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Time for Pink Floyd in Montreal

Time for Pink Floyd, a tribute band featuring members of Canadian progressive rock band Hamadryad, is set to perform on October 21st, 2017 at the Rialto Theater in Montreal. With 7 musicians on stage, Time for Pink Floyd will play the best classics of the prog rock legend.

The Rialto Theater
5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9
$ 44 Show only – $ 123 Dinner-show (taxes included)
Box Office: http://theatrerialto.ca/en/event/spectacle-hommage-time-for-pink-floyd/?instance_id=206
Info and/or reservation (514) 770-7773

Prog Rock Star Roger Waters to launch his North American Us + Them Tour on May 26

Roger Waters

Roger Waters, the musician and composer famous for his work with Pink Floyd, will be touring North American in the next weeks. Waters will be performing material from Pink Floyd classic albums such as Dark Side of the moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall as well as new material. Waters has a new album titled Is This The Life We Really Want?.

Roger Waters Us + Them North American Tour 2017

05/26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
05/28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
05/30 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
06/01 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
06/03 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
06/04 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
06/07 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
06/10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
06/12 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
06/14 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
06/16 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
06/20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
06/21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
06/24 Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome
06/27 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
07/01 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
07/03 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
07/06 Houston, TX Toyota Center
07/08 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
07/11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
07/13 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
07/16 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
07/18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
07/20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
07/22 Chicago, IL United Center
07/23 Chicago, IL United Center
07/26 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
07/29 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
08/02 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
08/04 Washington, DC Verizon Center
08/08 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
08/09 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
08/13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
09/07 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
09/11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
09/12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
09/15 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
09/16 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
09/21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
09/23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
09/24 Hartford, CT XL Center
09/27 Boston, MA TD Garden
09/28 Boston, MA TD Garden
10/02 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/03 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/06 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
10/07 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
10/10 Ottawa, ONT Canadian Tire Centre
10/16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/22 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
10/24 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
10/28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Roger Waters to Release “Is This the Life We Really Want?” June 2017

Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

Bassist and singer-songwriter Roger Waters, one of the creative forces behind progressive rock band Pink Floyd, has announced the release of his first rock album in 25 years. Titled, “Is This The Life We Really Want?” (Columbia Records), the album will be released internationally on Friday, June 2, 2017. Water also announced a North American tour that will run from May through October, 2017.

The musicians that appear on “Is This The Life We Really Want?” include Roger Waters on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, Nigel Godrich on arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar, Gus Seyffert on bass, guitar, keyboards, Jonathan Wilson on guitar, keyboards, Joey Waronker on drums, Roger Manning on keyboards, Lee Pardini on keyboards, and Lucius on vocals with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Pink Floyd Records to Reintroduce More Vinyl Reissues

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd Records has announced the reintroduction ‘Atom Heart Mother’, ‘Meddle’ and ‘Obscured By Clouds’ on vinyl. The three albums have been remastered from the original analog master tapes and will be released on September 23rd, 2016. ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Division Bell’ are also back in stock on vinyl from August 26th.

Pink Floyd followed their 1960s albums with their fifth studio album, 1970’s ‘Atom Heart Mother’ featuring the classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason plus an orchestra. The LP went on to become the band’s first UK No.1 record.

In a short break from touring ‘Atom Heart Mother’, in 1971, Pink Floyd released the progressive psychedelic album, ‘Meddle’. The album included the epic 23-minute track Echoesthat occupied the entirety of the B-side of the record.

Pink Floyd’s seventh album ‘Obscured By Clouds’ was originally recorded as the soundtrack to the French film ‘La Vallée’ but it was eventually released as a standalone album in 1972.

Pink Floyd Through the Experimental Jazz Prism

Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia - The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky
Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia – The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky

Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia – The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky (Moonjune, 2016)

This recording is a jazz recreation of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon. The trio behind the project is led by Italian vocalist Boris Savoldelli. He has a gritty voice that’s an acquired taste. On this project Savoldelli teams up with saxophonist Raffaele Casarano and bassist Marco Bardoscia.

Savoldelli’s chameleonic vocal style seems to have a lot of fans. In my case, I liked his vocal effects and found the instrumental sections with trance-like jazz beats, the minimalist chamber passages, Dewa Budjana’s guitar, and electronic atmospheres mesmerizing.

The lineup on The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky includes Boris Savoldelli on vocals, vocal noises and electronics; Raffaele Casarano on saxophones and electronics; and Marco Bardoscia on double bass and electronics.

The album also features special guests Dewa Budjana on guitars; and spoken word by Maurizio Nobili.

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Floydian Inspired Songs of Alienation

Airbag – Disconnected (Karisma Records, 2016)

Norwegian progressive rock band has effectively taking the torch of the classic Pink Floyd sound. The group is characterized by melancholic vocals combined with guitars that channel David Gilmour. Additionally, the group adds effects and lavish electronic atmospheres that take the listener into a world of psychedelic progressive rock mixed with post rock sensibilities.

Guitarist Bjørn Riis provides the most significant moments throughout the album. Riis extracts a wide-range of sounds out of his electric guitars. It’s astonishing how he’s managed to emulate many of the sounds that David Gilmour showcased in his Pink Floyd albums and concerts.

The title of the album reflects the life changes experienced by guitarist and composer Bjørn Riis: “The idea and inspiration for most of the lyrics, and the title track in particular, came from me realizing that I had to make some changes in my life. I was tired of the daily routine, working 9-5 in an office doing basically nothing and never having enough time for my family and music. I took a year off and started writing for the album.”

Riis and his colleagues discussed adding more electronic elements and giving more room to the drums, “allowing them to be more percussive and basically avoid the usual rock formula on all songs.”

The lineup on Disconnected includes Asle Tostrup on lead vocals; Bjørn Riis on guitars and vocals; Henrik Fossum on drums; Anders Hovdan on bass.

Airbag’s previous releases include Identity (2009), All Rights Removed (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2013).

Disconnected is a well-crafted recording featuring a set of memorable relaxed songs heavily-influenced by Pink Floyd’s guitars.

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