“Beginning his career in folk-rock in the ’80s as part of Everything But the Girl along with partner Tracey Thorn, then taking a turn into the dance world in the ’90s (remember EBTG’s mega-hit “Missing” remixed by Todd Terry?) and ’00s, Ben Watt’s first solo album in 31 years, Hendra, returns him close to the starting [...]

March 31, 2014 gina Ben Watt, Blog 0

Happy Opening Day 2014!

Calling all baseball fans! The Baseball Project, which features R.E.M founder Peter Buck, former members Scott McCaughey & Mike Mills, Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate and Linda Pitmon of The Miracle 3, just released their album ”3rd”. The perfect soundtrack to open the season, the album was recently featured on NPR’s “Only A Game” along with [...]

March 31, 2014 gina Blog, The Baseball Project 0

Happy Release Day to Boy George, Elton John, Matthew Fowler and The Baseball Project!

It’s a big Tuesday over here at Missing Piece Group! Happy Release Day to… Boy George This Is What I Do is the Culture Club frontman’s first studio album in 19 years. He recently spoke to NPR’s Morning Edition about his childhood, being sober, Lady Gaga and his new album. Deluxe Version may be purchased on iTunes [...]

March 25, 2014 gina Blog, Boy George, Elton John, Matthew Fowler, The Baseball Project 0

USA Today Premieres Ben Watt’s ‘Nathaniel’

“Though Ben Watt has been making music for more than 30 years, most people don’t recognize him as a solo artist; he’s best known as half of the alt-rock/electronic duo Everything but the Girl. That’s about to change, though, as Watt releases an impressive solo effort next month. The album, Hendra, reflects more of Watt’s folk and rock influences [...]

March 20, 2014 gina Ben Watt, Blog 0

Flavorwire Premiere: Jon Langford — “Sugar On Your Tongue”

You probably know Jon Langford from the Mekons, the band with which he recorded a whopping 18 albums, but he’s been a prolific talent over the years, contributing to a bewildering variety of musical projects. He’s also a visual artist, with a particular liking for painting country music luminaries — he’s done portraits of Johnny Cash, [...]

March 19, 2014 James Blog, Jon Langford 0

Ivan & Alyosha, Dawn Landes on Bob Dylan’s ’80s Tribute

The 1980s were not Bob Dylan’s most beloved creative period. After writing some of the most iconic songs of the ’60s and releasing gems like “Blood on the Tracks” in the ’70s, the singer and songwriter hit a rough patch in the ’80s with a string of slight albums that were often not well-received, critically [...]

March 19, 2014 James Blog, Dawn Landes, Ivan & Alyosha 0

Some New Craic This Paddy’s Day via Paste

While there is no shortage of singer/guitar soloists in Ireland, there are few who have kept the storytelling tradition alive with such freshness and beauty as Declan O’Rourke. Most of O’Rourke’s music are casual love songs about the complexities of relationships, but it is his more tender narratives, such as Since Kyabram’s “Sarah (Last Night [...]

March 17, 2014 James Blog, Declan O'Rourke 0

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic Woman’s “Emerald: Musical Gems”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope everyone’s sporting the #Emerald green! Spend St. Patrick’s Day listening to some awesome Celtic Woman tunes! Purchase the Deluxe CD/DVD at Amazon, iTunes & CelticWoman.com Enter to win a pair of tickets to see the ladies + 2 Deluxe CD/DVD packages at First For Women. Winners to be chosen on March 29th. [...]

March 17, 2014 gina Blog, Celtic Woman 0

Dawn Landes on WAMC

Dawn Landes is a Brooklyn-based folk singer-songwriter and accomplished music producer and engineer. She’s recently released a new record entitled, Bluebird via Western Vinyl, and she’ll be opening for The Felice Brothers at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on March 17th. She joined us at The Linda to talk about her career, the new album, [...]

March 13, 2014 James Blog, Dawn Landes 0

Fleshtones Frontman Peter Zaremba Talks About Music Videos, Hosting “IRS Presents The Cutting Edge” on MTV, the Old Days, and the New Album

As singer for the American garage rock kings the Fleshtones, Peter Zaremba has watched his band evolve from its 1976 birth into one of New York’s most consistent presences in rock. Playing alongside East Village legends like the Ramones & the Dictators for years, the band served as the christening band for many a local [...]

February 27, 2014 James Blog, The Fleshtones 0