Zed http://mtpr.net en Julianna Barwick – Rising to the dawn, reaching to the sky http://mtpr.net/post/julianna-barwick-rising-dawn-reaching-sky <p>Ambient music is a broad and often misleading category of music, but throughout all ambient music there is a sense of spacious and expansive musical landscapes.&nbsp;&nbsp; Julianna Barwick’s music is soaring, captivating and sparse, evocative of snowy, windblown places.</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:27:09 +0000 Zed 7325 at http://mtpr.net Julianna Barwick – Rising to the dawn, reaching to the sky Iceland Rocks http://mtpr.net/post/iceland-rocks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maybe it is something to do with the landscape, but with a population only a little bigger than Spokane (about 320, 000), Iceland produces more than its fair share of talented musicians.&nbsp;&nbsp; The well-known names include </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.bjork.com/">Björk</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://jonsi.com/">Jónsi</a> </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and his band </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/"> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 20:04:45 +0000 Zed 6674 at http://mtpr.net Iceland Rocks When Two Jazz Greats Collide. http://mtpr.net/post/when-two-jazz-greats-collide <p>Pat Metheny plays John Zorn.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And why not?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While Zorn is best known for his sometimes difficult, avant-garde jazz, Metheny is no stranger to blistering experimentation.&nbsp;&nbsp; On <em><strong>Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20</strong></em>, Metheny returns to a style he worked in 1994 with Ornette Coleman (‘<em>Song X</em>’), solo in 1994 ('<em>Zero Tolerance for Silence</em>') and then with Derek Bailey in 1996 (<em>'Sign of 4</em>').</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:32:41 +0000 Zed 5720 at http://mtpr.net When Two Jazz Greats Collide. Cover your breath ... polish your teeth ... http://mtpr.net/post/cover-your-breath-polish-your-teeth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been nine years since the last release from </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pixies</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and twenty six years since their first release, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Come On Pilgrim</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Now in the same time they announce the departure of bassist Kim Deal, arrives a kicking new song, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bagboy</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s the same bratty, scratchy and rocking sound as ever:</span></p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 22:43:33 +0000 Zed 4934 at http://mtpr.net A resurgence of scruffy garage blues-rock. http://mtpr.net/post/resurgence-scruffy-garage-blues-rock <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the holiday season of 2011/12 it was almost impossible to avoid the three chord&nbsp;singalong,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Lonely Boy</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first track on The Black Keys’ seventh album,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">El Camino</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;For&nbsp;bandmates, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney it marked distinct commercial success, as the song reached 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album being certified a platinum record.</span></p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:01:30 +0000 Zed 4658 at http://mtpr.net A resurgence of scruffy garage blues-rock. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to play Adams Center October 24. http://mtpr.net/post/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-play-adams-center-october-24 <p>It has been a fast-paced year since Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released “Same Love”, the first track off their debut album.&nbsp;&nbsp; Previously little known hip-hop performers from Seattle, they have now sold more than 2 million copies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Returning to western Montana, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis play the Adams Center at the University of Montana on Thursday, Oct. 24.&nbsp; Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, and are available at all GrizTix locations, by calling 1-888-MONTANA or online at&nbsp;<a href="http://griztix.com/" target="_blank">griztix.com</a>.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:52:16 +0000 Zed 4431 at http://mtpr.net Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to play Adams Center October 24. Patty Griffin returns with seventh album. http://mtpr.net/post/patty-griffin-returns-seventh-album <p></p><p>Winner of the of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americana_Music_Association" title="Americana Music Association">Americana Music Association's</a> "Artist of the Year" award in 2007, Patty Griffin is touring in support of her seventh album, <em>American Kid</em>.&nbsp; A collection of songs focused on her late father, this album marks a powerful return to her own writing.&nbsp;&nbsp; At turns romantic and at others uplifting, Patty gives voice to the joys and challenges of middle age.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:57:27 +0000 Zed 3770 at http://mtpr.net Patty Griffin returns with seventh album. One way to get a party started ... http://mtpr.net/post/one-way-get-party-started <p>Boisterous ska-jazz-funk band, <strong>The Cat Empire</strong>, have released their infectious, cheeky and fun sixth album. &nbsp; The first single, <em>Brighter Than Gold</em>, is a great way to get a party started:</p><p><iframe align="left" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="1" height="315" longdesc="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM_rIaUm7ac" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QM_rIaUm7ac" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:15:11 +0000 Zed 4040 at http://mtpr.net One way to get a party started ... Laura, Laura and Laura http://mtpr.net/post/laura-laura-and-laura <p>Three gorgeous women, three gorgeous voices.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And they’re all named Laura!</p><p><strong>Laura Mvula</strong> is a young, British soul-singer with a big, lush, smoky voice.&nbsp;&nbsp; There's a touch of baroque in her songs, a touch of torch singer.&nbsp; She travels from big diva ballads to mysterious, intimate introspections.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 03:57:37 +0000 Zed 3274 at http://mtpr.net Laura, Laura and Laura