Today, 65 years ago, truck driver, Elvis Presley made his first ever recording at the Memphis recording service. After paying $3.98, he recorded two songs, ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ and ‘My Happiness’ as a gift for his mother. 37 years later it resurfaced as part of an RCA compilation called ‘Elvis – the Great Performances’.
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Lou Reed fans only have to wait another month for the release of “My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters With Lou Reed”. It compiles 30 fiery interviews and conversations the late icon was famous for across his post-Velvet Underground solo career. The book was edited and compiled by Pat Thomas and Michael Heath and will be published and released via Hat & Beard Press.
The collection has been described as: “one fan’s humble attempt to move beyond the [Lester] Bangs canon, and delve deeper into the distance and intimacy, cactus and mercury that constituted Lou’s post-Velvet Underground public media image”. The publishing announcement followed after the recent appearance of Reed’s unpublished poetry, ‘Do Angels Need Haircuts?’ published in April earlier this year. Reed wrote these poems during a six-month period in 1970 when he left Velvet Underground to go work for his father’s accountancy firm in Long Island. The collection includes an afterword from Reed’s widow, Laurie Anderson and introductions from the artist himself. He passed away in October 2013 at the age of 71 of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds announced the upcoming release of ‘Distant Sky – Live In Copenhagen’ last month. It entails a live EP recorded at their exhilarating October show in the Copenhagen Royal Arena. The EP is already out on vinyl and will be digitally available on September 28. The Australian artist and his band recently shared a video of the performance from that night. Cave is joined by Else Torp, Danish soprano, who makes an appearance on the track’s original Skeleton Tree recording and delivers an orchestral interpretation of ‘Distant Sky’. The artist joined by his band will be going on tour in October and will be performing with special guest, Cigarettes After Sex, on some of the dates. See dates below:
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Tour Dates:
02 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center WTC
05 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolicán
08 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Teatro de Verano
10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
14 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum*
25 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem*
26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
28 – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre*
(* – With special guest Cigarettes After Sex)
The legend Dibiase does a live set at Beat Cinema Live at Tokyo Beat DTLA, running through smooth joints meshed with his signature nonquantized hard hitting boom bap drums and dense distorted basslines. Chops of Anita Baker, Keni Burke and Christopher Williams flow in and out and the lowpass filter submerges listeners into a depth of soul only one can expect from Dibiase.
During his stay in Munich in 1988, where he played a ledendary concert in the Munich Philharmonic Hall, Miles Dave gave this rare interview were he discusses being a Genius, his current band and selecting the right musicians for his different styles, racism, music acceptance in Europe, covering Prince and more (All while drawing pictures during the entire interview).