Monday, July 23, 2012

MoeTar tour poster

MoeTar & miRthkon are going on the road together!!! From August 11th-18th 2012 we’ll be touring in random tandem from Baltimore to Chicago. Let us know if we'll see you while we're Eastward bound.

* Sat. Aug 11: Baltimore MD at The Orion:
* Sun. Aug 12: New York, NY at New Spectrum:
* Mon. Aug 13: New York, NY at Pianos:
* Tue. Aug 14: Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater:
* Wed. Aug 15: Rochester, NY at Lovin' Cup:
* Thurs. Aug 16: Columbus, OH at Bernie's Distillery:
* Fri. Aug. 17: Madison, WI at The Wisco:
* Sat. Aug 18: Chicago, IL at Swerp Mansion:

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Looking Back On: Bozzio Levin Stevens

Review by Dan Bobrowski
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator for

Improv deluxe... Terry Bozzio is a musical heavyweight: Zappa, UK, Missing Persons, plus countless solo releases, sideman sessions and clinics. One of the best players at his position. Tony Levin, Bass/Stick man extraordinaire, his list of sessions is nearly a long as the number of bands in this archive. He's played with the prog hard hitters; King Crimson, Pink Floyd, ABWH, Peter Gabriel,California Guitar Trio and the list goes on. He's supported the bottom for artists from Sarah McLaughlin to Alice Cooper.

The surprise for me when I bought this 6 years ago, was Steve Stevens. He of Billy Idol fame... Ultra-teased hair, leather pants, make-up and pointy guitars... ugh! I was blown away.... Shaking my head and taking a step back to re-evaluate this stadium rocker. I have to admit that I had some serious doubts about this album prior to putting it into the CD player. I expected simple riffs, three chord rock and roll licks and more squeals/squonks/tweedly weedly leads than any one man could stomache. What I found was a very talented and eclectic guitarist. Duende still ranks in my top twenty all-time instrumental list.

These musicians layed down an incredibly satisfying 7 tunes, over an hours worth of melodies and skillful improvisations in only 4 DAYS. Most bands take that long just decided which tune to record first. Each piece has an ebb and flow, not a solid wall of sound throughout the entire disc. There is plenty of space for each musician to stretch and take his share of the limelight and they seem to flex and weave together without squeezing anyone out of the sonic picture.

There are ideas aplenty throughout, intricate grooves and stunning solos. Take a dive, come up smiling.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Looking Forward: MoeTar East Coast Tour

MoeTar shows with updated venues and cities.

miRthkon and MoeTar

MoeTar is going on the road!!! From August 10th-18th 2012 we’ll be touring from Baltimore to Chicago in (random) tandem with our favorite avante-rock ensemble miRthkon.
We need your help to get us there and back alive, rested, and in one piece.

YEAH, Thanks to all who showed support for the Lickstarter program.  MoeTar has met the goal and a little more.

East Coast Tour

Baltimore, MD Orion Saturday 8/11/12 8pm

New York, NY New Spectrum Sunday 8/12/12 8pm

New York, NY The Piano Monday 8/13/12 8pm

Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater Tuesday 8/14/12 8pm

Rochester NY  TBD   Wednesday 8/15/12 8pm

Columbus OH  Bernies Distillery   Thursday 8/16/12 8pm     

Madison WI  The Wisco    Friday 8/17/12 8pm

Chicago, IL TBD Saturday 8/18/12 8pm     

Monday, July 2, 2012

Looking Back On: To Cry You A Song - A Tribute To Jethro Tull

To Cry You A Song

Magna Carta MA-9009-2

features the talents of the original Jethro Tull rhythm section of Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker and Glenn Cornick; along with Roy Harper, John Wetton, Robert Berry, Echolyn, Derek Trucks and Charlie Musselwhite, Glenn Hughes, Robby Steinhardt, Wolfstone, Keith Emerson, Tempest, Dave Pegg, Matt Pegg, Magellan, Derek Sherinian, Phil Manzanera, Ian McDonald.

1. A Tull Tale - Magellan 2:32
2. Aqualung - Magellan 8:09
3. Up the 'Pool - Roy Harper 3:01
4. Nothing is Easy * - John Wetton, Phil Manzanera & Ian McDonald 4:17
5. Mother Goose - Lief Sorbye with Robert Berry & Mike Varney 4:23
6. Minstrel in the Gallery - Robert Berry with Lief Sorbye 5:22
7. One Brown Mouse - Echolyn 3:15
8. Cat's Squirrel # - Charlie Musselwhite and Derek Trucks 5:52
9. To Cry You a Song * - Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian 5:10
10. New Day Yesterday * - Robby Steinhardt, Phil Manzanera & Ian McDonald 3:59
11. Teacher * - Wolfstone and Derek Sherinian 3:58
12. Living in the Past * - Keith Emerson 3:21
13. Locomotive Breath - Tempest with Robert Berry 4:32
14. Life's a Long Song - Dave Pegg and Matt Pegg 2:45

* with Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker & Glenn Cornick
# with Mick Abrahams & Clive Bunker

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