly know how to categorize some of the more experimental jams coming up from the underground clubs of New York, London, and other metro hubs. Some […]

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“SHIT I ALMOST THREW OUT! #1″ CD REVIEW: BABY ELEPHANT

January 11th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Neu Music Review

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DISC REVIEW: H/ELLBOY: Italo Megamix by DJ Hell

January 9th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Neu Music Review, VIEWS & REVIEWS

(H)ELLBOY: Italo Megamix by DJ Hell International Dee Jay Gigolo Records Rating: 8/10
When I interviewed DJ Hell for XL8R back in 2005, I asked him about the “italo revival” that I saw going on in Europe (and was hoping would finally catch on here, not that some people weren’t trying) and he seemed […]

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