.

Contributor

981 items by David Fricke

  • Bruce Springsteen Working on 'Wrecking Ball' Follow-Up

    Bruce Springsteen Working on 'Wrecking Ball' Follow-Up | ARTICLE

    "I have stuff I'm working on that I'm very happy about," Bruce Springsteen said backstage before his June 3rd concert in Milan, Italy, during a rare interview for a story about his European tour in the...

    June 24, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Bruce Springsteen on Touring Europe, the E Street Band and a Half-Century of Rock

    Q&A: Bruce Springsteen on Touring Europe, the E Street Band and a Half-Century of Rock | BLOG ENTRY

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen gives his first major interviews in nearly a year – in the middle of the live action and euphoria of his current European stadium and festival tour....

    June 20, 2013 9:30 AM ET
  • Tom Petty Finishes Beacon Run with More Rarities, Covers and Heavy Jangle

    Tom Petty Finishes Beacon Run with More Rarities, Covers and Heavy Jangle | BLOG ENTRY

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ended their May 26th show at New York's Beacon Theater – the fifth night of their deep-cuts residency – the same way they closed the other four: with the signature jangle...

    May 28, 2013 12:50 PM ET
  • Tom Petty Goes Deeper, Gets Heavy on Second and Third Beacon Nights

    Tom Petty Goes Deeper, Gets Heavy on Second and Third Beacon Nights | BLOG ENTRY

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers started their May 21st and 23rd shows at the Beacon Theater – the second and third concerts in their New York residency – the same way they stepped into opening...

    May 24, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Wrote a Song for Everyone

    Wrote a Song for Everyone | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the late Sixties and early Seventies, John Fogerty was rock & roll's Voice of America. On the five Top 10 LPs and seven straight Top Five singles that he wrote, sang and produced with

    May 23, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013: A Tribute Playlist

    Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013: A Tribute Playlist | BLOG ENTRY

    The Doors' organist Ray Manzarek, who died on May 20th at 74, remembered the day his band was born this way, in his 1998 memoir, Light My Fire: My Life With the Doors. "As he's singing, I'm...

    May 21, 2013 3:10 PM ET
  • Tom Petty at the Beacon Theatre: One Down and Four to Go Deeper

    Tom Petty at the Beacon Theatre: One Down and Four to Go Deeper | BLOG ENTRY

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers opened their May 20th concert at New York's Beacon Theatre, the first show of a five-night residency, with a song about wish fulfillment: a cover of the Byrds' 1967 single "

    May 21, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Liars Dance With Holy Ghosts at the Temple of Dendur in New York

    Liars Dance With Holy Ghosts at the Temple of Dendur in New York | BLOG ENTRY

    To get to the May 18th concert by the Brooklyn-based band Liars at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, you had to walk through the afterlife – the long sequence of rooms devoted to ancient Egyptian sculpture,...

    May 20, 2013 5:47 PM ET
  • Trouble Will Find Me

    Trouble Will Find Me | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is the sound of despair, according to singer Matt Berninger of the National: "If you want to make me cry," he claims early on this record, in "Don't Swallow the Cap," "play Let It Be or...

    May 16, 2013 10:34 AM ET
  • Subscribe to the Fricke's Picks Radio Playlist

    Subscribe to the Fricke's Picks Radio Playlist | BLOG ENTRY

    A change in plans, but not intent, frequency or variety: I am new to this online radio thing, especially the technical logistics of mounting these playlists in a fluid, meaningful way. I started out in terrestial left-of-the-dial...

    May 14, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Silence Yourself

    Silence Yourself | ALBUM REVIEW

    At 11 tracks in 38 minutes, the full-length debut by this London band of women is a constant, compact fury: Emotional confrontation and sexual vengeance executed with martial discipline, at mostly blinding speed. Savages do not write...

    May 7, 2013 12:00 AM ET
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash Work Out With Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Crosby, Stills and Nash Work Out With Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | BLOG ENTRY

    On January 27th, 1970, Miles Davis recorded a version of the medieval whisper "Guinevere" from Crosby, Stills and Nash's 1969 debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash. Davis' take was in the manner of his recently-cut, not-yet-released...

    May 6, 2013 2:25 PM ET
  • At New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013, Local Spice and Old Favorites

    At New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013, Local Spice and Old Favorites | BLOG ENTRY

    Everyone uses it: locals; out-of-town vets; first timers who know, as soon as they get a taste, that they are coming back for more. But the full, formal name of Jazz Fest – the annual pair of...

    May 1, 2013 5:40 PM ET
  • Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust

    Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's unfair but true: Scott Morgan is Michigan rock's greatest unknown singer. Locally in the Sixties, with the Rationals, Morgan was as big as Bob Seger and Mitch Ryder, fusing British young-man blues with native soul on...

    April 30, 2013 12:05 AM ET
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Volume 1, Episode 3

    Fricke's Picks Radio: Volume 1, Episode 3 | BLOG ENTRY

    "I just want to be treated like a normal legend," Rodriguez, the resurrection story of 2012, said in a low, firm voice, silencing a weirdly loving, disruptive audience during his April 10th concert at New York's Town...

    April 23, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Ready to Die

    Ready to Die | ALBUM REVIEW

    How many second chances does Iggy Pop get? The singing Stooge nabs another with this robust studio resurrection of his alliance with guitarist James Williamson, the axis behind the Stooges' 1973 lethal-glam classic, Raw Power, and...

    April 22, 2013 11:59 AM ET
  • The Terror

    The Terror | ALBUM REVIEW

    Before the confetti cannons and sci-fi Day-Glo-pop operettas, the Flaming Lips made great acid-nightmare rock records about the high cost of transcendence. The Terror is that darkness returned: a gripping middle-age-mystic crisis with rude, cosmic-German electronics...

    April 16, 2013 12:15 AM ET
  • Love From London

    Love From London | ALBUM REVIEW

    This British singer-songwriter and psychedelic cult hero keeps issuing delightful, incisive rec ords, and this is one of his recent best – an album Syd Barrett might have made if he'd stayed cogent and seen the end...

    April 15, 2013 4:11 PM ET
  • Once Upon a Time

    Once Upon a Time | ALBUM REVIEW

    From 1967 to 1973, a golden age for eccentric British prog-rock, Family were a rare marvel: critically acclaimed and successful, with a run of U.K. hit LPs such as 1970's A Song for Me and '71's Fearless....

    April 15, 2013 3:50 PM ET
  • Stories Don't End

    Stories Don't End | ALBUM REVIEW

    "When you talk about me/Do you stick to the memories?" singer-guitarist-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith asks in "Just Beneath the Surface," a song about hidden identity that starts his band's third album. It is also a perfect question...

    April 15, 2013 3:45 PM ET
www.expandtheroom.com