According to Oscar B. Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas, the city celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005, reflecting the passage of a century since the day "our first residents purchased 100 acres in a land auction near what is now the heart of downtown Las Vegas." For about the first 45 of those 100 years, the town was, as Goodman admits, a "sleepy railroad stopover," but the 55 years since have seen it "transformed…into the entertainment capital of the world."
The true heirs of Ireland's folk heritage, The High Kings, are back with their brand new album 'Grace & Glory.' The records includes the song 'Schooldays Over' which features a third verse, written especially for The High Kings by Phil Coulter. The song was originally written by Coulter for The Dubliners in 1970. Almost ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them. The heyday of ballad groups such as The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners was a distant memory for generations of music fans, and The High Kings have taken up the baton to continue a tradition that brings Irish music to thousands of fans worldwide. To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music, and aiming to bring a broad demographic along for the journey.
Sketches of Brunswick East is the eleventh studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and the third by Mild High Club. The album title is a reference to the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick East and Miles Davis' album Sketches of Spain. It was released on 18 August 2017 by Flightless Records in Australia, ATO Records in the United States, and Heavenly Recordings in the United Kingdom. It is the third of five albums set to be released in 2017. The album is a collaboration with Mild High Club, and is prominently jazz-based.
It's 1940s and Dizzy Gillespie's big band are at their absolute peak! Listening to this record makes me wonder why there ever became such a thing as jazz snobbery. This music doesn't sound like the domain for snobs. In fact it showcases jazz in a crucial and innovative place. Here we are in this place where swing and be-bop have long ago cross polinated eachother (one needed to have the other anyway:we all know in what way",you've got Dizzy whose at once both a great intellectual musician as well as being able to make it move. And here you have him playing with these…well nowadays you'd have to call them all stars such as Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker, Cozy Cole, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Clarke…the list goes on like that and BIM BAM BOOM you've got big band be-bop!