Based in Shanghai, China, Round Eye are an experimental punk band who formed in 2012, and right from the get go have been positioning an air of controversy around them. Their new single, ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, from their upcoming album, ‘Culture Shock Treatment’, is a raging typhoon of ferocious guitars and freaking good sax.
If a song released from a debut solo album is a duet with the legendary Patti Smith, then you’re certainly going to wonder about the circumstances behind that event occurring. In the case of ‘Best Game In Town’, from Oliver Ray’s debut album, ‘Out Passed Nowhere’, released today on Royal Oakie Records, it’s not a happy accident.
With all things, personal taste plays a large part in what we enjoy. I like Jackie Chan films a lot: his humour, the characters he plays, and the fact that most of his films are generally family-friendly really appeal to me. His latest film, ‘Bleeding Steel’, is a sci-fi thriller, and with that, Chan-fans and and non-fans alike should both enjoy watching.
Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson looks forward to an active Autumn and Winter, as he confirms headlining concerts at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. and at Jazz Standard in New York City, as well as collaborations with Billy Childs and Chick Corea, and an expansion of his ongoing educational efforts.